Originally written on We Should Be GM's  |  Last updated 1/22/13
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When Ruben Amaro said he wanted to get "younger" this offseason, I didn't think that meant trading for Michael Young and signing Delmon Young.Delmon Young sucks as a human (he hates Jews...watch out Michael Schwimer) and sucks at baseball.  Yet, good ol' Rube inked him to a guaranteed contract for 1 year at $750K.  The Phillies outfield is already a bit crowded with the likes of Ben Revere, Laynce Nix, Dominic Brown, John Mayberry, and Darrin Ruf.  The guy to most likely get the boot is also the guy with the biggest upside in Ruf.  Delmon hit .267/.707 with 18 homeruns and 74 RBI last year with Detroit, and is a lifetime .284/.732 batter over 7 seasons with the Rays, Twins, and Tigers.  Stats seem okay...well, they're not!  His defense is some of the worst in baseball, and because of that has been worth less than replacement level players over the past 3 years (-1.4 WAR).  Need I remind you that the Phillies are a National League team and can't hide him at DH.  I hate this deal beca...
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