6 Reasons the Tigers Should Have Traded Delmon Young

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6 Reasons the Tigers Should Have Traded Delmon Young
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The MLB trade deadline has come and gone and while the Detroit Tigers made one significant move before Tuesday's deadline, Detroit failed to deal Delmon Young, which could come back to haunt the Tigers down the road.  

Young, who was the No. 1 overall pick for the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2006 amateur draft, has been inconsistent during his career, and his development, or lack thereof has been a frustrating process the past couple seasons.

The Tigers' 26-year-old designated hitter has shown flashes of brilliance in his six-plus years in the majors, but he's also been shelved with injuries, shown a lack of discipline at the plate, overall defensive ineptness and a tendency to make bone-headed decisions off the field.

Here are six reasons the Tigers should have traded Young before it was too late:

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