|An injured Delmon Young goes to Philadelphia|
The Phillies' General Manager Ruben Amaro has said that they signed Delmon Young so that he could play right field for the Phillies. Everyday. Pardon our French, but what the f***?! This kind of decision is too ridiculous for even Jim Leyland to consider. Delmon Young is no good at defense; This is probably something to which even Delmon himself could admit. And he hasn't played right field in years...certainly not since he came to the Tigers. This makes the fact that the Phillies want him to play right field every single day for them simply unbelievable. It's so crazy, that we can hear the cries of despair from Phillies loyalists from around the nation as we type.
Perhaps Amaro sees something in Delmon that we Tigers fans did not. It's true that he came alive for us the past couple of postseasons. This postseason, Delmon was hitting when pretty much no one else was, and that was why he won MVP for the ALCS. You can't be a talentless hack and get a 1.186 OPS in the ALCS at the same time. Maybe the Phillies are hoping that Delmon hits like he did in the postseason all season for them. However, the chances of that happening are slim, especially since Demon might start the season for the Phillies on the Disabled List.
Despite the strangeness of this contract, we're happy that