ERIC YOUNG JR. NEWS

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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Should a team pair Eric Young and Everth Cabrera?

The Mets parted ways with Eric Young Jr. earlier this week, bringing our total of Youngs on the roster to zero after having two for most of last season. Young was not my favorite guy on the Mets but he’s an MLB-quality player and here’s hoping he hooks on with another team which will give him as many ABs as the Mets did in 2014. The mantra for rock bands playing frat houses...
Via Mets360.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Non-Tender Just One Player

With Tuesday’s 11:59 PM ET Non-Tender deadline looming, the New York Mets weren’t faced with many tough questions. The only question surrounding the deadline for the club was if they would tender shortstop Ruben Tejada a contract or not. Eventually the team settled on retaining Tejada and non-tendering a single player. That man was outfielder Eric Young Jr. Young Jr. was never...
Via Baseball Essential
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets cut ties with OF Eric Young Jr

NEW YORK (AP) Speedy outfielder Eric Young Jr. is becoming a free agent after the New York Mets declined to offer him a contract for next season. New York announced the move before Tuesday night's deadline. Young, who had been eligible for arbitration, batted .229 with 30 stolen bases in 100 games this year, when his salary was $1.85 million. He led the National League with 46 steals...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Young Expected To Be Non-Tendered By Tuesday Deadline

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 that the Mets are likely to hang onto Tejada who still has some value in a backup role. Sources have also told Rubin that Young will most certainly be released because the Mets believe they can get comparable production...
Via Mets Merized Online
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Weekly Leadoff: Blockbuster deals and non-tender deadlines

Here’s some things to get you caught up on any Mets news you may have missed this holiday weekend: Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes that the Mets’ depth in pitching is not something that is likely to be leveraged as part of a blockbuster trade.  Sherman argues that with the amount of pitching available in the market, the Mets would not be negotiating from a position...
Via Mets360.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Non-tender deadline looms for Eric Young Jr. and Ruben Tejada

The next probable and tangible moves made by GM Sandy Alderson and the front office will be decisions on Ruben Tejada and Eric Young Jr.  The Mets have until Tuesday night at 11:59 pm to tender contracts to the two arbitration eligible players before they retroactively become unrestricted free agents.  After Alderson inevitably decides on these players, the fans will have a clearer...
Via Mets360.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

MLBTR Tabs Ruben Tejada and Eric Young As Non-Tender Candidates

MLB Trade Rumors have tabbed the Mets’ Eric Young Jr. and Ruben Tejada as non-tender candidates. Both players are projected to earn about $2.5 million in arbitration and unless the Mets trade one of them, each player could be released before the December 2 non-tender deadline. Deciding what to do with Ruben Tejada is somewhat of a difficult decision this offseason.  He definitely...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Assigning Market Value To Mets Prospects

I was an overprotected child growing up … a lot like our current batch of Mets pitching prospects. I was sheltered, coddled … had strict limits on my bathroom minutes … My mom bundled me up in way more layers than I needed and I had a daylight curfew, yet somehow all her caution couldn’t shield me from the effects of growing up on 98th Street in Corona. Like inmates in...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Roundtable: Will Mets Non-Tender Eric Young Jr?

The decision on how the Mets handle Eric Young Jr. this offseason is tricky for me. On one hand, he played really good defense in left field this season, is one of the best base-stealers in the league, by all accounts is a team first player, and for whatever reason, the Mets seem to win, more often than not, when EY is in the lineup. On the other hand, he isn’t very good in center...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Arbitration Predictions, 40 Man Roster Considerations

MLB Trade Rumors posted their projected arbitration awards for nine eligible Mets players. Arbitration Eligible Salary Projections Bobby Parnell, RP – $3.7MM Daniel Murphy, 2B – $8.3MM Eric Young Jr., OF – $2.3MM Dana Eveland, RP – $1.0MM Dillon Gee, SP – $5.1MM Ruben Tejada, SS – $1.7MM Lucas Duda, 1B – $4.3MM Buddy Carlyle, RP – $1.0MM Jenrry Mejia, RP – $3...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Players who could Non-Tendered include Tejada and Young Jr. among others

  MLB Trade Rumors posted their offseason outlook for the Mets including projected arbitration awards for nine eligible players. Arbitration Eligible Player Projections Bobby Parnell, RP (5.132): $3.7MM projected salary Daniel Murphy, 2B (5.109): $8.3MM Eric Young Jr., OF (4.123): $2.3MM Dana Eveland, RP (4.029): $1.0MM Dillon Gee, SP (4.028): $5.1MM Ruben Tejada, SS (3.171): ...
Via BigAppleMetsTalk
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Fair or Foul: Trading Murphy and Colon

