The Rangers have made some good and bad trades.
In 2000, the Rangers sent Esteban Loiza to Toronto for Michael Young and another pitcher. The "other pitcher" was gone quickly and Loiza has been around a few teams.
Since 2001, Young has been one of the best players in the league: http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/team/player.jsp?player_id=276545
He hit .306 in '03 and .313 in '04.
He had two consecutive 200 hit seasons and is headed for another one in '05.
He is currently hitting .328 and has a great chance to win a batting title this year. (http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/sports/baseball/mlb/texas_rangers/12600614.htm)
Add his glove and Michael Young is one heck of player.
The best news: Young is only 29.
So he will be around for a while!