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Trade rumor: Buehrle

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:51 AM
https://twitter.com/...405807345127424   So looks like the Jays will make Buehrle available.  The future HOFer (yep) is due 19m...
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Article: Postseason Review: Aaron Hicks

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:51 AM
"Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on you".Aaron Hicks has been the starting center fielder for the Twins the last two open...
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World Series Complete: 121 Players Become Free Agents

More Baseball Today, 10:45 AM
With the completion of the 2014 World Series, 121 MLB players  became free agents. Here is that list. Remember also that six-year mi...
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Article: Twins Organizational Depth Chart: Catchers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:43 AM
In the last couple of weeks, we went around the infield looking at the Twins organizational depth. Today, we’ll take a look at the catche...
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Article: No Juice Podcast #27: Dave St. Peter

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:41 AM
On this week's No Juice Podcast, Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman meet with Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter at Excelsior Brewing...
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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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