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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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The @MetsProspectHub Down On The Farm Report

Down on the Farm, @MetsProspectHub’s bimonthly look at what’s been happening in the farm system. Las Vegas 51s Pregame 07/18/14: 56-43 Pregame 08/15/14: 71-56 Record: 15-13 Games Played: 28 Matt Reynolds, who was promoted to AA on June 19th, took off in the past month, hitting a torrid .346/.403/.570 over his 26 games played, with 11 XBH in that span. While I’m inclined to...
Via The Daily Stache
1 day 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
4 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
9 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
10 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
10 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Will Start Giving More Playing Time To Younger Players

This is getting creepy now… I feel like I’m being stalked… Terry Collins spoke to Sandy Alderson this afternoon and effective immediately, the Mets manager will be playing the younger players more. A lot more… Collins told reporters that Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Wilmer Flores specifically, will begin seeing more playing time and each of them are in tonight’s starting lineup...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins proves he's clueless: Double switching Juan Lagares out for Chris Young, in a tie game,

Terry Collins, who is paid to manage a pro baseball team, just double-switched his best defender out of a tie game. FOR CHRIS YOUNG #Mets— Mike Vaccaro (@MikeVacc) August 7, 2014Honestly, even if the #Mets win this game there is no defending this. None. This is as bone-headed as EY Jr's soft toss earlier.— Mike Vaccaro (@MikeVacc) August 7, 2014But Mike Vaccaro's Twitter...
Via Bob's Blitz
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Storylines: Indians announce stadium renovations

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @AndrewIBI. Here are the stories from Thursday, August 7.  Tribe News:   The Cleveland Indians announced major stadium renovation plans that will be completed by the...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Till I Reach My Middle Ground

Adam LaRoche’s two doubles in his first two at-bats today tempted me to just write the same post from last night over again. It still applies, since I’m still quite sick and tired of Adam LaRoche. But the third run the Nationals scored during Thursday afternoon’s game was cause for much consternation. With LaRoche on second after a double (big surprise) Ian Desmond lined a...
Via Metstradamus
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Waiting For The Mets To Get Good

The Mets dropped another game in the standings yesterday, losing to the division-leading Nationals pretty decisively. It wasn’t all that long ago when the Capital Boys stunk and the Mets were pretty decent. Early in the 2009 season – which turned out to be a terrible year for New York – whether it was the Mets or Phillies leading the way was determined by who was playing...
Via Mets360.com
12 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Batted Ball

http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/69622576/v35080713/?c_id=mlb I don’t do matinee games, but today I just happened to catch the final game of this four-game set on WOR. I was still recovering from all the celebrating I did the night before after yesterday’s NASCAR race…yeah that’s right NASCAR. Anyways, the game was ours to lose and that’s exactly what happened. We lost 4-3...
Via Metstradamus
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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