Eric Young Jr. is not an ideal leadoff hitter. He is the best candidate on the New York Mets, but that is not saying much. Once Juan Lagares returns, Young Jr. should not even be in the conversation as an everyday player. Since Young Jr. made his MLB debut in 2009, he only exceeded 100 […]
Currently a college student, Andrew’s been a Mets fan since he was seven years old. When he was nine, his parents cruelly moved into Phillies country, subjecting him to an entire childhood of obnoxious abuse. His fondest Mets memory involves Endy Chavez’s making a catch; his most painful involves Luis Castillo flubbing one.
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One of the debates in Mets-land in recent weeks has been who Terry Collins should start in centerfield: Juan Lagares or Eric Young Jr. The argument for Lagares is his tremendous outfield defense, youth, and demonstrated offensive potential. The argument for Young is his speed and ability to play the lead-off position, plus a history […]