Re: Phil Sign Delmon Young for $750K. Better The Gomes!
posted at 1/22/2013 8:05 PM EST
In response to Leftymcrighty's comment:
#Phillies announce signing of OF Delmon Young to one-year, $750,000 contract with performance bonuses.
Where were the Boston Red Sox?
At least this guy has a pulse. Granted, he's had some problems. Still he did well in post season play.I'd rather have Young then Johnny Gomes any day.
Over the past two seasons, 119 players have had 1,000 PAs. Of those 119 players, Young ranked #118, making him arguably the worst regular in the major leagues. His OPS over the past two years is a whopping .702, owing mostly to a microscopic 3.9%. Which is, of course, the worst in BB.
But this, of course, doesn't take into account his fielding ability. Since 2008, there are 55 OFers that have logged at least 4,000 innings in the OF. Delmon, again, is last among those 55. Which is okay, I guess, since the Detroit Tigers, maybe the worst fielding team in BB last year, still only put him in the OF for 29 games, owing, I assume, to him being fat and all.
So, except for the fact that he is the second worst regular in BB over the past 2 years, has the lowest walk rate in BB over the past two years, is the worst fielding outfielder in BB over the past 5 years, is too fat to play the OF anymore, had a 50-game suspension for throwing a bat at the umpire, appears to have an alcohol problem, as well as an anti-Semitic issue, and in what I thought was kind of humorous, has to attend a program at the Museum of Tolerance, he's a fine candidate for LF.