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Delmon Young named ALCS MVP

Oct 18, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

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In a series which featured the possible AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner, Delmon Young is your ALCS MVP. Go figure.

Proving to be a thorn in the Yankees’ side of the second straight postseason, Young batted .353 (6-for-17) with two home runs, a double and six RBI during the series. He knocked in a run in all four games of the ALCS and went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI single and a run scored in the clincher today.

On a side note, American League honorary president Jackie Autry referred to Young a “class act” during the award ceremony. Yes, the same guy who was arrested in April for a hate-crime and threw a bat at an umpire as a minor leaguer in 2006. All sorts of cliches are used during these types of things, so it’s ultimately not a big deal, but “class act” was a pretty unfortunate choice of words.

  1. manifunk - Oct 18, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    He was also hilariously called a “classy guy.” Truly a banner day for antisemitism.

  2. weaselpuppy - Oct 18, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Yankee Killer is his best hate crime :)

  3. mybrunoblog - Oct 18, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Wow. If Delmon Young is MLB’s idea of a classy guy I would be real interested in seeing who they think is unclassy.

    • historiophiliac - Oct 18, 2012 at 8:31 PM

      That’s easy: Pete Rose.

  4. historiophiliac - Oct 18, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    What in the pluperfect hell???

    The world is upside down — indeed, it appears to have over-corrected.

  5. chill1184 - Oct 18, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Class Act no, good player yes

    • DJ MC - Oct 18, 2012 at 8:51 PM

      Good player most of the time, no. Good player in this series, yes.

  6. jamezz23 - Oct 18, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Someone better call the brinks truck!

  7. bigleagues - Oct 18, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    I’m hoping the Sox will attempt to lure him away. He’ll never be a superstar, he always be a little bit frustrating, but he is a good fit for what they will be trying to do this offseason.

    Incidentally, John & Susan were convinced that Cabrera would be MVP. I’m pretty sure Sterling even let a ‘Melky’ slip. Susan was worried that NY writers were already gonna blame the entire series on A-Rod.

    • wlschneider09 - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:37 AM

      The sox are looking to lower their on-base percentage and hurt their defense?

    • Detroit Michael - Oct 19, 2012 at 5:45 AM

      No one needs to “lure him away” – the Tigers don’t plan on resigning Delmon Young with Victor Martinez returning next year as their DH and a low opinion of Young’s outfield defense. They already fell once for the “let’s give the post-season hero another chance” routine.

  8. DJ MC - Oct 18, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    I’m fine with giving Young the series MVP. He played well this week.

    But my God, you cannot call him a class act under any circumstances. He threw his bat at an umpire. He assaulted a man and used anti-Semitic slurs.

    I’m hesitant to include this, because it is from a while ago and I can’t seem to find reports, but I’m pretty sure I remember his antics (along with Elijah Dukes) leading to Durham threatening to end their AAA farm agreement with the Rays if either player returned to the minors.

    Even without the last part, he just isn’t a good guy. I wish Bud Selig had said it instead of poor Ms. Autrey so I could really get angry at who made the comment and not just the comment itself.

  9. randygnyc - Oct 18, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    Susan and John were talking about Cabrerra being the AL MVP this year, not about the ALCS, unless Trout played in this series.

  10. weaselpuppy - Oct 18, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    Jhonny Peralta had the highest WAR, he got BONED!

    /sarcasm

  11. rgledz - Oct 18, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    It’s a good thing that Bill Smith got the Twins some solid prospects for Delmon……oh ya, that never happened.

    • weaselpuppy - Oct 18, 2012 at 9:12 PM

      Oliveros has a good arm….lifetime minors 11K/9IP, walk rate came down this year and is just 23…he can become a nice setup guy….

  12. vinnyboborinostein - Oct 18, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    This is the emptiest string I have ever read. Pat yourselves on the back “people”.

  13. datdangdrewdundunituhgin - Oct 18, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    whoever wants DY – please, take him. he has no place in detroit next year with martinez slated to come back at DH full time, and the tigers have no room for his outfield shenanigans. not to mention the whole thing where you pay a guy a year’s salary for a month of good performance.

    not worth it, IMO. and yeah, there’s that whole jew-hating thing, too. ughh… get this guy outta here after he hits 3 HR in the WS, please!

    • weaselpuppy - Oct 19, 2012 at 1:26 AM

      agreed…dude is clutch money in the playoffs but he had a really terrible regular season…he has just shy of 800 PA in 1.3 yrs regular season with us at 268/296/422 with the worst LF defense I’ve ever seen ( and I’ve seen Johnny Damon, Manny Ramirez and Juan Pierre) and at age 26 is slower than most 40 year old players…tiny little chop steps he takes drive me nuts….are his legs too short for his torso? Looks that way….runs like a foot-bound geisha

      He’s smoked the Yankees back to back years in the playoffs, but the Oakland series and TX last yr he was crap…

      Somebody will think they can play him in LF for 100 games and DH the rest and pay him 2/$16 w/a $2m buyout and $10m team option yr 3…and they might get a deal….but he is what he is…a 275 15-18 HR guy with negative fielding value, negative baserunning value, no on base ability who gets really hot for 2-3 weeks 3 times a year, one of which is the playoffs. I’ll take Victor Martinez’s .310/375/470 low strikeout switch hitting at the DH slot who can switch with Prince a few times a year at 1b the next 2 years….

  14. sawxalicious - Oct 19, 2012 at 2:56 AM

    “ClassLESS Act”

  15. darthicarus - Oct 19, 2012 at 7:02 AM

    I believe he actually said, “and Delmon has been a real ass hat”.

  16. cmutimmah - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    I DISAGREE WITH WHO WAS NAMED MVP!

    It should be Dombrowski! Think about it:

    Scherzer throws 6 strong in the 4th win, Phil Coke puts the end cap on 3 games, and Austin Jackson had a great series including a HR. Throw in Granderson being benched game 4, (Edwin Jackson has moved on also) and you have one hell of a 3 team trade for the Tigers!

    The Tigers are NOT in the World Series without that trade. Thanks Yankees!

    • cmutimmah - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:34 AM

      Edwin has moved on from Arizona, I know he was never a Yankee, I’m just saying the Tigers made out like bandits in that trade.

    • Detroit Michael - Oct 22, 2012 at 12:11 PM

      The “P” in MVP stands for “player.” Dave Dombrowski is not a player.

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