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Tom Servo
08-15-2011, 05:15 PM
Tigers acquired OF Delmon Young from the Twins for LHP Cole Nelson and a player to be named later.
Young, 25, has posted a disappointing .266/.305/.357 batting line, four home runs and 32 RBI in 84 games this season for Minnesota. But he had an .862 OPS, 21 homers and 112 RBI last year, and the Tigers will hope he blossoms again with a change of scenery. He should see regular action in the Detroit outfield down the stretch.

Good, buy-low move by the Tigers imo.

Edd Roush
08-15-2011, 05:27 PM
I wonder what happened to Young's power?

I guess Cole Nelson isn't much to pay to find out if he can get it back. I wonder if the fact that he is a Minnesotan played into the Twins' move.

CTA513
08-15-2011, 07:54 PM
Twins and Tigers are starting a series tonight so he gets to face his old team right away.

blumj
08-15-2011, 08:20 PM
And just hit a HR. Ouch.

_Sir_Charles_
08-15-2011, 08:54 PM
Twins and Tigers are starting a series tonight so he gets to face his old team right away.

So the trade was really just convenience and to save airfare? *grin*

cincyinco
08-15-2011, 09:00 PM
Did Young cleared waivers?

Raisor
08-15-2011, 09:52 PM
Did Young cleared waivers?

since he was traded, he did

or Detroit claimed him and worked out a deal.

kheidg-
08-15-2011, 11:34 PM
since he was traded, he did

or Detroit claimed him and worked out a deal.


Detroit claimed him.

Minnesota was fed up with his lack of hustle. Overall, a true non-Gardenhire type player.

He may go on to have a few good years but when I asked him earlier this year if he could get a few steals under his belt - his answer was "if I feel like it".

I'd be interested in who the PTBNL is in this, as what Minnesota got was very little.

CarolinaRedleg
08-16-2011, 05:19 PM
I'd be interested in who the PTBNL is in this, as what Minnesota got was very little.

Lester Oliveros is the answer to that trivia question.....

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/08/twins-acquire-lester-oliveros-to-complete-young-trade.html

crazybob60
08-16-2011, 06:49 PM
I wonder what happened to Young's power?

I guess Cole Nelson isn't much to pay to find out if he can get it back. I wonder if the fact that he is a Minnesotan played into the Twins' move.

I wonder if the move to the Twins new stadium had anything to do with Young's lack of power recently.