Before Brett Favre arrived in Minnesota, Delmon Young was the most controversial player to roam the Dome. Not controversial in the same way he was in Tampa, Young hasn't generated bad press for anything more than poor play, but controversial because he was traded for what is shaping up to be quite the King's ransom. Without question, Young's stock dropped this year. After a disappointing 2008, many people looked to Delmon to rebound in 2009 and simply put, he didn't. His season line at the All-Star break was an awful .266/.292/.344, for a guy who was supposed to be a speed/power OF, an OPS under .700 is unacceptable. Add in that he had as many CS as SB (two of each) while playing abysmal defense in left field and the consternation regarding his play is understandable. But, in baseball, few ...
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