Sherman: Yankees not interested in Delmon Young


Via Joel Sherman: The Yankees have no interest in free agent nominal outfielder Delmon Young. They’re still looking for a right-handed bat even after signing Matt Diaz to a minor league pact last week.

Young, 27, hit .267/.296/.411 (89 wRC+) last season and .267/.299/.403 (89 wRC+) in over 1,100 plate appearances over the last two seasons. He has been better against southpaws (.305/.335/.467, 117 wRC+). Despite his big postseason series against the Yankees, Young is a terrible hitter overall and somehow an even worse fielder. He was also arrested for an anti-Semitic hate crime in New York in April 2012, and that’s just not gonna fly.

Categories : Asides, Hot Stove League
  • Blake

    Michael Morse

    • Yankee insider

      Exactly who I want but who do we trade not grandy because they’re set with OF depth? I say maybe trade for them in the future we give them Williams, Bichette Jr., Warren, Logan, and 1 more position player.

      • Steve (different one)

        Just one more position player? You drive a hard bargain

        • Havok9120

          This is the Arch Comment of the Night.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I don’t waste trading one of our prospects in a deal for Michael Morse. Sorry. Other ways to skin that cat.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Per Joel Sherman, the Yankees also have no interest in syphilis.

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

      I’d actually prefer syphilis to Delmon Young.

      • MannyGeee

        Yeah, you can get a pill for syphilis, not so much for asshole.

        • Betty Lizard

          I’m laughing.

        • Cano fan #1

          LOL LOL LOL

      • http://www,riveraveblues.com GT Yankee

        But Jackie Autry says he’s a “class act”.

  • TheOneWhoKnocks

    He’d be potentially interesting bc of the way he tags lefties but the attitude issues make it not worth it.

  • forensic

    I love how this is supposed to qualify as ‘news’ from Sherman.

  • LK

    I usually never say no to a minor league deal, but it’s pretty hard to get on board to signing a player right after they allegedly commit a hate crime in your city.

    • forensic

      Allegedly? He pled guilty.

      • LK

        Oh really? I never heard the outcome after it was initially reported. Either way, Delmon will be lucky to get any offer, and it certainly won’t be from NYY.

  • jjyank

    Good news, as far as I’m concerned. Pass.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    When launching a bat at an umpire isn’t the worst thing you’ve done in your career…

    • MannyGeee

      Also, when the things you do are so bad that it makes people forget you threw a bat at an umpire…

      No joke, completely forgot about the bat incident.

      • Steve (different one)

        Well, there is another way to make everyone forget you threw a bat at an ump…just be lovable David Ortiz. (Also works for showing up on a list of failed PED testers)

    • Now Batting

      What a perfect comment

  • Pistol Pete

    He makes AJ Pierzynski look like the Prince of Darkness, he’s an asshole, glad Cash is staying away.

  • Get Phelps Up

    I want less than nothing to do with this guy. Good.

  • dan gen

    YEAH ,mike says he is a terrible hitter….wait to you see mike diaz….

    • Get Phelps Up

      Mike Diaz? I love troll fail.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Mike Diaz is probably a really shitty hitter. He’s just stating the obvious like Joel Sherman did.

    • jjyank

      Do trolls even try anymore? This is fucking sad.

  • Now Batting

    Over/Under Matt Diaz getting 100 ABs as a Yankee?

  • Tom

    Good to see most of RAB agreeing on something.

    When the holidays don’t do it, but Delmon Young brings people together in harmony… it’s a Festivas miracle.

    • Betty Lizard

      Just part of the power of Baseball.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jeez man he’s only 27?

    • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM))

      Right? It feels like the bat incedent was like a decade ago. Either way, no thank you. Pass. Nein. Not needed. Not wanted. We won’t call you, please don’t call us.

    • Havok9120

      I couldn’t believe it either. The man should be at least 35 for all the hubbub he’s raised in his career.

  • dkidd

    bye bye to ronan tynan
    no interest in delmon young

    shofar, so good

    • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula

      Ronan Tynan made an off color joke and got screwed. I’d hardly label him anti Semitic.

  • Pat D

    I keep saying Delmon is getting a bad rap. I’ve said it once, but I’ll say it again: homeless person killer Jackie Autry told all of American that Delmon Young is a class act!

  • RetroRob

    Who was the other crazy OFer that came out of the Rays system? He’s not even in the game anymore, although he’s even younger than Young.

    • Pat D

      Elijah Dukes. Dukes is actually about a year older than Young.