Gotta believe Michael Young held more value at the end of July than he does now. Either way, he's gone now and Amaro got back a "prospect" from the Dodgers. Our genius GM wasn't done there, no he managed to get something for the seemingly worthless John McDonald, as he went way to the Red Sox.
Young hit .276/.731, with 49 R, 24 DBL, 4 TRPL, 8 HR, and 42 RBI in 126 G for the Phillies. Offense was okay, but his defense was as atrocious as expected (-2.4 dWAR). LA sent the Phils a minor league pitcher named Rob Rasmussen. He's tiny 24 year old lefty (5'9", 160 lbs.), that has been primarily a starting pitcher, reaching as high as Triple-A. Over 4 seasons, he's compiled a 23-32 record in 432.2 IP with a 3.95 ERA and 1.38 WHIP.
McDonald hit .174/.513 in 21 G for the Phils. He now joins his 4th MLB club this season (BoSox, Pirates, and Indians). Boston shipped Nefi Ogando to the Philly, who is 24 years old and 3.45 ERA and 1.42 WHIP over 97 minor league appearances (currently in High-A).
Neither have much upside, if any, but honestly neither did Young or McDonald's future in Philadelphia.