Jan
25

Heyman: Yankees discussed Delmon Young

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Via Jon Heyman: The Yankees internally discussed Delmon Young but decided to pass because, well, he stinks. A few weeks ago we heard they weren’t interested, which apparently happened after they talked about him.

Young, 27, recently signed a one-year, $750k contract with the Phillies that includes another $600k in bonuses tied to being slightly less fat. Outside of his Yankees-killing postseason performances — which are not a valid reason to sign him anyway — he’s hit just .267/.299/.403 (89 wRC+) with terrible defense, no speed, and anti-Semitism over the last two seasons. You could do a whole lot worse for $750k, but this isn’t one worth getting worked up over.

Categories : Asides, Hot Stove League
  • dasani

    They finally got something right

  • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

    he’s hit just .267/.299/.403 (89 wRC+) with terrible defense, no speed, and anti-Semitism over the last two seasons

    You know you suck when anti-semitism is your least detestable trait.

    • LK

      Maybe they discussed him in a, is there any chance we can somehow trick the Rays into signing him, context.

    • MannyGeee

      I laughed.

    • trr

      LOL

    • WhittakerWalt

      I remember back in ’07 when Young was a rookie. The idiot Rays announcers said he was a shoo-in for the ROY award, because of…
      wait for it… Young’s 93 RBIs.

      Strangely enough, the writers decided to give it to Pedroia.

  • LK

    Gross.

  • Frank

    “TrueYankee Killers” hurt you when they’re playing AGAINST and FOR the Yankees. Delmon – what could have been.

  • art vandelay

    over a half a million dollars to just lose weight, unreal.

    • MannyGeee

      This is the sort of incentive I need. I will instead stay slightly broker and fatter. Screw you Delmon Young

  • Gonzo

    Ruin Tomorrow Jr. strikes again!

    • jjyank

      Hah, nice.

      • Gonzo

        I can’t take credit for that. It’s even on his Wikipedia page now.

        • jjyank

          Ouch.

  • Bob Buttons

    “The Yankees internally discussed Delmon Young”

    Executive A: Hey I just saw a video of this guy throwing a bat at the ump
    Executive B: Yeah I think I saw that before.. Delmon Young, was it?
    Executive C: Yeah I just looked it up and it’s him
    Executive A: That’s the same Delmon Young who’s out of a job right now isn’t it?
    Executive C: Yeah says here that he’s a free agent.
    Executive B: Let’s keep it that way.
    Executive A: Okay
    Executive C: No objections here

    • MannyGeee

      you’re missing one…

      Randy Levine (hog-tied in basement with tennis ball duct taped in his mouth so he won’t do anything stupid):”MMMMHHHHHHPPPFFMHMHMHPPPPHH!!!!!! MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMPPPHHHHHHHH”

      • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)
      • I am not the droids you’re looking for…

        I laughed.

      • Bob Buttons

        I thought he was busy alphabetizing a bag of M&Ms

      • jesse

        Hahahaha

  • jesse

    No way would I have signed him for a guaranteed MLB contract, even if it’s just for $750K+. Glad the Yankees passed here.

    • trr

      +1

  • art vandelay

    can’t believe someone gave him a guaranteed deal, thats like giving pavano one !

    speaking of, did you guys see Pavano hurt himself shoveling snow? Classic.

    (trying to stay on topic.)

    • Bob Buttons

      Surprised that he never injured himself while brushing his teeth.

    • Bob Buttons

      Surprised that he never injured himself while brushing his teeth.

      • Bob Buttons

        Oops, finger slipped and pressed submit twice. Guess that’s what happens.

        But yeah. Still surprised that he didn’t injure himself while brushing his teeth a few minutes later.

    • cheddar

      I can’t imagine how someone could rupture his spleen in a fall while shoveling snow. I ruptured my many years ago in a nasty car accident. Raiders WR Bob Chandler ruptured his the same year from a massive hit in a game.

      He must have landed freakishly on something.

  • the Other Steve S.

    Isn’t his brother Dmitri Yound? Wasn’t he a real dick too until they diagnosed him with some kind of medical disorder and treatment changed his personality? Seems like that’s a story I remember. Delmon, get to the doctor, dude.

    • Bob Buttons

      Yup he’s Dmitri’s broher. I know nothing of their medical history though.

      Fat dick and dick.

  • Greg

    and remember, wasn’t he the #1 pick in the draft? almost as ugly as Matt Bush.

  • RetroRob

    I’m sure the discussion lasted all of 10 seconds.

  • WhittakerWalt

    I actually had a nightmare last night that we got Delmon Young. I’m not even joking. Even in my dreams I couldn’t talk myself into it.

    And yes, I have dreams about potential baseball signings. The offseason is pretty dull.

    • cheddar

      One of the best dreams I’ve ever had was a few years ago around Christmas. Matt Holliday was a free agent, and I dreamed the Yanks signed him and were having the big press conference. All of a sudden, Andy Williams comes up to the dais in a tux and starts singing, mic in hand, “Matty Hollidays” (to the tune of “Happy Holidays”). Levine comes running over with a couple of security guards and they carry him away, but he keeps singing “tooooo yooooouuuu!!!”

      • Herby

        One of your best dreams involves Andy Williams?

  • SevenAces

    Know whats the sad thing? That his name WAS EVEN THOUGHT OF IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!