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Mets, Rockies discussing possible Young trade

Posted on: December 20, 2011 1:23 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

The Colorado Rockies are discussing a trade with the New York Mets that would ship Eric Young Jr. to New York, CBSSports.com insider Jon Heyman has learned.

Young, 26, hit .247/.342/.298 for the Rockies last season. Yes, that's a slugging percentage of less than .300, which is abysmal. Young does have great speed, though, as he stole 27 bases in 31 attempts. Unless the Rockies trade Seth Smith, Young is stuck as the Rockies' fifth outfielder, so dealing him could mean they keep Smith as the extra outfielder behind Dexter Fowler, Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer. Smith could then start when Cuddyer spells Todd Helton at first.

Young's fit on the Mets would appear to be as the fourth outfielder and also insurance for newly-acquired center fielder Andres Torres, who struggled last season. Fernando Martinez is also in house, but the New York Post reports the Mets are considering shopping the formerly-hyped prospect.

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Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:57 am
 

Mets, Rockies discussing possible Young trade

At the pants guy...EY had an average OPS of around .850 through 4 years in minors...granted he does have much more prestigous speed than power,however I never called him a "5 tool player"and I know he will never hit HRs like Nelson Cruz..he reminds me of Cruz in that every team in baseball failed to claim him off waivers after Texas practically gave up on him..guys who can steal 70 bases rarely have OPS's of .850 and Young is only 27!Its not out of the question that he turns the corner and displays 15HR power!!And our rotisserie league just celebrated our 27th year and is extremely competitve!Even if I'm wrong abut EY,the list of guys that I have been right is quite long and distinguished!!I know what I'm doing!!!!(and please spare me the "so is my johnson jokes")


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Since: Dec 21, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 12:39 pm
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Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: December 21, 2011 12:03 pm
 

Mets, Rockies discussing possible Young trade

???? Power and speed like Nelson Cruz? I usually give everyone the benefit of the doubt, (which is a rare comodity on message boards), but that statement is one of the craziest things I have ever heard. I have followed EY Jr since double A ball and in no way, shape or form is he going to hit for "power" - and my definition of power is 10 HR's from a 2nd baseman. If given 400 AB's (which Colorado was loathe to do for some reason) he will steal 40 bases easily and may get to the 60 base plateau. However, if your fantasy baseball league as a whole thinks that EY Jr is a 5 tool player, then I want in so I can make some cash!



Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: December 21, 2011 11:44 am
 

Mets, Rockies discussing possible Young trade

Dude I was born with a Mets spoon in my mouth and was until two years ago, a season ticket holder.  And I know more baseball, football, hockey and basketball than you, starblazer.  So I will make fun of the Mets with any idiotic moves they make.  I hope Jose Reyes and the Marlins kick Mets butts!



Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2011 11:03 am
 

Mets, Rockies discussing possible Young trade

Young' s minor league numbers are off the charts..power,speed and versatility..he reminds me of Nelson Cruz 4 years ago who had 2 bad stints in the majors before the eventual breakout that everyone knew was coming...everyone in my rotisserie league that is!!!!!!!!



Since: Dec 21, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 9:16 am
 

Mets, Rockies discussing possible Young trade

The Rockies flip Young for F-mart,  then trade get Atlanta to bite on a deal surrounding Smith and a prospect for M. Prado.  Sign Spilbourghs as your 4th OF (Good clubhouse guy, rockies guy)

Insert Prado as the starting 2B or 3B, let F-mart be a 5th OF (Coors Field might help), and you have enough flexibility in Herrera and C. Nelson to cover the infield.

On most days you can play Fowler, Gonzalez, Cuddyer, Helton, Prado, C. Nelson/J. Herrera, Tulo, C, P.  Thats a fairly dangerous line-up of hitters.




Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 7:42 pm
 

Mets, Rockies discussing possible Young trade

Why are the Mets all of a sudden looking to add players through trades? First Gio Gonzalez and now Young? I thought they were sellers, looking to build up their farm system for the future?



Since: Aug 1, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Mets, Rockies discussing possible Young trade

Mets... I am a Rockies diehard.  This kid has a ton of potential and is improving constantly.  He has crazy wheels too.  He is a great guy and a fan favorite partly because his dad played for us too.  Jim Tracy just didn't know what to do with him here because we have 2 others on the roster like him.  He would make a great leadoff batter with the reps he has been getting in the off season.  He plays outfield and 2nd base.  Serious spark plug and would make himself an asset on your team in whatever capacity he is asked.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2011 4:25 pm
 

Mets, Rockies discussing possible Young trade

 I say let Fmart play, he at least has a prospect of power.
Obviously, you're not a Mets fan. If you saw him play, you'd know why he'll never play CF in MLB. He's a horrendous CF and hasn't a clue about plate discipline nor baserunning. On top of that, he's fragile. He's the most overrated prospect in the history of the franchise. The "F" stands for flop. He's the poster boy for what Minaya did to the farm system.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2011 4:21 pm
 

Mets, Rockies discussing possible Young trade

The Colorado are discussing a trade with the New York that would ship Jr. to New York, CBSSports.com insider Jon Heyman has learned
 I'd love to have him as the CF or 4th OF. If the Mets could deal Flop-Mart in the trade, all the better. Young is a local guy(NJ) and has speed. He's never had a shot to winning a starting position and maybe given the chance could be productive until Kirk Nieuwenhuis is ready in late 2012 or 2013.

Eric is only 26 and has speed. If the Mets give up little, this would be a solid move. The Mets need to build depth in the OF and infield and this would be a positive step.


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