Evan Grant has a tantalizingly brief note on the Michael Young situation, referencing Craig Biggio.
Following the Jeff Kent signing in 2003, apparently nobody thought to include Biggio - which, depending on your view of labor/management rights, may or may not matter. But...
He went directly to GM Gerry Hunsicker and owner Drayton McLane for direct "animated" discussions. But Biggio never requested a trade and never accused management of any mistakes publicly.
I'd like to know more about this, Mr. Grant.