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#1 Shane Wahl

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:43 PM

Just lost the ball in LF for the Tigers. As bad as he has ever looked in the field. Other Tiger notes, Octavio Dotel dominant in relief against the Sox.

#2 Seth Stohs

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:56 PM

Here's the video... http://i.imgur.com/noRJf.gif

#3 John Bonnes

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:04 PM

Go back and click on Seth's link. You will not regret it. That is AWESOME. We need to see if we can post that somewhere on the front page.

#4 John Bonnes

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:11 PM

I now just have this gif running constantly in the corner of my PC screen. It never gets old.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:11 PM

Bwaaaahhaaaa!
Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

#6 Captain Kirkus

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:16 PM

With skates on and one more rotation Delmon might have landed that triple axle, along with the silver medal.

Edited by Captain Kirkus, 13 April 2012 - 05:29 PM.


#7 twinzgrl

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:39 PM

I do not miss Delmon. He was a very poor outfielder. Drove me nuts. I'm hoping that Josh Willingham can do better out there. THANKS for the video! Classic.

#8 davidjcampbell

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:42 PM

this link is excellent. just excellent.

#9 Teflon

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:49 PM

I think it's actually one of Delmon's better plays as he actually got close enough to make a fielding attempt.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:51 PM

I applaud the effort... That was never a sure thing with the Twins. One thing still for sure... fundamentals is not his middle name.

#11 Top Gun

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:27 PM

Don't you forget Delmon had a 2 run homer and is batting .300 He is better than any ofer the Twins have and they gave him away for notting!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:37 PM

Don't you forget Delmon had a 2 run homer and is batting .300 He is better than any ofer the Twins have and they gave him away for notting!


exactly, his defense is terrible, but don't we have bad d already. Wish we could have gotten something for him..

#13 Shane Wahl

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:45 PM

Hawk Harrelson, as terrible as he is always, was pretty funny in his enthusiasm on that play. I still don't understand how that team doesn't just trade Ryan Rayburn (and they could get some value back) to solve some of this problem.

#14 Shane Wahl

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:47 PM

Also, Delmon Young is not better than Josh Willingham or Denard Span, and overall he is not going to be better than the conglomeration in RF.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:05 AM

Delmon started 35 games as the Bucs cfer and played 162 games the next season.He is now only 26years old, Gardy never ever gave him full playing time or bat at the top of the lineup. The Twins will regret this one!

#16 Shane Wahl

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:09 AM

He did get full playing time and he fizzled out after having one strong year. He has no concept of what to do with his talent. This could have all been different if the RAYS did not push him through the minors so quickly.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:24 AM

The Twins could of had Longoria instead of Young and Harris for Garza & Bartlett, but Punto was Gardy's pet and could play ss & 3b. See how well that worked out.

#18 John Bonnes

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:28 AM

I think I've defended Delmon more than jusst about anyone - even wrote a multi-part series on him - but he got every opportunity he needed. He just didn't perform, except for 2010. To this day, I don't understand why it didn't work, but it didn't. And the Twins traded him away because they weren't going to offer him arbitration and the shouldn't have offered him arbitration.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:41 AM

Don't you forget Delmon had a 2 run homer and is batting .300 He is better than any ofer the Twins have and they gave him away for notting!


Maybe I'm misreading you because of the typo, but if not, this is just plain wrong. Willingham is batting .333 and has more HRs than Delmon thus far this year. His defense may be only marginally better (he's got a cannon arm), but he's been a better hitter this year and over his career, particularly in OBP, SLP, and OPS:
Willingham: http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=425545#gameType='R'§ionType=career&statType=1&season=2012&level='ALL'
Delmon: http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=430321#gameType='R'§ionType=career&statType=1&season=2012&level='ALL'

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:29 PM

The Twins could of had Longoria instead of Young and Harris for Garza & Bartlett, but Punto was Gardy's pet and could play ss & 3b. See how well that worked out.


Never heard that rumor before.