As part of his Mets offseason plan, Mark Simon of ESPN New York does an excellent job of constructing his version of a Mets team that can make the playoffs next season. As part of his initiative he proposes the following: The Mets would be well-suited to find a suitor for Colon early this offseason and accept a deal in which the return was minimal, so long as the contract, or most...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Clinch Their Sixth Straight Losing Season

Any chance the Mets had to avoid a losing season were seemingly dashed when the Nationals’ Gio Gonzalez threw a first pitch strike to Eric Young Jr.. Young would go down swinging and Gonzalez would strikeout a career-high 12 batters as he held the Mets to just one hit in seven scoreless innings. This Nationals team is pretty damn good, very young, and busting at the seams with...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tejada, Brown and Young Jr. May Be Non-Tendered

According to a report from Adam Rubin (ESPN), Sandy Alderson spoke about the future of the 40-man roster on Monday. His conclusion is that the GM cannot protect all of the players he’d like to because he needs to add several prospects to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. Prospects that are not protected (on the 40-man) can be claimed by other teams in the Rule 5 draft. Those...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rubin: Tejada, Brown, Young Jr. May Be Non-Tendered

According to a report from Adam Rubin (ESPN), Sandy Alderson spoke about the future of the 40-man roster on Monday. His conclusion is that the GM cannot protect all of the players he’d like to because he needs to add several prospects to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. Prospects that are not protected (on the 40-man) can be claimed by other teams in the Rule 5 draft. Those...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Young Jr., Juan Lagares, and the Leadoff Conundrum

The New York Mets will slot OF Eric Young Jr. atop their lineup for the fourth consecutive game Sunday afternoon. The speedy outfielder earned himself playing time following his three-hit performance against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, September 10th, and has recorded seven hits in his last 15 ABs. Despite Young’s hot streak, he has managed to produce a meager .237/.315...
Via Around Citi
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Asdrubal Cabrera throw a bullet to get Young Jr. out

It always seems like the Nationals have the most talented infield in all of baseball. Even though I am bias about the Nats, the stats show that it is true. Last night in the sixth inning, Tanner Roark bounced a throw to first base, which allowed the speedy Eric Young Jr to pass second base and go to third. Unknowingly to almost everyone, Asdrubal Cabrera was able to throw a bullet...
Via DC Sports-Kings
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Reds 2, Mets 1

  The Reds squeaked out a win against the Mets today in Cincinnati.  Reds starter Johnny Cueto racked up his 17th win of the season (17-8, 2.23) tossing seven innings and giving up only one run while striking out eight.  Dillion Gee was on the losing side, throwing seven strong innings but giving up two solo homeruns.   The Mets almost were able to stage a miraculous comeback...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning Grind: I Have Questions

Has Terry Collins gone from using Eric Young Jr. every chance he gets, to using him as little as possible? Don’t get me wrong I think that EY used strictly as a pinch-runner maximizes his only major league skill. Does Daniel Murphy take the first pitch he sees in the 1st inning every game yet swings at the first pitch in his next at-bat as long as the ball is in the same zip code...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 22, 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

Mets Outfield Merry-Go-Round Needs to Stop

On Opening Day, the Mets appeared poised to start off the new campaign with a consistent outfield of Juan Lagares and their two offseason acquisitions, Chris Young and Curtis Granderson. However, since Young was scratched with a hamstring injury and started the season on the disabled list, the Mets outfield has been a revolving door. While Granderson and Lagares merit playing every...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The state of the current Mets outfield

In 2012 the New York Daily News reported, when asked about the state of the Mets’ outfield, Sandy Alderson replied, “Outfield? What outfield? We’re probably gonna have to bring the fences in another 150 feet!” This comment was made after the 2012 season, where the outfield was Jason Bay, Lucas Duda, Scott Hairston, and Andres Torres. The options have improved, and Terry...
Via Mets360.com
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Hitter: Eric Young Jr. getting right in the swing of things

While his contact skills and batting average (.231) is nothing to write home about, there is no denying the fact that Eric Young Jr. is a bonafide spark plug at the top of the Mets’ batting order. Maybe he doesn’t get on base at the best of clips (.319 OBP) either, but Young Jr. does cause havoc when he does get on base. Even though he missed nearly three weeks of action, Young...
Via Mets360.com
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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