Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 9/29/13
Baseball is a hilarious sport. At one point in the season, the Rockies designated Eric Young Jr. for assignment, then he’s traded to the Mets for Collin McHugh, and now he is among the league leaders in stolen bases. This is the epitome of “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” however the Rockies probably wish they still had Young right now. This may be the best non-prospect trade that Sandy Alderson has made this season. In his first two months with the Mets, his bat had a nice little hot streak especially in July when he carried a .704 OPS, good for a 107 wRC+. However his bat quickly cooled after that, as he had a wRC+ of 65 and 75 in August and September. In addition to Young’s bat, his defense has also been unspectacular with a UZR of -3.1. table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-col...
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