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#1 stringer bell

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 10:48 PM

Delmon Young was designated for assignment so that the Phils could add Casper Wells. Need I say more? If Oliveros comes back and posts any substantial innings, the trade of Delmon Young will be a success.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:11 PM

The trade was with Detroit, so his free agent signing with the Phillies isn't really part of the Young/Oliveros match up (so to speak).

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 12:49 AM

Am I the only one who is sad that a guy with that much potential let it all go to waste. Going to go out on a limb here but Delmon wont be in the league two years from now. His brother had a better career.

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 01:27 AM

The trade was with Detroit, so his free agent signing with the Phillies isn't really part of the Young/Oliveros match up (so to speak).


But it continues to show just how bad he is as a player. I was very happy when that trade happened.

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 06:57 AM

Am I the only one who is sad that a guy with that much potential let it all go to waste. Going to go out on a limb here but Delmon wont be in the league two years from now. His brother had a better career.


If he had only learned some patience... I think he could have been a monster (offensively at least)...

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 07:52 AM

Am I the only one who is sad that a guy with that much potential let it all go to waste. Going to go out on a limb here but Delmon wont be in the league two years from now. His brother had a better career.


Good chance he doesn't see MLB time next year.
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Posted 10 August 2013 - 08:24 AM

I won't count Demon Young's career over for a few years yet. The guy has a power bat, so he could catch on with a team looking for a DH in the playoffs. In fact, that might be the only time he finds work from now on, seeing what a crappy outfielder he is.

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 08:35 AM

Good chance he doesn't see MLB time next year.


I wanted to say that. I just feel like the Astros giving him a shot or something, especially after they wasted time on Pena this year.

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 08:55 AM

Yes, you wonder what the problem was.

The Phillies seemed to have let him go because he was a cheap pickup and they wanted to avoid paying him even more to hang around and not play much,

That he signed for $750,000 means someone, somewhere will give him a chance,, but it has to be in the American League where he can DH.

He is eating humble pie right now. Someone will give him a chance if they can continue to sign him for less than a million. And he will keep trying to get a job.

If no one picks him up for the September push, I will be surprised.

I don't see him playing Indy League ball at all.
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Posted 10 August 2013 - 02:55 PM

If he had only learned some patience... I think he could have been a monster (offensively at least)...


And if he could stay away from the dollar menu. The guy took his job seriously for about half a season, and not coincidentally, it was by far the most productive time of his career.

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 03:45 PM

I don't think Delmon will ever be the offensive monster he might have been. He has shown flashes (a half-season with the Twins, two post-seasons with the Tigers), but can't sustain it. Because he is a bad outfielder, his great arm is marginalized and because of his personality, he is a tough guy to like (if that matters). I don't doubt that some team (maybe the Orioles) will take a chance on him, but he was DFAed so that the Phillies could add Casper Wells, who has been on five teams in one year.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 09:30 AM

I think he was physically superior as a youngster, who also had MLB exposure. Unfortunately, that may have made him look better than his actual ceiling.
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Posted 11 August 2013 - 09:53 AM

Delmon was about to reach some bonus incentive in his contract, and Wells will be cheaper over the course of the season. I bet Delmon ends up somewhere before the season is out...

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 10:09 PM

MLB trade rumors says that the Rays are looking at either Paul Konerko or Delmon Young. Wouldn't that be ironic-Delmon returning to his former team!

EDIT: Delmon cleared waivers and got released. He's a FA now. Not sure if anyone else knew that.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:48 PM

And he has rejoined the Rays.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:45 PM

A few years back, Delmon hit a batting practice homer in Kansas City that is probably the furthest ball I have ever seen hit. The ball hit a table on the fly in the area of the Royals Hall of Fame. The table just shattered. It was quite a sight and a majestic shot. I never was a fan of his but I was impressed with him on that day. I hope he can turn it around.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:46 PM

A few years back, Delmon hit a batting practice homer in Kansas City that is probably the furthest ball I have ever seen hit. The ball hit a table on the fly in the area of the Royals Hall of Fame. The table just shattered. It was quite a sight and a majestic shot. I never was a fan of his but I was impressed with him on that day. I hope he can turn it around.

Yup. Watching Delmon take BP was worth the price of a ticket, and always made me wonder just how good he could have been.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:53 PM

If he had only learned some patience... I think he could have been a monster (offensively at least)...


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:43 PM

But hey, he's playing in October and just gave the Rays a 1-0 lead.

There's just a lot of "what could have beens" with DY

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 07:12 PM

Does TB have any players left from the Garza trade (after TB I mean, Cubs?) and was Bartlett dealt to San Diego or just released. Just wondering if TB is still repeaing rewards from the DY/Garza trade.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:21 PM

They flipped them both for a bunch of players. Don't feel like looking up their stats to see if they are any good.
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Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:49 PM

The Rays traded him for Chris Archer, Sam Fuld, Hak Ju Lee, Robinson Chirinos and Brandon Guyer I think. So basically a good young pitcher, a still decent SS prospect I think, and a 4th OF.



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