Our friend Delmon Young has re-signed with the Baltimore Orioles. Not a shocking development as Buck Showalter is a great manager and knows when to use Delmon, since Delmon is not good enough to be a full-time player in the MLB.
Delmon like every marginal player was looking for a two-year deal, but settled for a one-year deal.
Young is now a platoon player and virtually only faces left handed pitching. Young can rake against those pitchers.
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It will always amaze me the success that Delmon has found in the playoffs. He was one of the best players on the stacked Detroit Tigers of a couple years ago and was a huge cog in the Orioles first round success last season.
Sadly, Delmon will be remembered here for being a young guy that under performed. He’ll nationally be remembered as the guy who threw a bat at an umpire.
This was not the way Delmon’s career was supposed to go, but he’s getting paid money to play baseball so life can’t be all that bad.