Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Young Quote Controversy

"There are a lot of good players over there, and there's a road block every which way you look," Young said. "You come over here, and you have opportunity everywhere you look. So, it's a good thing to come over here and be a part of that." --Delwyn Young 4.17.09 Post-Gazette interview

It seems that the recently acquired Delwyn Young has stirred some up some controversy based on a statement he made the other day during an interview to discuss his trade from the Dodgers to the Pirates.

I don't see what the issue is about this. It's obvious that this team is not one that is set to go out and win championships. The Pirates are lacking many of their top prospects on their 25 man roster. And until those prospects start to come up, they are still in a rebuilding mode. Considering that guys Adam LaRoche, Jack Wilson, Nyger Morgan, and possibly Brandon Moss will probably be gone by the end of the year to make way for the prospects, I feel like Young's statement was pretty accurate. There are at least two outfield positions and probably one or two positions in the infield that are not necessarly secured by one particular player for the next two to three years. He does have a lot of opportunities to play here.

There is nothing wrong with saying that there are pleantly of opportunities to play here in Pittsburgh. Give the kid a break and let us see what he can do. And if you want to crucify someone, start looking at our third baseman.

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Let's Go Bucs!

photo credit: Delwyn Young, from

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