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MLB Midseason Prospect Rankings

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 04:38 PM
MLB did their mid-season rankings with 2016 draft picks now included.   Here are the top 100 in the MLB: http://m.mlb.com/prosp...
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Where do you see Tyler Duffey fitting on the staff going...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:25 PM
After taking us all by surprise last season by keeping the Twins in contention, Tyler Duffey has certainly floundered this season. He's c...
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Is it better to be late to the party or get there early

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:25 PM
  This season's trade deadline is looking to be different from last season when there wasn't a definite line on who were sell...
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It's Time To Take It! -Trade Deadline

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:25 PM
And by "It" I of course mean control of the trade deadline, it's been pretty quiet overall, but the deadline is looming. Antony 100% with...
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Rob Antony Looks to Leave Mark on Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:16 PM
There's lots of layers to this crucial trade deadline for interim GM Rob Antony. Not only does he have to make moves to benefit the team...
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What's Next For Delmon Young Now That Tigers Won't Bring Him Back?

Attached Image: delmon.jpg As reported in the Detroit Free Press, Tigers' GM Dave Dombrowski (who I occasionally confuse with this guy or this guy) announced that the Tigers weren't planning to bring back American League Championship Series MVP Delmon Young next season.

Young, playing out a 1-year 6.75 million dollar contract, hit .267/.296/.411 in 151 games for the Tigers in 2012 with 18 HR, 74 RBI and a 20/112 walks-to-strikeouts rate. He began the season as Detroit's starting left fielder but was soon swapped with Andy Dirks and moved to DH limiting his defensive "exposure" to only 31 games.

Delmon negated some of his lackluster performance over the regular season by putting together his best stretch of baseball in the postseason. Young went 6 for 17 with a pair of homeruns and 6 RBI in the ALCS and 5 for 14 with another homeun in the World Series.

I'm assuming that Dombrowski and the Tigers saw beyond Young's one atypical week and a half of October hitting and instead saw a player who at only 27 can no longer can play defense and who produced worse offensive results over the 25 weeks of the regular season than the proverbial "replacement player." (-1.2 WAR) I'm assuming that unlike a lot of casual fans, the Tigers front office has not forgotten about this little incident, either.

Who is the real Delmon Young? Is he a much-talented player that squandered what could have been a great career through indifference and an unstable temperament - or a vastly overrated prospect that couldn't live up to unrealistic expectations? (And what lies ahead for Delmon?)


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