Actually I know the reason: Michael Young and Vernon Wells are good buddies who came up in the Jays system together. For what it’s worth, Wells thinks the Rangers mishandled Young’s situation:
Like Young, Wells dealt with being a frequent target of trade rumors before the Angels acquired him for Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera in January. Both players have hefty contracts that make them more difficult to move. “I dealt with it in-house, which was the right way to do things. He’s having to deal with it, unfortunately, publicly,” Wells said. “It creates all kinds of problems. It’s been handled poorly on their end, I’ll say that.”
Yeah, it is bad that Young is having to deal with this so publicly. It’s so bad that maybe he shouldn’t have gone and told MLB.com that he felt manipulated and misled and revealed that he demanded a trade. But sadly the Rangers did … that … made him talk to …
No, I have no idea either.