Chris Young Could Be Perfect Fit For Red Sox’s Lineup At Fenway Park

Chris Young is a dead pull hitter. According to FanGraphs, he’s the worst opposite-field hitter on record. This isn’t always a recipe for success — quite the opposite, really — but there’s reason to believe Young, who signed a two-year contract with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, could take a liking to his new home, as perhaps no environment in Major League Baseball is...
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Young, Boston Red Sox Officially Agree To Two-Year Contract

Chris Young officially is a member of the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox announced Wednesday that they’ve agreed to a two-year contract with Young, who spent the 2015 season with the New York Yankees before becoming a free agent. Terms of the contract weren’t disclosed, but reports indicate it’s worth $13 million ($6.5 million salary for both 2016 and 2017). Right-handed pitcher...
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Worst Opposite-Field Hitter on Record

The Red Sox signed one of the Chris Youngs — the one who can hit. Terms haven’t yet been announced, or at least, terms hadn’t yet been announced when I first heard about this, and I haven’t bothered to check again since. It doesn’t really matter. He’ll get some millions over some years, and it will be neither great nor terrible, and whether Young is a success will probably...
Via Fangraphs
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox reportedly sign free agent OF Chris Young

Dave Dombrowski reportedly has tapped into the open market. The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a multiyear contract with free-agent outfielder Chris Young, according to multiple reports. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal was the first to report Monday that a deal had been reached. The deal reportedly is pending a physical and terms of the contract aren’t yet known. But once official...
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Chris Young released, den Dekker recalled

New York Mets fans can rejoice. Chris Young has been designated for assignment. Fans have been clamoring for Young’s release for months as he has failed to produce to the level of his $7.25 million contract. Young was signed for his power with the hope that he would bounce back from a sub-par 2013 (.200, 14 home runs) but instead the numbers have looked remarkably similar at .205...
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cutting Chris Young Should Be Next On To-Do List

Could it really be this easy? Could cutting Chris Young be the answer to all of the Mets problems this year? Of course not. As Mike Vaccaro wrote today in the New York Post, cutting Young would be a scapegoat of sorts, but simply his presence on the team contradicts the entire edict of this team. Sandy Alderson is a man of accountability and Young has been a drain on an otherwise...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Young: Is he deja vu all over again?

There’s an old saying, “those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. It seems that while watching the 2014 version of the New York Mets, that management hasn’t learned that lesson. For example, in December of 2009, the Mets outbid no one in order to overpay for a solid defensive corner outfielder that was supposed to have a big bat too. That player is Jason...
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade rumors: Rockies edition

Questions have been swirling over the past two weeks regarding the Colorado Rockies’ apparent willingness to part with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and/or outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. The New York Mets have been mentioned in connection to both players as we are slightly more than 24 hours away from the trade deadline. Certainly the Mets have a need for both. Ruben Tejada still has...
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Hitter: Defending Chris Young

Over this past weekend, Chris Young was booed by his hometown fans. That needs to stop. Let’s get something out of the way. Young has been terrible this year, but what did we all expect? Young has been in decline the last four seasons, so was there any real reason to expect that this year would be a bounce back for him? Marlon Byrd bounced back last year, but Byrd’s 2012 season...
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Young Strikes Out Four Times, Now Batting .196

Chris Young may have had one of his worst games as a Met today, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts and failing to hustle on a line drive into the outfield that got by him. Young saw his batting average drop to .196 with a .283 on-base percentage. The fans at Citi Field let him have it, booing and jeering Young after each long walk from home plate to the dugout. “You’re out...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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