Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Phillies are Idiots- Sign Delmon Young

When Ruben Amaro said he wanted to get "younger" this offseason, I didn't think that meant trading for Michael Young and signing Delmon Young.

Delmon Young sucks as a human (he hates Jews...watch out Michael Schwimer) and sucks at baseball.  Yet, good ol' Rube inked him to a guaranteed contract for 1 year at $750K.  The Phillies outfield is already a bit crowded with the likes of Ben Revere, Laynce Nix, Dominic Brown, John Mayberry, and Darrin Ruf.  The guy to most likely get the boot is also the guy with the biggest upside in Ruf. 

Delmon hit .267/.707 with 18 homeruns and 74 RBI last year with Detroit, and is a lifetime .284/.732 batter over 7 seasons with the Rays, Twins, and Tigers.  Stats seem okay...well, they're not!  His defense is some of the worst in baseball, and because of that has been worth less than replacement level players over the past 2 years (-1.4 WAR).  Need I remind you that the Phillies are a National League team and can't hide him at DH. 

I hate this deal because it blocks Ruf from possibly going ape-shit as a rookie and it brings in a player (Delmon) with poor character and poor performance.  Amaro, you are an idiot!

*Disgusting side note- Amaro's "Youngs" (Delmon and Michael) combined for a negative WAR (-3.6) last year.  That's right, Sabermetrics will argue that he actually caused the team to become markedly worse.  Idiot!

75 comments:

Corey said...

F#@*%^$ Amaro....

Bob D said...

Lets see how it pans out in spring. If he is bench bat and part time player ok. I want Ruf and Brown get there chance at least thru the start of season. Im ok with deal. Mayberry is one who could be out instead.

Cindy Oteri said...

He looks old and.fat.

GM-Carson said...

Mayberry can play all 3 outfield positions, and for that he stays.

I forgot that Delmon also attacked an umpire when he was 20 years old. He seems like a great guy doesn't he?

Also, he had ankle surgery this offseason.

Eff that noise!

GM-Carson said...

Positive of this deal:
1. Very low salary.
2. He's only 27 years old, so he might still get better.
3. Maybe he decides to hit like he did in 2010 .298/.826, 21 HR, 112 RBI.
4. Amaro envisions him as a RF and says he's lost 20 pounds this offseason in preparation for playing every day.

Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Ben said...

I'm ok with this deal if and only if Dom Brown breaks his hand and therefore Ruf gets a chance. As long as this is blocking Ruf (and who am I kidding, it will), this is a shit move by RAJ. Man, he was doing so well too. On the bright side, he's cheap.

GM-Carson said...

Well, I definitely pissed some people off on Facebook by calling Amaro an idiot.

Seems people like this Delmon Young signing and think Amaro is doing a great job.

Chase Trillo said...

The only good thing about this deal is that Delmon can be purged rather easily should the shit hit the fan at some point.

I agree it is absolutely terrible if it blocks Ruf. Hopefully Ruf lights it up this spring and shows he belongs in the every day major league line-up.

Amaro has done an average job this off-season. Nice moves in Mike Adams, Ben Revere, and Michael Young. And rather questionable moves in John Lannan and Delmon Young.

So glad we can rid ourselves of Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino for Ben Revere and Delmon Young...

I have no problem ridding ourselves of those two, but get something of real value in return please...

Anonymous said...

Delmon Young did with the
2012 AL Championship Series MVP.
How many win a award like that
and are cut from their team ?

Reparations for Vietnam Vets
Baltimore Bob

Andrew said...

Delmon Young may be young, but he's been around the bigs long enough that he's not developing any more. What you see is what you get. Hopefully, he can either be productive or can light a spark under the asses of the other guys in spring training and then get released just before Dom Brown goes apeshit and hits .330 with 42 HRs and 50 SBs... One can dream...

Ben said...

If Dom Brown hits .330 with 42 HRs and 50 SBs, I will shit a brick. Hell, if he hits .300 with 20 HRs and 20 SBs, I will shit a brick.

GM-Carson said...

