This is Zolio Almonte:
Age 25, switch hitter, 18 HRs at Triple A, stole 6 bases and batted .265 at Scranton. This year, in 36 plate appearances for the Yankees, he hit one HR and batted .139. Decent fielder. He stole one base for the Yankees.
This is Chris Young:
Essay question: Did the Yankees improve by swapping Almonte for Young? Was it a dream? Is this a drug hallucination? Is this just another final chapter for a Yankee prospect who once held promise, but who ends up producing nothing - via trade or performance? Why would the Yankees think Chris Young will outplay Almonte in the final three meaningless weeks? Should Yankee fans be excited at the thought of Chris Young reverting to 2010 form, when he hit 27 HRs for Arizona? Should we expect Young to play RF in 2015, and pencil-in a 30-home run season and Comeback Player of the Year Award? Has Cashman again showed himself to be a master of space and time, in his relentless pursuit of waiver wire treasures? Are we there yet? Will someone pinch me? I keep pressing the morphine-drip button, but the pain doesn't stop? Will any of the nurses out partying in the hall please notice the blinking light and come to my room and clean me? What is this thing called the Internet? Where is Danny Tartabull? Who is the President? Can someone please answer these questions?