Young Deserves Better From Rangers

He has been told to shut up and show up.

Compared to Greg Ellis.

Diminished as a player. Downgraded as a leader.

Carved up defensively. Bashed as a malcontent.

And please just shoot me now because the "he" in question is Michael Young, the heart and soul of this Rangers franchise, who is guilty of calling the team out on its own doublespeak about his importance.

Well, what are the Rangers, fans and media to do since he demanded a trade? Glad you asked.

Shut up, then try saying thank you.

Thank you for signing that big deal we now decry as an albatross because nobody put a gun to their fool heads and forced them to give MY $16 mil per year. The ugly truth is the money was to keep him from going A-Rod and Tex and bolting what everybody...

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