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Dmitri Young -- thanks for playing we have some lovely parting gifts

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by slappy4428, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    See ya....

    Minutes after the Tigers absorbed a 5-4, extra-inning loss to the Mariners, the club announced that it had unconditionally released designated hitter Dmitri Young.

    "We weren't satisfied with his performance,' manager Jim Leyland said.

    Dave Dombrowski, club president and general manager, announced the move in a brief postgame news conference, and stressed that the decision was strictly performance-related. Dombrowski said Young did not have any relapses of the drug and alcohol addictions that forced him to be away from the team for two months while receiving treatment at a California rehabilitation center.

    Young hit .254 (43-for-169) with seven home runs and 23 RBI in 47 games.

    After the game, during which he went 0-for-3, Young informed his teammates that he had been released, hugged many of them, and left without speaking to reporters.

    Todd Jones said Young had not caused any problems.

    "You guys keep digging for junk, and this man's been through a lot," Jones said.

    "If he gets released, don't kick him when he’s down. He's a fighter. He's a winner. We're going to miss him."
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    With 40-man rosters, they could have kept him, and just not put him on the postseason roster. Very strange.
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Yeah, but look at the numbers, dools. He was a waste of a roster spot, as well as a waste of a person. But hey, at least the Tigers still have Neifi Perez. :D
  4. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    DY will hook up somewhere next season. He's too good a hitter not to at least DH.
  5. Those Young boys make quite the pair, don't they?
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Yes, can't keep him around with expanded rosters.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Could it have anything to do with the Tigers being 21-24 since he came back on July 21?
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Amazing. Exactly one year ago, give or take a couple days (a day or two after he reached an incentive clause for ABs in order to trigger a renewal clause for 2006 [$8.2 million]), Alan Trammell asked Dmitri Young to pinch-hit. Young responded, in so many words, "Go Fuck Yourself."

    Tonight, quite obviously, Jim Leyland asked Dmitri Young to go up and bunt (or something), and he responded, in so many words, "Go Fuck Yourself."

    The response of the Tigers last year was to fire the manager. Remains to be seen what else will happen this year.

    There is more serious, serious shit going on in the clubhouse there. Look at the boxscore tonight -- some extremely weird shit is going down, in terms of who's starting, who's sitting, who's pinch-hitting for whom, and when. Undoubtedly Leyland will handle it all in his balanced, even-handed manner. :D
  9. fever_dog

    fever_dog Active Member

    yeah, something odd is going on. i can't make any sense of it. young was hitting .292 with 7 HRs and 19 RBI since returning to the tigers in late july. they kinda platoon thames, monroe and young. then they trade for casey. just strange.
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    He was hitting .161 in his last 7 games, before today's 0-3.
  11. fever_dog

    fever_dog Active Member

    yeah, and he sits against lefties.
    definite grounds for release then. and he sits against lefties.
  12. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    He has more time to go watch Delmon Young play now.
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