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Yankees reach minor league deal with ex-Mets OF Chris Young

  The New York Yankees have reached a minor league deal with outfielder Chris Young, who played 88 games this season with the crosstown Mets. The 30-year-old hit .205 for the Mets before his release this month. He's shown power at times in his career, hitting 32 home runs in 2007 with Arizona, but he's always struggled to get on base. The minor league season is winding down...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Sign Chris Young

With a right handed bat still on the shopping list, the New York Yankees have made a minor but potentially rewarding move. As first reported via Twitter by Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Yankees have signed outfielder Chris Young to a minor league contract. Young played with the crosstown rival New York Mets this season […]
Via On-Base Talk
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees reach minor league deal with OF Young

DETROIT (AP) The New York Yankees have reached a minor league deal with outfielder Chris Young, who played 88 games this season with the crosstown Mets. The 30-year-old hit .205 for the Mets before his release this month. He's shown power at times in his career, hitting 32 home runs in 2007 with Arizona, but he's always struggled to get on base. The minor league season is...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Sign Chris Young To Minor League Deal

Just when we all thought that Chris Young’s career was done in New York… This afternoon, the Yankees signed outfielder Chris Young to a minor league contract according to Jon Heyman of CBS. Young was released by the Mets on August 15th after hitting just .205. He will report to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Angels Replace Garrett Richards

Last night, Los Angeles Angels star pitcher Garret Richards went down in a heap as his right knee collapsed.  Richards was carted out on a stretcher, as you can watch here.  This is a devastating injury for Richards, who was en route to Cy Young votes, and for the Angels, who currently sport the best record in baseball.  Richards, just 26 and experiencing his first real success...
Via Off The Bench
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What does the rest of the season hold for the Mets

The Mets are more than 10 games out of first place in the NL East and far enough out of the Wild Card that it will be a miracle if they can claim a spot.  Their offense has been slacking all season and the bullpen is an inconsistent mess.  Of course, the young players have succeeded in their roles and the veterans have been great role models for them.  But let’s think back to...
Via Mets360.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Now Considered Favorites To Sign Rusney Castillo

George A. King of the New York Post reports that after speaking to major league teams who are interested in signing free agent outfielder Rusney Castillo, most teams believe that the Philadelphia Phillies are the favorites to land the Cuban phenom. King says that it’s not unanimous, but it clearly shows a shift in momentum that had previously been with the New York Yankees...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets release Chris Young

AP Image The New York Mets habe officially announced the release of outfielder Chris Young on Friday. Roster note: The Mets have released Chris Young. — New York Mets (@Mets) August 16, 2014 Young was signed by the Mets last offseason as a free agent from the Oakland Athletics.  The 30-year old Young also played the Arizona Diamondabcks where he had the most successful years of...
Via New York Sports-Kings
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Will Regret Retaining Collins As Manager For 2015

Andy Martino of the Daily News argues that Terry Collins deserves to return as Mets manager in 2015. He defends Collins and says that he has had to endure Chris Young, Frank Francisco, a major drop in payroll, a major contraction phase, and the loss of a batting champion and Cy Young Award-winner among other things that were all beyond his control. “Why wouldn’t he be back?...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

A Dozen Reasons Why The Mets Should Sign Rusney Castillo

It appears that Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo has completed his private workouts for interested teams and is going to begin narrowing the field to the highest bidders in the coming days, according to the Boston Herald. The Red Sox, Mariners, Tigers, Marlins, Astros, Yankees and Phillies are among the teams that are expected to be in the hunt for the young phenom’s services...
Via Mets Merized Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Will Come To Regret Retaining Collins As Manager For 2015

Andy Martino of the Daily News argues that Terry Collins deserves to return as Mets manager in 2015. He defends Collins and says that he has had to endure Chris Young, Frank Francisco, a major drop in payroll, a major contraction phase, and the loss of a batting champion and Cy Young Award-winner among other things that were all beyond his control. “Why wouldn’t he be back?...
Via Mets Merized Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Looking At Mets Through SABR Defensive Index

The Society for American Baseball Research doesn’t really sponsor particular statistics, but two years ago, it formed a committee to create a newer, better defensive statistic called the SABR Defensive Index. SABR has periodically released updates of this newly-created stat, and you may find the results interesting. Defensive Index, or SDI combines a number of already established...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Young Finally gets Old

Chris Young Mets – Photo Credit: phoca2004 (Flickr Creative Commons) In the world of recruiting and human resources there is a saying, “the best predictor of future performance is past performance”.  The New York Mets made a $7.25 million mistake by signing Chris Young this offseason in the hopes that he was going to be another Marlon Byrd type reclamation project.  Instead...
Via Hot Stove MLB
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking At Mets Through SABR Defensive Index

