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Hey look: a Dmitri Young sighting

Oct 13, 2011, 11:34 AM EST

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Dan Steinberg of the D.C. Sports Bog wants us to know that Dmitri Young is (a) playing in the Venezuelan Winter League; (b) is much thinner than he used to be (with photo evidence); and (c) wants to play in the bigs in 2012.  Wow.

Two takeaways from this:

1) Is there anyone who wouldn’t rather have Dmitri Young on their team in 2012 than Delmon Young; and

2) If Dmitri comes back, makes the Yankees roster and plays well, can we agree that he’s the Comeback Player of the Year?  Or do we give it to Clay Buchholz for winning 15 games or something?

  1. sknut - Oct 13, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    That’s a nice gut he is sporting in that photo. Its obvious that its full of delicious pie.

  2. SmackSaw - Oct 13, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    How can you miss him? The man’s a planet.

    • jimbo1949 - Oct 13, 2011 at 12:12 PM

      So famished he started to eat his bat.

  3. Chris Fiorentino - Oct 13, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    I had a dream…a nightmare really…that Ryan Howard looked exactly like the above picture after 6 months of sitting around playing video games, eating chicken and drinking beer with the Red Sox starters, laughing about how “geeky” Doc, Lee, Hamels, and Oswalt are, while rehabbing his Achilles Heel and cashing the first of his million dollar a week paychecks. Then I woke up and killed myself over and over.

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 13, 2011 at 11:56 AM

      Hahaha! Keep em’ coming Chris. After first being irritated by the way you manage to turn every article (regardless of subject matter) into a Phillies blog…I now look forward to seeing how you work that angle (no matter how ridiculous it is). Keep it up.

  4. conglardina - Oct 13, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    This is what Dmitri is doing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jRnBSECUTA

  5. SmackSaw - Oct 13, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    I wonder how much fried chicken and beer he’s consumed in clubhouses?

  6. frenchysplatediscipline - Oct 13, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Well! I think we have our first entry into the 2012 season’s “Best Shape of his Career” journal!

  7. seanmk - Oct 13, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    he was on a “this week in baseball” thing this season, and can’t remember if he said he was trying to make a come back there but i had heard he was going to make a go at it for 2012. he has a lot of baseball cards in his collection. he played in the hall of fame game this year and looked in pretty good shape for that.

  8. leylandhater - Oct 13, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    I would take him over Delmon Young anyday

  9. natstowngreg - Oct 13, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Dmitri has already had a comeback, with the 2007 Nats. He hit .320 and played in the All-Star Game. Then Jim Bowden signed him to a 2-year deal, but Dmitri didn’t make it past 2008.

    The scoreboard at RFK would list him at 286 pounds, and we would laugh. But as a diabetic, weight has long been a serious, even life-threatening, problem for him. It would be great if Dmitri has finally gotten his weight under some control and could show that he can still hit.

  10. purnellmeagrejr - Oct 13, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    He’s Mik Francesa’s kind of ballplayer (Nick Johnson, Prince Fielder, Teixiera are among those he seems to admire.)

  11. contraryguy - Oct 13, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    at first I thought that said ‘Dmitri Young signing’….

    everybody loves ‘da Meathook’ but is there any team who really needs him that badly right now? let’s see what he weighs next spring.

    • foreverchipper10 - Oct 13, 2011 at 3:25 PM

      Aw beat me to D’meathook.

  12. cosanostra71 - Oct 13, 2011 at 11:04 PM

    Contrary, he might just be the best hitter on the Giants if they signed him! :/

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