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Are The Twins The Unluckiest Team In Baseball?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:14 AM
There seems to be a sentiment that I'm trying to absolve the front office.....   And now they're basically stuck in limbo, with th...
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Rusney Castillo

Minnesota Twins Talk 21 Jul 2014
The rule here seems to be, don't sign any of them.
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Are The Twins The Unluckiest Team In Baseball?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Are you arguing Pelfrey was good last year? We disagree. I expected him to be bad, and he was. That should have opened a spot for May or...
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Are The Twins The Unluckiest Team In Baseball?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:14 AM
They had zero consensus top 100 prospects with AAA experience entering this season.   This doesn't make much sense... How many t...
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Are The Twins The Unluckiest Team In Baseball?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Pelfrey was predictably bad. Again, imo, not luck.   It's bad luck when Pelfrey exited last season throwing 93-94 while being qu...
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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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