Earlier today, I wrote about how Delmon Young would be a terrible fit with the Phillies. Sure enough, about an hour and a half later, Young signed with the Phillies for one year and $750,000, and GM Ruben Amaro said he imagined Young as the team's every day right fielder. Twitter went crazy soon after the signing, with about 95% of people echoing the same viewpoint I had earlier today: that Young was just not a good fit for this team at all. So I decided to borrow a page from Awful Announcing here on the Bloguin network (where I also contribute extensively), and do a search on Twitter for Young's name and see what I came up with. Here are some of the best tweets from mainstream writers, bloggers, and analysts, as well as a few fans, regarding Philadelphia's new right fielder.
If Delmon Young's incentives are primarily playing-time based, *he* should be paying *the Phillies* as he reaches them.— Dan Szymborski (@DSzymborski) January 22, 2013
Pointing out that Delmon Young can't handle right field is like saying that Olive Garden uses too much salt.— keithlaw (@keithlaw) January 22, 2013
You could do worse than Delmon, sure. An alligator could chew off your leg, and then you'd have no leg AND Delmon Young on your roster.— Jay Jaffe (@jay_jaffe) January 22, 2013
CLIFF LEE WALKED 28 BATTERS LAST YEAR. DELMON YOUNG DREW 20 WALKS LAST YEAR.— NOT BUSTER OLNEY (@TRIPPINGOLNEY) January 22, 2013
Look at the positives guys, Delmon Young pleaded GUILTY to his hate crime charge. The first step to change is always being honest!— Zoo With Roy (@zoowithroy) January 22, 2013
Worth noting again that DET wanted to get "more athletic" by signing 37 year old Torii Hunter instead of keeping 27 year old Delmon Young.— The Good Phight (@TheGoodPhight) January 22, 2013
If Darin Ruf and Delmon Young will be who flank Ben Revere, then Revere's WAR's gonna end up being 584.9999999999— Tony (@tonyisdynamic) January 22, 2013
LOL. He's the worst there is. @bigleaguestew RT Ruben Amaro says Phillies signed Delmon Young to play right field every day— Bryan Lutz (@BryanLutzRS) January 22, 2013
Delmon Young signs with the Phillies. Thank goodness he's gone. Probably the worst outfielder I've ever seen. Good move #Detroit— John Clark (@JohnnyJohnc023) January 22, 2013
Wow, Delmon Young? Even if you've got rose tinted glasses and credit him with an Age 27 bump, you've got a bad player on your hands.— Kevin O'Brien (@PhillyFriar) January 22, 2013
To recap: Phillies will ask Delmon Young to play a position he has not played since 2007. He is unsure whether he can play field in spring.— Matt Gelb (@magelb) January 22, 2013
Also: He sucked. MT @jimbowdenespnxm: Delmon Young goes from $6.75m in '12 to $750K in '13 because of off-the-field issues. Lesson for all.— Matt Sullivan (@sporkless) January 22, 2013
And he is bad at baseball. RT"@clearthecrease: Delmon Young tho? He's fat & his stache is super creepy."— Bro Schembechler (@SoFla_Wolverine) January 22, 2013
But hey, aside from all of that...great signing!
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