Hits & Misses: Chris Young Will Go Down As The Best Free Agent Signing Of The Offseason

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I love baseball.

I spent nearly an hour on FanGraphs this morning collecting stats to back up my case that the Mets may regret spending $7.25 million of Chris Young, and then they go and post this:

“I continue to believe that this will likely go down as one of the best free agent signings of the off-season.”

They also had this little nugget on FanGraphs too:

“There are about 1,500 comments on MetsBlog about this signing, and almost all of them are of the “the world’s about to end!” variety.”

I figure that by the end of May we’ll have a pretty good idea of who was right or wrong about this… But seriously, Isn’t this a beautiful game?


There are a bunch of people out there who think they are Robert Di Niro with a blog… I believe the trick to being a great Mets blogger is first not to take yourself too seriously.

Please, there’s no need to get so uptight about what I say or write… I guess I should be glad that they all hang on my every word before going on the attack, but come on fellas, relax… I’m not Walter Cronkite and this isn’t the news… Drinks are on the house

Wow, we start our tenth year in 2014… #MetsStayingPower

Also closing in on 8,000 Twitter followers, you can follow me at @Metsmerized.


The New York Times writes that today’s deal with Young is just large enough to suggest that this will be the Mets’ major expenditure in the outfield this off-season and they will not be pursuing any of the bigger-name candidates like Shin-Soo Choo or Curtis Granderson,

For now, the starting Mets outfield for next season is Juan Lagares in center field flanked by Eric Young in left and Chris Young in right.

Sandy Alderson insisted the Mets intend to be more aggressive spenders this winter and this deal proves it. He also promised he would spend more this offseason than last, so that’s another promise he’s kept. Mets only spent $6.5 million last season.

By the way, Mets Single Game Tickets for the 2014 Season Go On Sale Tomorrow

How’s that for a segue?


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