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Report: Mets, Young close

Posted on: January 17, 2011 4:47 pm
Chris Young
The Mets have been mentioned as a likely suitor for right-hander Chris Young, and it looks like it is coming to fruition, as reports a deal is done pending Young passing a physical.

Young, 31, missed most of the 2010 season with shoulder problems following season-ending sugery in 2009. He made just three late-season starts, and a history of injuries has lowered his value considerably -- the Padres declined an $8.5 million option for next year, and recent reports have said Young might sign for under $2 million.

New Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, formerly with the Padres, knows Young's potential when healthy, and this could turn out to be a low-risk, high-return signing if he can give New York some innings.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Mar 2, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2011 10:05 pm

Report: Mets, Young close

Adding Chris Young & Chris Capuano to last year's staff could give the Mets a solid, and relatively inexpensive starting staff for next year.  Of course, there are question marks about both guys, but they're both inexpensive, short-term fixes, so if they don't work out, they won't kill the team's budget in the future. 

I still don't expect the Mets to be super competitive next year, but these signings at least give them a chance to be OK without much of a commitment. Hope comes when some of the awful contracts they're burdened with (Perez, Castillo, Beltran, etc.) come off the books, and Alderson has a few years to rebuild the empty farm system.

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2011 5:15 pm

Report: Mets, Young close

The Mets should gets this done. They are going to have to get lucky given their financial issues for 2011....this is a guy they should take a chance on.

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