If he hits .275 with 15 HR and 10 SB I will be surprised.

Aaron said...

Delmon Young sucks period. 18 Homers a year does not come close to making up for an average batting average, zero speed and shitty D-fense along with off field distractions.
They got him for basically nothing contract wise. I see him being useful as a right handed pinch hitter against lefties and that's it. He if he does anything more than that, he is impeding the progress of Ruf and Brown.

I like the young, Revere and Adams moves a lot. Lannan and Delmon I really don't care for.

There's no way we beat the Nats out for the division. I actually think we are better than the Braves. They really don't impress me. I'm not as high on their young players as most people are. I think their starters will be surprisingly mediocre this year.
At this point I see the Phils winning the second wild card with the potential to win it all if they make some solid additions at the trade deadline.

GM-Carson said...

Amaro is saying Young will be the starting right fielder, even though he hasn't played that position in 6 years.

Idiot.

Bob D said...

These moves compliment the team. It will work if Utley Howard and others rebound to production of two plus years ago.

Bob D said...

With the defense up the middle Utley Rollins Ruiz Revere & with the current rotation and bullpen this team will be a contender.

Ben said...

Strictly speaking, this was a good offseason as this team is far better than what the Phillies took into spring training last year. If one of Brown or Ruf breaks through and becomes a competent everyday leftfielder with some power, and the team stays healthy, this is a playoff team. Those are big ifs though.

Ben said...

Strictly speaking, this was a good offseason as this team is far better than what the Phillies took into spring training last year. If one of Brown or Ruf breaks through and becomes a competent everyday leftfielder with some power, and the team stays healthy, this is a playoff team. Those are big ifs though.

Corey said...

i could give a *bleep* if he hits or not. i don't want to have to root for an anti-Semite. that's reason enough to dislike this move.

GM-Carson said...

Where's the like button?

Oh, wait. It's not Facebook.

GM-Carson said...

From BeerLeaguer- The two Youngs grounded into 46 double plays last year and walked 56 times. Sad, really.

SirAlden said...

If he hits .275 with 15 HR and 10 SB I will be surprised.

I take the OVER!!!! lol

Anonymous said...

You guys are idiots. If you guys were Gm of the phils you 'd hand out yamakas as a give away. This guy can flat out hit. Yes his d is not good but he has alot to prove. Brown is a bumb and a waste of time. Young will play right and bat fifth. So he said f????? Jews. God forbid you say anything bad about them you get crucified. You ever work for one and try and get paid? I have and have said alot worse rightfully so. Haven't met one that paid a bill on time yet. Mysteriously, I just have this problem with them. Lol. They get away with murder.

GM-Carson said...

Well, looks like we found Delmon Young's fan club. Or as he will be known on this blog from now on Delmon Piece-of-Shit Young (aka D-POS-Y).

Dig it.

Anonymous said...

Are you jewish?

GM-Carson said...

Justin Upton to Braves.

We have Delmon Young.

Hahahahahahaha.

Anonymous said...

Justin Upton is the most over rated outfielder in basball. Except maybe for his brother. Also the most over paid now. Delmon actually has better numbers offensively but Upton is a better defender. Hey GM Carson. Have you ever played or coached baseball?

Corey said...

couldn't agree with you more. young is much better offensively than upton. i mean, upton has a better OBP, slugging percentage, hits more homeruns, has a better K:BB ratio, steals more bases, grounds into less double plays, and scores more runs. but young's career average is .006 higher so he must be better offensively.

we respect all opinions here. except yours. you're an imbecile. so take your uninformed, bigoted nonsense elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

why dont you answer my questions?

Anonymous said...

If you ever played or coached baseball you would know their is more to the game than stats. Delmon is a natural born hitter. He hits to all fields and strikes out less than Upton. He is the ALCS MVP not because of the stats you live by but because he is clutch for his team. He will probably platoon with Brown anyway. You are being childish to insult me.

Anonymous said...

