If Delmon Young Doesn’t Get Fat, He’ll Get Paid More

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Well, here’s something.

From the AP:

Young's $750,000, one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies allows him to earn an additional $2.75 million in bonuses.

The deal for the AL championship series MVP, announced Tuesday, calls for him to get on a scale on six occasions to be chosen by the team. He'll receive $100,000 each time he makes weight, according to details obtained by The Associated Press. The first three times, he must be 230 pounds or less, and the second three, 235 pounds or less.


Amazing. I wonder if, similarly, the servers at PBR have incentives for keeping their muffin tops below a certain threshold. Money for a tribal tat if you maintain an overhang of less than three inches!

Young told reporters on Tuesday: “To lose weight, it’s mostly diet. And it’s eating better. Eating those (sic) strict diet. You can get carried away with clubhouse food, late-night room service [whilst] watching a movie. Some ice cream,  some good luck cakes and stuff like that. Going back out in the outfield, you have to stay lighter. DH’ing, you can be BIG.”

Of course, weight clauses are not uncommon in sports. Football players, specifically, have weight and body fat weigh-ins and can be fined for going over or, presumably, under their target weight.

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  • Jayson Werth January 24, 2013 at 9:15 am

    you know how to read deadspin kyle! impressive!

  • Saunders Rapes Chicks January 24, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I would love to hangout with young. Seems like a hoot

  • Mac January 24, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Way to be a day late on this.

  • his name forever January 24, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Kyle please only refer to him as Soupy Poopy moving forward.

  • Arcott Rammathorn January 24, 2013 at 11:54 am

    John Clark looking like hes in love…

  • ThePhillyFlash January 24, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Money can make for quite a motivator. It wouldn’t surprime me if Young arrives in Clearwater looking insanely sculpted and well under his prescribed weight.

  • weneedmorejam January 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Oh Holy Shit…another post about something that was news 2-3 days ago. Fucking waste of time…

  • heskin January 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Kyle reads Deadspin/CSN, posts a cliff’s notes, and lets people comment on it while he gets $ for clicks. Good for him.

  • Load article January 28, 2013 at 4:51 am

    Brown yamaní rice, one of the rice varieties that exist, is much better than a common rice for a diet. While your calories are approximately the same, their higher fibre content makes it more beneficial for weight loss

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