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ERIC YOUNG JR. RUMORS

Speedy Eric Young Jr. quickly grabs this chance with Braves

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Eric Young Jr. reported to spring training with the Atlanta Braves on a minor league deal, simply hoping to make an impression. Now with opening day less than a week away and starting center fielder Melvin Upton Jr. likely out until mid-May because of a foot problem, Young finds himself as the odds-on favorite to be playing there a lot. One major drawback for...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Sign Eric Young Jr., Add To Outfield Mix

Today, the Atlanta Braves signed outfield Eric Young Jr. to a minor league deal that was first reported by MLB.com’s Mark Bowman. The #Braves have signed Eric Young Jr. to a Minor League deal. He’ll battle Almonte for that platoon role in LF w/ Gomes. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) February 13, 2015 Young has played for the both the Rockies and Mets in his six year career and...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Opening Day lineup projection

After 6 consectuive losing seasons, the New York Mets have built up enough major league talent to give some people hope that a Wild Card position isn’t out of reach. In preparation for the season, manager Terry Collins announced what he projects as the Opening Day starting lineup given the roster that the Mets have at this moment. Here are his projections followed by my analysis...
Via isportsweb.com
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Officially Non-Tender Eric Young Jr.

Mets made it official and just announced that Eric Young Jr. has been non-tendered. Looks like Ruben Tejada will be back in 2015 in some capacity, likely as a backup middle infielder. Good Luck to you, EY… December 1 Last month, MLB Trade Rumors tabbed Eric Young Jr. and Ruben Tejada as non-tender candidates for the Mets. However, Adam Rubin of ESPN NY hears from team insiders...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Young Jr. knocks over kid trying to make catch in stands, makes up for it (video)

As it happened, it may have been a slightly scary experience for two young fans during the New York Mets-Seattle Mariners game at Safeco Field on Tuesday night when Eric Young Jr. plowed over them in an attempt to make a catch of a foul ball that reached the seats. But in the end, odds […] The post Eric Young Jr. knocks over kid trying to make catch in stands, makes up for it ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Young Jr. Batted Today, Expected To Run Bases Tuesday

Good news on the injury front for Eric Young Jr., who swung the bat and hit today during an extended spring training game at the Mets complex n Port St. Lucie.  According to Florida reporter Jon Santucci, Young also said that he would try to run the bases on Tuesday. Young suffered a slight setback when he tried to run this past weekend. But he felt tightness in his strained right...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Young Suffers Setback, Won’t Be Activated From DL Tuesday

Eric Young Jr. suffered a setback and will not be returning from the disabled list when he is eligible on Tuesday. Young felt tightness in his strained right hamstring running at the Mets’ complex in Port St. Lucie and has been backed off his rehab program. Young was hitting .220 with one home run, seven RBI and 17 stolen bases this season. May 26 The Mets placed Eric Young Jr...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Are 5-0 When Eric Young Jr. Steals A Base

There have been a lot of complaints about Eric Young. He doesn’t get on base enough. His batting average is too low. He shouldn’t be an everyday player. He should be the 4th outfielder. Guess what? Speed Kills. Stolen bases don’t produce runs? Last year, I went through the Mets top stolen base seasons and wrote a post about how often runs were scored when both a stolen base...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

How does Eric Young Jr. fit on the 2014 New York Mets?

Eric Young Jr. showed up to camp for the New York Mets early this year wearing his trademark smile and a blue and orange shirt with the words “Speed Swag” written on the front of it. After watching EY fly all over the field as well as on the base paths last year, that shirt was perfect! Not since Jose Reyes was here had Met fans witnessed that kind of electric “take notice”...
Via NYMetsLife
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Eric Young Jr.’s speed deliver wins?

Statistical analysts have been saying for years now that stolen bases are not only overvalued, but that caught stealing is a tremendous loss of value. The logic behind that statement seems pretty solid. A team only gets 27 outs to score runs, and getting caught stealing takes one of those precious few outs away. Additionally, stolen bases don’t immediately translate into runs....
Via Mets360.com
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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