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Can you help us out with game threads?

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Twins fans: we need your help!We love our game threads. Where else on the Internet can you find, in one spot, lengthy discussions of the...
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Souhan: Eight observations from camp

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Jim Souhan of the Star Tribune posted a blog this afternoon rattling off some of his early thoughts from camp in Ft. Myers. You can read...
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Johan signs with Jays

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Jon Heyman ‏@JonHeymanCBS· 1m1 minute ago  Johan santana has agreed to sign with blue jays. Santana is still only 34. Wouldn't bet a...
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2015 Draft Prospects: Brady Aiken, LHP, IMG Academy

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:51 PM
Brady Aiken, last year's #1 overall pick, will be enrolling at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL according to the school.   Aiken is...
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2015 draft thread

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:51 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 be avail...
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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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