Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 6/22/13
The Mets have made an in-season move and acquired Eric Young, Jr.  I know, Mets360.com already has run an article about it but its so nice to see the Mets make a deal, I had to write another one. In what must be considered a significant move for the Mets, they have acquired Young from the Colorado Rockies for pitcher, Collin McHugh. Young is a 2nd baseman/outfielder with speed.  Wait a minute? Don’t we already have one of those on our major league roster; someone by the name of Jordany Valdespin? What’s the point of doing this twice? Is Young a significant upgrade over Valdespin? So far this year, we see the following offensive statistics: Young is 26.  At the time of the trade he had 165 ABs, scored 22 runs, had 40 hits, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 8 SBs, and a .242 Batting Average. Valdespin is 25.  At the time of the trade he had 116 ABs, scored 15 runs, had 24 hits, 3 Hrs, 13 RBIs, 4 SBs, and a .207 Batting Average. So, Young’s got a little more speed and a better batting eye.  Also, Young is...
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