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Article: Buxton Not Alone In Early-Season Struggles

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:36 AM
In case you haven’t been following the Minnesota Twins to this point in the season, Byron Buxton has started the season really slowly. On...
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Well ****, what now?

Minnesota Wild Talk Today, 12:07 AM
What do you do this off season? Who do the wild lose in the expansion draft? I don't think they can afford to lose Coyle, Zucker or Nino...
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Game Thread: Twins@Rangers 4/25/17 7:05PM

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:07 AM
Nicknames! How many of you remember these words? “A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty Hi-Yo Silver...
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Jason Turbow on Sano

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:52 PM
https://thebaseballc...trous-reaction/   Turbow wrote the great book - The Baseball Codes - that discussed the changes in baseball's...
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Bright spots

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:31 PM
One my areas of concern coming into the season was the defensive play of the left side of the infield.  So far they have far exceede...
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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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