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EntertainmentEntertainment NewsThe SceneWorth the Trip: California TravelGeorge to the RescueOpen HouseBreakfast With Open House1st LookCOZI TVTalk StoopLIVE TVON NOWSpartan: Ultimate Team ChallengeON DEMANDNBC on DemandWatch the latest full episodes of your favorite NBC series anytime and anywhere.Click for full scheduleDelmon Young won the American League Championship Series MVP award last with with the Detroit Tigers jerseys, but the Philadelphia Phillies jerseys think he needs to lose weight.Even in the twisted perspective of professional sports contracts, Delmon Young unusual deal with the Philadelphia Phillies jerseys sounds pretty sweet: $600,000 in bonuses if he can lose 10 pounds and keep at least half the weight off his 6 foot 3 inch frame all season.His target: 230 pounds, nearly obese .The Phillies jerseys presumably believe that the relatively modest weight loss will improve Young production in the outfield. But nutritionists, sports lawyers and health care analysts don see it that way. Money alone isn that great an incentive for overweight people, and in an athlete case, forced dieting may actually hurt performance.”My biggest concern is if he gets down to 230, does that make him a better player? If it does, then it makes sense,” said Greg Salgueiro, a Rhode Island dietitian who consults athletes and trainers and helps companies develop wellness programs. “But what if he loses 10 pounds and he isn’t as good? It’s a big assumption to say he’ll lose 10 pounds and he’ll be just as good or better.”Celebrities Pigging OutWeight clauses are relatively uncommon in sports contracts, so it is difficult to analyze their effectiveness. The last time one made news was 2010, when the Los Angeles Lakers signed 6 foot 9 inch rookie power forward Derrick Caracter to a contract that required him to weigh 275 pounds. Caracter lasted just one season and is now reportedly playing in Israel.A year earlier, the Boston Celtics signed 6 foot 9 inch Glen “Big Baby” Davis to a contract that promised $500,000 bonuses if it avoided exceeding a certain weight. Davis ended up getting traded to the Orlando Magic, where he apparently does not have a weight clause.Young, who won last year’s American League Championship Series MVP award while playing for the Detroit Tigers jerseys, has reportedly agreed to six weigh ins throughout the 2013 season with the Phillies jerseys. The first three times, he must weight 230, and the last three 235. He is promised a $100,000 bonus for hitting each mark.Phillies jerseys’ Young Can Earn $600k for Making WeightWhy cheap baseball jerseys the Phillies jerseys sought the weight clause, and why Young agreed to it, no one’s saying. But while pro baseball players are getting heavier of the 35 Major Leaguers who’ve been listed at 240 pounds or more, 23 played in the last decade many teams are loathe to put such pressure on an athlete. Sabathia playing with a weight clause because, in his experience, they almost always backfire. He said he’d seen players doing anything necessary to drop weight.”Guys would starve themselves two days before to make the weight and then cost us a game because he shouldn have even been out there competing, Cashman told the New York Daily News.Sports lawyer Michael McCann says he once analyzed the rosters of the 2004 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals jerseys and the Boston Red Sox jerseys and found that more than 90 percent of the players were technically overweight.”Pounds may be a useful measure for the rest of the population, but sometimes athletes are just thick and wide with muscles,” McCann said. “They may be in good condition but their poundage is in excess for what someone would normally be for their height and age.”He added, “Maybe an athlete feels that he has to carry around the additional weight to be a good player.”