Found June 20, 2013 on Mets360.com:
Some Mets’ fans have shrugged at the idea of acquiring the services of Eric Young Jr. (traded for Collin McHugh on Tuesday night) from the Colorado Rockies, saying he is nothing more than filler with no real upside and one who will fit right in with the Mets’ under-qualified outfield. The naysayers have a point. After all, Young’s career slash line is a modest .261/.329/.342. That’s not exactly eye-opening numbers. However, Young could be placed in an ideal situation to succeed in Queens if given the chance for everyday at-bats. You see, while not the greatest hitter in the world, Young never got a fair chance in Colorado, as the Rockies had a plethora of quality players who could play the outfield (just think that Tyler Colvin wasn’t good enough break camp this spring with Colorado, and if Colvin was with the Mets, he’d be by far the best Mets’ outfielder)—quite the opposite scenario here in Flushing. When given the chance to play, Young has showed great wheels on the basepaths, st...
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