“Obviously we want his bat, but if he can’t play defense he can’t play in the National League.”
Seriously, what the hell? This is the problem that’s been brought up, made fun of, driven into the ground, seen on video, seen in .gifs, and become a natural part of reality to the point that it would be like making a joke about how it rains sometimes.
Shocking news, everyone: DELMON YOUNG CAN’T PLAY DEFENSE.
People this should not be shocking to:
- Baseball people
- General managers in the National League
- General managers who have recently signed Delmon Young to a deal of any kind
- Delmon Young
- Everyone in baseball, everyone in the neighborhood, everyone in the universe
The Delmon Young signing was the deal that made us all realize Ruben isn’t intelligent, and doesn’t have a master plan that just isn’t fully formed yet. He’s just swinging wild, seeing names, and giving them papers to sign. Weeeee, GM-ing!
This is the dumbest thing he could have possibly said. It not only confirms everything that every other person has been saying, but also confirms that there’s a special kind of ignorance behind Ruben Amaro’s face. Walks? Who needs ‘um! Delmon Young? Get ‘im in here! He can hit baseballs far! I mean, he doesn’t always do that, and sometimes he mistakes his glove for his hat, and he consumed with hatred, and he can’t run, and he’s hurt, and he’s got very little motivation to get healthy and contribute in whatever sideways, half-ass way he’s going to contribute, but boy, did he ever hit a home run once!
And home runs are production. You see? Not like walks, which are basically like outs, but worse.