It's a great day for America, or at least for Twins fans with eyeballs who therefore had to watch Young's laugh-to-keep-from-crying defense in left field. I've often said that I would have traded Young for a new set of bases. That the Twins even get one player in return, never mind two, makes this trade a coup for the Twins in my mind.
Young was making over $5 million this season, and was a candidate to be non-tendered at season's end, especially with the Twins facing a glut of outfielders.
According to the Star Tribune story, the Twins receive Class A lefthander Cole Nelson, who's from Edina and thus will be the butt of cake-eater jokes on this site from now on. Nelson's 5-11 with a 4.87 ERA this year in high-A.
The Twins also get a player to be named later, which we hope is not Delmon Young.
How do you feel about this trade?
I'm just glad they got rid of Young, and it didn't matter who they got back. (458 votes)
I don't think the Twins got enough in return. (665 votes)
I hate this trade and I hate all of you. (260 votes)
1383 total votes