Saturday, June 02, 2007

C'mon June 15!!!

After his 4-4 performance, Dmitri Young is now 8 for his last 8, and he can't possibly get any hotter than this! Did he peak too soon? We can't trade him for another two weeks (damn CBA!). C'mon, Baby! Daddy needs a new A-Ball outfielder!!!

Meanwhile, did you know that Dmitri Young weighs more than the internet?


  • Even if he gives his permission?

    By Anonymous Simon Oliver Lockwood, at 6/02/2007 1:26 PM  

  • You're going to drive me to the CBA on a beautiful Saturday Afternoon, aren't you?

    I think your'e right about the permission aspect.

    There was something in one of the notes columns where he was talking about how much he loves it here and how much he'd want to stay.

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 6/02/2007 1:31 PM  

  • I can't imagine that the Nats would trade Dmitri even as early as June 15. If you are right, even as you were being funny about it, that we would only get an A-ball prospect, it just doesn't seem worth the rush. I figure that kind of trade could be available later, too, provided Da Hook doesn't completely tank.

    The people who held on to Soriano too long seem capable of holding on to Dmitri for a while because he is popular.

    By Blogger Skedeebs, at 6/02/2007 1:33 PM  

  • That's the point. He's having the best season of his career. He's playing out of his mind.

    Are you going to continue to bank that a 33-year old out-of-shape 1B is going to keep up this torrid pace?

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 6/02/2007 1:36 PM  

  • I am just afraid that even with his torrid production at the moment that Bowden won't be able to get something that satisfies him. He obviously asks high- if it works (AA outfielder? Yeah, I wish), then all the power to him.

    I just think they won't make the trade when the fire is hot, and they will make excuses of what Dmitri means to the clubhouse, etc.

    By Blogger Skedeebs, at 6/02/2007 1:41 PM  

  • That's entirely possible. Bowden seems to have a lot of loyalty to Young and Young, certainly after this season, must have a lot to Bodes.

    The questions becomes what's good for the team? NJ is due back probably within a month and Young won't have a position. (Not that he has one now! [rimshot])

    Sell now for whatever you can get. They were never going to get an elite prospect for him.

    Now that he's having the best season statistically of his ENTIRE CAREER, they'll get something marginally useful, but don't hold your breath for top talent.

    Remember, too, that they have to trade him to get something for him. He's unlikely to bring back draft pick compensation at the end of the year because of his poor season last year and because he's only going to play 1/2-2/3 of a season this year.

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 6/02/2007 1:44 PM  

  • I don't think there's any chance of him being traded until after NJ comes back. Do you think any of the "brain trust" want Robert Feckin' Fick as the regular 1B for any prolonged period of time?

    By Anonymous Simon Oliver Lockwood, at 6/02/2007 2:06 PM  

  • I guess maybe they would. They clearly like Fick a lot- what has he really done to deserve his spot on the team?

    It is a bit like the Soriano situation, writ small. They could get something for Dmitri after almost 3 months of valuable service, and believably declare victory. They just have to know when to accept the best that is offered.

    As for Soriano, it is only the poor showings of Wilkerson and Sledge that make getting a great year of Soriano and two sandwich picks look fairly good. And, for the moment at least, the fact that Soriano is not at all adjusting well to having been paid so much money.

    By Blogger Skedeebs, at 6/02/2007 2:55 PM  

  • I'm all for trading, and it's going to take Bowden's camp having reasonable expectations for anything to get done.

    Young might like it here, but clearly there's no long term (by which I mean next season) starting role here. You'd think he'd see value in moving somewhere else and trying to build a case for next year.

    And he is in the worst hitter's park in the league -- couldn't expect it to hurt his numbers to move in.

    By Blogger Sam, at 6/02/2007 3:15 PM  

  • Gotta try to move him now, especially in light of the Mientkiewicz injury. The Yankees are looking at at least a month of "Josh Phelps, starting 1B"...he'd also fit with them as a DH. If I'm Capt. L. Pants, I'm targeting actual talent that might be a few years away - guys who can go play with Marrero and Gonzalez, etc. But now's the time, and the Yankees are the partner - he's not going to have more value than he does now.

    By Anonymous Brisketologist, at 6/03/2007 7:23 AM  

  • As for waiting until NJ comes back, I don't think they'd have any real problem playing a combination of Belliard and Fick until he does, or giving Whitesell or Broadway a chance. Wonder if Flores or Schneider could play a little there, too? In any case, if there's a chance of moving him now, I hope they aren't thinking of what impact it will have on the team now.

    By Anonymous Brisketologist, at 6/03/2007 7:31 AM  

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