Michael Young's options market

Updated: January 4, 2011, 9:52 AM ET
By Buster Olney

Leading off from the mailbag:

Q: If the Rangers look to trade Michael Young after the Adrian Beltre signing, will they have to contend with his no-trade clause that comes with being a ten-and-five guy? … If Young has a full no-trade clause, do you see that as an obstacle to dealing him, or would he simply waive it? -- Sean, (Cleveland, Ohio)

A: Sean: If the Rangers do actually push the negotiating ball across the goal line and complete a deal with Adrian Beltre, ultimately the onus would be more on Young than the team, because it will be Young who will have to make a choice.