Mets Deny Making Offer To Chris Young

An article by posted on January 5, 2011

According to the NY Post, the Mets remain interested in Chris Young, but the team denied a report last night that it had made the free-agent right-hander an offer.

So much for that…

Original Post 1/4 7:30 pm

Buster Olney of ESPN.com reported via Twitter that the Mets have made an offer to free agent pitcher Chris Young.

Heard this: The Mets’ offer to Chris Young likely includes guaranteed money over $1 million. He’s a good fit for the ballpark.

The Mets have been interested in Young since the Winter Meetings and he was among a small group of starters that included Jeff Francis, Freddy Garcia and Brandon Webb that the Mets were interested in.

Young made just 4 starts last season due to shoulder problems and in 20 innings pitched allowed 10 hits, 11 walks and struck out 15 while positing a 0.90 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP.

In his last full season in 2007, Young made 30 starts and in 176 innings he finished with a 3.12 ERA and 1.09 WHIP.

If he can stay healthy, he would be a big addition to the rotation, but that’s a big if.

I don’t know how much more than $1 million guaranteed the Mets are offering, but if it’s less than $2 million it would be a risk worth taking.

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