Mets And Chris Young Agree To Deal, Pending Physical

An article by posted on January 17, 2011

 
The Mets and free-agent right-hander Chris Young have agreed to a deal, pending a physical, an organization source told ESPN NewYork.

Aaron Gleeman adds,

Young has a 3.80 ERA in 752 career innings, but the 32-year-old has never thrown even 180 innings in a season and hasn’t been healthy and effective since 2007. Despite his 6-foot-10 frame and solid career numbers Young has always been a soft-tosser, but his average fastball velocity was just 84.7 miles per hour last season and 85.8 mph in 2009.

No word on the contract details yet and whether it’s minor or major league deal.

If it is a major league deal, the Mets would have to announce a corresponding move as to whom they have designated or released from their 40 man roster.

The Mets rotation could probably look like this:

1. Mike Pelfrey

2. R.A. Dickey

3. Jon Niese

4. Chris Young

5. Dillon Gee or Chris Capuano

Competitive enough to do battle in the NL East? What do you think?

Original Post 2:30 PM

According to Steve Popper of the Bergen Record, the Mets fully expect to get a deal done with free agent pitcher, Chris Young.

Mets exec says – no surprise – expects Chris Young will get done eventually. But no timetable yet.

A few days ago, our own Brandon Butler reported the following,

Sources tell MLB.com’s William Ladson that the report saying the Nationals are interested in Chris Young are “not true”.  Earlier this week, it was reported that the Nationals were the other team, besides the Mets, who are interested in Chris Young’s services.  This means the Mets are the lone wolf in the running for Chris Young. Or is there a yet unknown team in the mix that is keeping this marriage from going through?

Again, this whole not having room on the 40-man roster situation is probably causing all these delays in getting things done quickly and smoothly. I imagine that it could be the reason for the delay here, especially when it seems that no other team has shown as much interest in Young as the Mets have.

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