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MLBTR: Mets Projected Arbitration Salaries

Here are the projected arbitration salaries for the New York Mets that were just released by MLB Trade Rumors for the upcoming offseason. The Mets have 11 players that are eligible for salary arbitration: Eric Young Jr. (5.052) – $600K Buddy Carlyle (5.002) – $1.1MM Ruben Tejada (4.171) – $2.5MM Lucas Duda (4.137) – $6.8MM […]
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Young Jr. Is Confident That He Will Make Playoff Roster

Even though Eric Young Jr.’s role with the team has been limited so far, he’s confident that he will make the postseason roster.  Young says that his dynamic speed will be even more valuable in October,  and it could potentially make a huge impact like it did for the Royals last season. “I believe so,” […]
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Young Jr. Excited To Be Back With Mets

The Mets brought back Eric Young Jr. from the Braves last Saturday for cash and assigned him temporarily to Triple-A Las Vegas. He was hitting .248 with 23 steals in 67 games for Triple-A Gwinnett when he was with Atlanta. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, once rosters expand next Tuesday, Young is […]
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Young Jr. and the need for speed

Over the past two seasons, the Mets got a healthy helping of Eric Young Jr. in the lineup, as he played in 191 games. When it was time for a raise, the Mets decided that they would roll the dice with Michael Cuddyer, Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares in the outfield, and were hoping that Kirk Nieuwenhuis would be the backup outfielder. Nieuwenhuis struggled early on, and it became...
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Acquire Eric Young Jr. From Braves

The New York Mets announced that they have acquired Eric Young Jr. from the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations. Young, 30, will report to Triple-A Las Vegas and will likely rejoin the team after September 1. He batted .169 with a .229 on-base percentage, no home runs and five RBIs in 35 games in the […]
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August 22, 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...
December 17, 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 ...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Outfield conversations: Eric Young Jr. or Juan Lagares?

The Mets are making strides towards opening day. Spring Training has begun, and players are down in Port Saint Lucie working out. In less than a week, Spring Training games begin. With the start of Spring Training comes conjecture. The media follow everyone on the team, asking questions in hopes of creating interesting stories. A couple of days ago Terry Collins told the press that...
February 23, 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”...
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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....
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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