Hey corey. You must be the only perfect person in the world. If you read about Young you will see that he saught out a Jewish Rabbi in Detroit to help him become more understanding of your people. They have become close friends and this Rabbi has spoken publicly supporting Young. The power to forgive is what real religous people can do. Know matter what religion you believe in. I doubt that you have ever had any success in baseball. lol

Anthony said...

This is what they meant when they said they were getting Younger this offseason. And I STILL can't get good seats on phillies.com.

Anonymous said...

That is funny. Anthony you probably gonna have to try stub hub.

GM-Carson said...

Corey and I both played baseball and we knows stats aren't everything. However, stats do matter. They are what drives the game.

D-POS-Y (aka- Delmon) had a good postseason and is an average outfielder in terms of offense. His defense is atrocious though.

Justin Upton is the superior player in every facet of the game.

This has nothing to do with being Jewish or anti-semetic.

We just don't care for D-POS-Y.

Corey said...

idiot troll.

Anthony said...

The fact that we waited and this is what we got is inadmissable.

Ben said...

Justin Upton is a GOOD player, unlike his brother, but he is still the most overrated player in the game today. Despite that, the Braves will be much better with the trade. More bad news in Philadelphia.

It will be interesting to see where Giancarlo Stanton is playing in August. It sure as hell won't be Miami. Maybe here? Please?

Chase Trillo said...

Maybe we can swap Young and Young for Upton and Upton... Man, forget average, Amaro has done an absolute shit job this off-season... I will only be impressed if we can land Bourn on a one or two year deal now...

Anonymous said...

I find it hard to believe either of you or Carey played baseball. Maybe Tee ball. Its got a lot to with religion for Carey. Once you say some thing against you guys your like flies on chit. I have been teaching hitting for over 20 years. Carey said it all earlier, "I don't give a bleep if he can hit or not I don't want to root for an anti semite." You guys are phonies. Can't believe I waste my time on you guys.

GM-Carson said...

Phoniues, how so? We have a good track record of being right when it comes to things like this. We're not afraid to state our thoughts and we sure as hell don't sugarcoat the truth. We know our baseball. You are an ignorant prick that pops off at the mouth spewing hatred. You are an idiot.

SirAlden said...

I love GM Carson and GM Corey

SirAlden said...

Forgiveness is the Central Tenet of Christianity - and different than all other religions.

I even forgave Brett Myers for beating his wife. But I must confess it took that how many pitch? Seemed like 11 ? 14 ? Walk.

Bob D said...

Corey Carson your doing well....this blog may not be for the faint of heart nor the politically correct. Lol. Just because Delmon pouted off slur doesn't mean he always thinks such. Anyone can have a slip of tounge Did he apologize ??? Anyway blog on!

Anonymous said...

Hey guys. I spent the last hour reviewing a lot of old posts on your blog. Didn't seem fair of me to critize you on one article. Carson and I actually have agreed on a lot of stuff over the years. Carie not so. lol. I think D. Brown is a stiff though and don't like Diekman at all. Don't believe all the BS on Rolen guys he is actually a real good guy who loved the phils. Took less money to stay here. That was just a bad time and playing for Bowa is know fun cause he is all about Bowa. Just wanted to say sorry Carson for being so rough on you. Carie not so you just rant. Keep up the good work Carson.

GM-Carson said...

This site tells it like it is. Always have, always will.

Anonymous said...

After reading a lot of you posts I agree. But remember it is still your opinion. You can not expect every one to agree with you. This is america and we all have different opinions and when some one doesn't agree with you on something it doesn't mean they are right or wrong its just their opinion. If you condemn people cause they disagree then you don't understand what America is all about. Your generation needs to understand that better that is my opinion.

Anonymous said...

This offseason had very limited quality available free agents.Never expected Josh Hamilton.Amaro has set this team up for the 2013 offseason and 2014 season.We will have tons of cash (including an increased luxary tax) to make a big splash.We all want to win now,but let's face it.....we just can't compete with the Nat's.Young & Young is a temporary fix,so I really don't get caught up in the side show.We basicly have two DH's projected to start at 3B & RF.-WAR, NOT GOOD !!

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