After passing his physical, the Mets officially announced the signing of our new rightfielder Chris Young this afternoon. “Chris has had a distinguished career to this point and we think with regular playing time we think he can return to his all-star caliber performance,” GM Sandy Alderson said. “He’s a tremendous defensive outfielder, brings some power, the approach we’re looking for offensively and some speed on the bases.” Alderson said that Young could bat anywhere from 5-7 […]
The Mets surprised the baseball world by making their first major league free agent signing of the offseason, inking outfielder Chris Young to a one-year, $7.25 million contract. The Mets now get a right (or left, depending on who else they acquire) fielder for Opening Day. While $7.25 million may seem to some like an overpay, especially considering Young batted a career-worst .200 this season with Oakland, this deal may actually be looked at, when […]
Update – Buster Olney of ESPN is reporting that the one year deal is worth a whopping $7.25 million dollars… Wow, here’s your opening day left fielder… Original Post Outfielder Chris Young has agreed to a one-year deal with the Mets pending a physical, according to multiple reports. Jon Heyman first reported the news. The Mets plan to use Young in a corner-outfield position, according to Heyman. Juan Lagares “will remain the starter” in center, […]
Marc Carig tweeted out that a source tells him the Mets have shown interest in the outfielder Chris Young. Young, who turned 30 in September, hit just .200/.280/.379 with 12 homers and 10 steals in 2013 after coming over from the D-Backs in the three-team deal that sent Heath Bell and Cliff Pennington to Arizona and prospects to the Marlins. He had his $11 MM option declined earlier this offseason. Young has never hit more than .257 over a full […]
Welcome to the second installment of Where Are They Now?, where we take a Mets roster and check in on what the players have done since last playing in Queens. Last week, we looked at the 2010 Mets, so this week we go back a year and look at the 2009 team, the first year the Mets played their home games at Citi Field. That season, Jerry Manuel led his squad to a 70-92 record, […]
The legend of Zack Wheeler continues to grow as last night he joined some pretty impressive company… GREAT COMPANY: Zack Wheeler joins Pedro Martinez & Nolan Ryan as the only Mets pitchers ever to strikeout 12 batters in six innings or less. — Mets Merized Online (@MetsMerized) August 16, 2013 Wheeler set career highs Thursday with 12 strikeouts and 115 pitches, taking a no-decision after allowing one run in six innings. The Mets went on to […]
Well, well, well… Wheeler had his way with the D-Backs in this one and improved to 4-0 on the road as the Mets went on to slither past Arizona, 4-1. Wheeler didn’t do all the work, however, as he got some offensive support from our resident youth movement: Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares. Wilmer Flores chased Ike Davis home with an RBI single in the fourth after Juan Lagares led off the inning with […]
It seems that recently, the Mets discussion has centered around the guy who is or isn’t writing out the lineup card. It’s likely a minority opinion, but I think the Mets need to lock Terry Collins up to a two year deal now, and put the discussion to rest. Wally Backman was my favorite player growing up. I have nothing against him at all, but I believe that MOST of the people who want him […]
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA! D’Backs (43-41) at Mets (35-46) RHP Ian Kennedy (3-4, 5.36) vs RHP Dillon Gee (6-7, 4.60) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Marlon Byrd – RF Josh Satin – 1B Anthony Recker – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Juan Lagares – CF Dillon Gee – RHP Game Notes The Mets are 28-33 all-time on July 4th and have won two of its last three Independence Day match-ups. They have never faced the […]
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