For the Right Price, Re-Signing Chris Young Is A Good Idea
MLB Trade Rumors reported yesterday that its likely that Chris Young will return to the Mets for the 2012 season.
Despite pitching in only 6 games, Young was on track to have a great season. Before tearing a capsule in his throwing shoulder, he was 2-0 with a 3.32 ERA. I like Chris Young. When he was healthy, he gave the Mets some quality starts.
Now that we are hearing about Young wanting to return, I have two concerns regarding the Mets and Young reuniting for the 2012 season.
Would Chris Young be willing to go to an extended spring training?
The more time that goes by without the Mets agreeing to a contract, the more likely an extended spring training becomes an appropriate option.
With Chris Young coming back from yet another injury, would he be willing to accept a minor-league contract?
I’m not an insider, but I’d be willing to bet he’ll get a minor-league deal regardless of his insistence on a major-league contract.
For the right price, I think Chris Young returning to the Mets would be good for both parties.
1. He gets a shot to come back strong in 2012 and sets himself up for a nice multi-year deal next offseason.
2. The Mets wouldn’t have to give up too much money and could get some much needed quality starts in the second half.
It’s a win-win for both parties.
About the Author: Brandon Butler
Brandon is currently a MMO Minor League Staff Writer. He is also the co-host of the Mets Madness Podcast on Talkshoe Radio. Brandon lives in Hornell, NY.
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