Rays vs. Blue Jays GDT 2: The Archer-Young connection

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It all comes back to Delmon Young.

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This is a thing, a thing I've been thinking about: In 2007, the Rays (Devil Rays) traded Delmon Young to the Twins for Jason Bartlett and Matt Garza. Bartlett turned into Brandon Gomes, Garza turned into Chris Archer.

Yes, I'm speaking in simple terms. There were players here and there.

But now, here's Delmon Young. He's back. And cheap. And he's playing against lefties and against ground ball pitchers and he has a ~140 wRC+ since joining the club.

It's like a weird. Reunion. Thing.

Does anyone remember there being bad blood between Delmon and Joe Maddon? I feel like I remember there being some barbs back and forth in the media back in 2008 or thereabouts. Am I just mis-remembering?

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