Monday, August 15, 2011
Tigers Acquire Delmon Young: The Good and Bad of the Deal
-Last year, Delmon hit .298 with 21 HR, 112 RBI.
-For his career, he's a .289 hitter.
-He's only 25 years old.
-Austin Jackson is now not the only black guy on the team.
-The team didn't sell its soul for a chance at a division title by releasing Magglio Ordonez to make room for him. In fact...
-Adios, Tinkerbell! Will Rhymes sent back to Triple-A where he belongs.
-More RYNO at second! (I may be alone here...)
-Magglio FINALLY moved down to #7 in the lineup.
-.344 lifetime hitter vs. the White Sox.
-Chance of DA MEAT HOOK sightings in Detroit go up considerably.
-Great arm in the outfield...something the Tigers have been lacking.
-Once threw his bat at a Triple-A umpire after being called out on strikes. With the amount of times the Tigers have been screwed by poor umpiring, we need a guy that doesn't take any crap.
-Has struggled this season due to injury.
-Career batting average of .251 vs. Cleveland is his worst against any AL team.
-Another slow guy that blows on defense (other than his arm). In fact...
-Detroit's defense now worse than that of a wheelchair softball team's.
Overall, I'm quite happy with this deal. Unless they eventually cut Magglio. Then I'm going on an epic drinking binge...