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Article: Today's Official Trade Deadline Discussion

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:46 AM
Betting house Bovada has set 10.5 as the over/under on MLB trades today. Could there be 10 MLB trades and NONE that involved the Twins? P...
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Article: Trade Candidate: Josh Willingham

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:36 AM
You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.co...Josh-Willingham
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Red Sox Trade Jon Lester To A's For Cespedes

More Baseball Today, 08:46 AM
Trade deadline is drunk already and it's not even 10 AM.   http://www.mlbtrader...-to-boston.html    
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Is It Too Early To Start Thinking About Free Agency Moves...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:32 AM
Amidst all the trade discussion and promotion speculation, I don't think it is. At this point, it might be very difficult to speak of pla...
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Trades Now Please

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:23 AM
You can call this a rant if you want to do so.   1. Kurt Suzuki to the Orioles for either Zach Davies or Brandon Kline.   2. Jo...
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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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