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Article: Manfred Should End Outdated Selig Policies

MLB Baseball Today, 06:43 PM
In case you missed it, there's a new commissioner of Major League Baseball.I know that for many fans, that may come as a shock. There are...
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Proposed New Designated Hitter Rule for Both Leagues

MLB Baseball Today, 06:40 PM
The designated hitter rule should be in both leagues, with some major changes: Each team, on a pregame line-up card, DESIGNATES one playe...
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Souhan: Ryan in for the long haul

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:38 PM
http://www.startribu.../289698601.html   Interesting article but it also gives a sense of what the FO is thinking - "Whether correct...
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2015 draft thread

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:37 PM
I'm going to restart this thread, the other one got a little long and a little off topic.  Brady Aiken, last year's #1 pick, might b...
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Another Twins Prospect at Work

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:26 PM
Hard work may pay off this year.Click Youtube link at bottom right of the clip for video and audio version.
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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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