ERIC YOUNG JR. NEWS

Mets Notes: Rafael Montero Odd Man Out, Collins Misses Eric Young Jr.

Terry Collins pretty much ruled out any chance of Rafael Montero winning a job in the bullpen if Dillon Gee goes untraded. “I’m not sure where Raffy would fit in that bullpen coming out of spring training. If Dillon is there, we’ve only got one more spot left, and you might go with a little more experienced guy at the start of the season.” As it stands now, Jenrry Mejia...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Spring Training: How does Eric Young Jr. fit with Braves?

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Via Fox Sports South
8 days ago  |  Discuss

After endearing himself to Braves, Young fighting to join them

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- After an horrific moment, nearly two years ago, Eric Young Jr. clasped hands with former Braves starter Tim Hudson as he was carted off Citi Field. He had endeared himself to a franchise and their fanbase. That he's now wearing an Atlanta uniform and fighting for a roster spot on a minor league deal is a twist he wouldn't have expected. But the response...
Via Fox Sports South
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey Is The Vocal Leader This Team Needed

Good morning everyone, hope you all had yourselves a great weekend. This offseason has dragged on for what seems like forever, but it finally comes to a merciful end in four days when pitchers and catchers report to Mets camp on Thursday. As far as key additions and subtractions go, you know the deal, we’re essentially replacing Eric Young Jr. and Chris Young with Michael Cuddyer...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Sign Eric Young Jr.

Atlanta Braves general manager John Hart continues to make a flurry of moves this offseason. The Braves and utility-man Eric Young, Jr. have agreed to a minor league contract, tweets Mark Bowman of MLB.com. 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...
Via Baseball Essential
19 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Young Jr, Braves reach minor league deal

ATLANTA (AP) Free agent outfielder Eric Young Jr. and the Atlanta Braves have reached agreement on a minor league deal. The Braves announced the contract Friday. It includes an invitation to spring training. The 29-year-old Young led the National League with 46 stolen bases in 2013 for Colorado and the New York Mets. He stole 30 last year with the Mets while batting .229 in 100...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves sign Eric Young Jr. to minor league deal

The Braves have added another option for left field, agreeing to a minor league deal with Eric Young Jr, the team announced Friday. The 29-year-old brings speed -- he was the National League's stolen base leader in 2013 with 46 -- and strong defense, committing just one error in 130 chances last season with the Mets. But the switch-hitter posted a career-worst .229 average with 16...
Via Fox Sports South
19 days ago  |  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

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
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Leadoff Problem Persists For The Mets

The next Lenny Dykstra? Not quite… Question: What do Andres Torres, Collin Cowgill and Eric Young Jr. all have in common? Answer: Aside from all three having been released by the Mets, they each opened the season as the Mets official leadoff hitter in the last three years. It’s going on four years since Jose Reyes moved on, and the Mets still haven’t found someone to replace...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 04, 2014  |  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
December 02, 2014  |  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
December 02, 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 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
December 01, 2014  |  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
November 28, 2014  |  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

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...
Via Mets Merized Online
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 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
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