The Society for American Baseball Research doesn’t really sponsor particular statistics, but two years ago, it formed a committee to create a newer, better defensive statistic called the SABR Defensive Index. SABR has periodically released updates of this newly-created stat, and you may find the results interesting. Defensive Index, or SDI combines a number of already established...
Via Mets Merized Online
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Di-JEST: Desperate Mets Try New Promo Tactic

When your ballclub is cruising toward another mid-70s win season and seeing its attendance in continued decline you try everything you can think of to get fans out to the park. The Mets have tried promotions like fireworks nights, concerts by name entertainers, and have given bobblehead dolls out of everyone from Ed Kranepool to Joe Biden. Nothing is working and those fireworks are...
Via Mets Merized Online
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson Deserves More Respect

When it comes to the New York Mets it is not difficult to have a litany of complaints about front office personnel and high ranking officials within the organization. Whether they be valid points or fictitious thoughts concocted by the fan base this is New York and losing is never acceptable. However, General Manager Sandy Alderson has done something to this franchise that we have...
Via Mets Merized Online
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Mets Youth Movement Lead To A Worst Case Scenario This Offseason?

There’s not one among us who didn’t want the Mets to replace  Bobby Abreu with Kirk Nieuwenhuis, or Chris Young with Matt den Dekker. Or even Ruben Tejada with Wilmer Flores. However make no mistake that it’s not because we believe either of the three are the answers to our prayers and will fill our two biggest needs in left field and shortstop. Given the team’s current...
Via Mets Merized Online
22 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets make the right move, look ahead to 2015

Chris Young is not the future. Ruben Tejada is not either. So when the Mets made it clear that Tejada will not be starting anymore on Friday afternoon and DFA’d Young on Friday night, they told they’re fans what they’ve wanted to hear all along: “we’ve had enough too, and we’re moving on”. For now, Wilmer Flores is the starting shortstop and Matt den Dekker is the...
Via NYMetsLife
23 days ago  |  Discuss

At long last, Chris Young DFA’d as Mets recall den Dekker

Chris Young’s underachieving era with the Mets ended Friday night, when the veteran outfielder was designated for assignment. Following the Mets’ 5-4 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, manager Terry Collins and general manager Sandy Alderson informed Young he was out. “At some point you have to move on, and I think this was about the time to do that,” Alderson...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

I Bet You Tell That To All The Busts

“You were my greatest mistake.” Sandy Alderson yelled as he pushed Chris Young out the door. #Mets — Joe Pontillo (@JoePontillo) August 9, 2014 The Mets gave Chris Young every chance to succeed. He probably received more of a chance than he earned with his play. Finally, after the Mets 5-4 win over the Phillies, Chris Young was designated for assignment in the place that...
Via Metstradamus
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Release Chris Young, Recall Matt den Dekker

The Mets have designated outfielder Chris Young for assignment and Matt den Dekker has been recalled and will be activated in time for tonight’s game in Philadelphia.  Young, who was batted .205 with 28 RBIs in 254 at-bats, was informed by Sandy Alderson after the Mets’ 5-4 victory on Friday night.  “It caught me a little bit off-guard,” Young said. “I wasn’t expecting...
Via Mets Merized Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets designate OF Chris Young for assignment

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The New York Mets designated outfielder Chris Young for assignment on Friday night. Signed to a one-year, $7.25 million deal in the offseason, Young has struggled with the Mets. He hit .205 with eight homers and 28 RBIs in 88 games. Young was batting .148 in his last nine games and hadn't homered since July 12. To replace Young, New York called up Matt den...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Designate Chris Young For Assignment

The Mets have designated Chris Young for assignment. I repeat, the Mets have designated Chris Young for assignment. 5:00 PM It’s sounding like Chris Young’s days are numbered and that the Mets are getting ready to cut bait with him, perhaps as soon as this weekend. One reporter, Mike Puma, also hears that Mets brass is expected to have a conversation soon on promoting Matt...
Via Mets Merized Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Young Could Be Out, Matt den Dekker Close To A Callup

It’s sounding like Chris Young’s days are numbered and that the Mets are getting ready to cut bait with him, perhaps as soon as this weekend. One reporter, Mike Puma, also hears that Mets brass is expected to have a conversation soon on promoting Matt den Dekker, and as I wrote previously, when he comes, he will play regularly. Keep it tuned to MMO while we follow this story…...
Via Mets Merized Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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