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Monday, November 24, 2008

Should the Twins trade Delmon Young?

I know it's a bit early to be thinking fantasy baseball, so as the Winter Meetings near think of this as a topic of discussion for the GMs.  The Minnesota Twins are supposedly willing to listen to offers on Delmon Young.  The Twins are in a tough spot because Young is still only 23.  He's got a rocket arm and makes great contact (hits for a good average).  However he still hasn't learned that he doesn't have to swing at every pitch, his power hasn't developed, and he has a bit of an attitude.  Further complicating the issue is the fact that the Twins traded Matt Garza to get him.  Sure there are holes to fill but they can't give up on him now can they?

The Hardball Times examines this issue and concludes that being a candidate for a breakout and having the skill set to actually breakout are two different things.

Me? I think it's time to give up on him being the next Vladimir Guerrero and instead hope he turns into Al Oliver.

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