Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/20/12
According to a team insider, the Mets are still considering whether to bring back and re-sign free-agent RHP Chris Young, Andy Martino reports in the Daily News. The trade that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto and brought back catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud, created a new hole in the starting rotation. The Mets will not replace their lost ace with a top pitcher, but are seeking a fifth starter, says Martino. Young was 4-9 with a 4.15 ERA last year — but as he further recovered from his 2011 surgery, his performance improved. Young posted a 4.76 ERA in August, and a 2.73 in September, closing the season with a sense of optimism for his future. Now, further removed from surgery, Young could have a full comeback season much like Chris Capuano did last season for the Dodgers. General manager Sandy Alderson mentioned during a WFAN interview this week that the team could also pursue Francisco Liriano. It appears that all the Mets really want is someone to be a stopgap until prized prospect ...
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