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ST PETERSBURG FL - OCTOBER 07: Michael Young #10 of the Texas Rangers makes a throw to first during Game 2 of the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on October 7 2010 in St. Petersburg Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG FL - OCTOBER 07: Michael Young #10 of the Texas Rangers makes a throw to first during Game 2 of the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on October 7 2010 in St. Petersburg Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Five years ago today, I defended Michael Young's defense at shortstop (in 2006 anyway), saying that, by the numbers, he was at least an average defender at the position.