Mets Interested In Chris Young

9:10pm: The Mets may have interest in Young, but they aren't nearing a deal with him, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.  Young told CBS Sports' Scott Miller he's talking to the Mets and seven or eight other teams, including the Padres.

6:24pm: The Mets are closing in on a deal with right-hander Chris Young, ESPN.com's Buster Olney hears (on Twitter). Young has been offered multiple incentive-laden one-year deals, according to Yahoo's Jeff Passan (on Twitter). The signing would be Sandy Alderson's first major deal as Mets GM and it would reunite him with a player he had in San Diego as the Padres' CEO. 

Johan Santana will probably miss the beginning of the season, so the Mets were looking to add depth behind Mike Pelfrey, Jon Niese and R.A. Dickey.

Young battled through shoulder issues in 2010 and he appeared in just four games. He allowed only two earned runs and 11 walks in 20 innings for the Padres, who turned down the 31-year-old's option earlier in the offseason. Young has always been hard to hit, but walks have been a problem for him throughout his seven-year career.


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74 Comments on "Mets Interested In Chris Young"


Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

He’d fit at Citi Field perfectly. I can’t wait to see him!!!!!!!!!!!!

If only he can stay healthy!

Motor_City_Bombshell
4 years 9 months ago

I know what you mean! I’ve always thought he’s had great stuff, and if he could ever pitch a full season, he’d be an extremely productive starter. I just hope he stays healthy this year.

Tim Valencia
4 years 9 months ago

stuff isnt impressive at all, its his deception that makes him last.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

You know whats funny?

Chris Young, a Princeton grad, is his own agent. Isn’t that cool!

shysox
4 years 9 months ago

If it’s over 1 year it’s going to bust.

Motor_City_Bombshell
4 years 9 months ago

He can’t stay healthy, I can’t picture it being over one year.

oleosmirf
4 years 9 months ago

the Mets arent giving out multi year deals this offseason so its obviously a 1 year deal

redsox4120
4 years 9 months ago

Low risk, high reward. Nice signing by Alderson if it gets done. Citi is a good park for a pitcher to try to make a comeback.

slider32
4 years 9 months ago

This is a good deal for the Mets. He will upgrade the Mets pitching at a low price.

Brandon Woodworth
4 years 9 months ago

The New York Mets have just signed Chris Young and assigned him to their 25 man DL roster.

shysox
4 years 9 months ago

this made my day

Brandon Woodworth
4 years 9 months ago

Glad I could be of comedic service. 😀

Sniderlover
4 years 9 months ago

Damn, I wish I can like that again.

CitizenSnips
4 years 9 months ago

Hahaha, awesome.

MetsEventually
4 years 9 months ago

T_T

MetsEventually
4 years 9 months ago

Beautiful! Hope his fastball gets back on track and he could be a solid no.3 guy.

Jerry Mandering
4 years 9 months ago

Great deal for the Mets. Still has tons of upside if he can stay healthy.

DK57
4 years 9 months ago

The big Citi could be good to Young.

4 years 9 months ago

like many others, I speculated the Mets being a potential match because of Citi field being such a pitchers friendly park and Chris Young being a fly ball pitcher. Chris Young is a class act in every sense, if he can stay healthy, he will be a very solid pick up for the Mets. I would imagine that his is another incentive ladened contract. I wonder if Jeff Moorad is second guessing his stance on not doing “incentive ladened contracts”? San Diego seems like it would be a perfect team to use incentive ladened contracts to further entice players.

Tim Valencia
4 years 9 months ago

San Diego doesnt do incentive laden deals anymore.

4 years 9 months ago

“I wonder if Jeff Moorad is second guessing his stance on not doing “incentive ladened contracts”? ”

I realize that, hence my comment. You would think San Diego would be a team that could benefit from using incentives.

thegrayrace
4 years 9 months ago

Great pitcher in 2006-2007. I remember him tormenting my Dodgers along with Jake Peavy.

Could be a great pickup for the Mets if he can rebound.

4 years 9 months ago

I agree – Mets need pitching pitching pitching and pitching

FamiliaTerritory
4 years 9 months ago

I always liked Young and was hoping the Mets would target him. He’d make a solid #2 guy if he’s 100%. Hopefully, they’ll be keeping a close eye on Brandon Webb.

MetsEventually
4 years 9 months ago

That would be sweet, but they have Pelfrey as their groundball pitcher. They need more flyball guys if anything. Also, two low risk high reward guys: someone is bound to be the risk.

Infield Fly
4 years 9 months ago

“…but they have Pelfrey as their groundball pitcher.”

Not too happy with the infield defense, I take it? Otherwise, I can’t see much harm in more than one ground ball pitcher in the rotation. What’s down on the ground can’t sail over the wall…and I’m OK with that.

MetsEventually
4 years 9 months ago

I see what you mean, but Citifield needs it’s flyball pitchers. Webb, Young, Pelfrey, Niese, Dickey would be nice…add Santana later…if he’ll pitch again…

4 years 9 months ago

doubt they’ll have the payroll flexibility to sign Young and Webb as well as bullpen arms and a backup catcher. If they were to have incentive laden deals Alderson would have to assume that they reach those incentives and organise the payroll around that.

FamiliaTerritory
4 years 9 months ago

Webb is worth the reward….that is if his fastball returns. Pelfrey is too hittable for me, so if they acquired Webb after Young, Pelf would be expendable and can be used as trade bait. I believe Pelf would be a nice fit in the American League.

4 years 9 months ago

i think that webb wont be looking for large contract because he was just injured so the mets may be able to afford him. imagine rotation if pull it out with both and johan is healthy:

Johan Santana
Brandon Webb
Chris Young
Mike Pelfrey
Jon Niese/ R. A. Dickey

maybe use Niese as a trade chip to pick up some offense

* Really could use Webb and Young (some offense would also be nice)*
GOOD MOVE ALDERSON

oleosmirf
4 years 9 months ago

luckily Omar isnt GM anymore or your horrible suggestion might actually have come true…

MetsEventually
4 years 9 months ago

If anything Pelfrey would be moved not Niese or Dickey…

oleosmirf
4 years 9 months ago

even if they were to sign Young and Webb (which wont happen but lets pretend) the chances of both of them making 30+ starts at 80% of what they used to be is slim to none so trading good young controllable arms is crazy

FamiliaTerritory
4 years 9 months ago

1) I highly doubt Santana will be back at all next season so cross him out.2) If Webb & Young comes to the Mets to go along with Niese & Gee, Pelf can be used as part of a deal to get some arms in the pen or maybe another starter. I’ve been hearing Matt Garza & James Shields were probably gonna be trade bait, so target one of those two (I like Shields because the Rays might ask for a lot in return for Garza).Webb YoungShieldsNieseGeeSolid rotation overall.

oleosmirf
4 years 9 months ago

first off that is as far from a solid rotation as you can get. What happens if Young and/or Webb gets hurt or they dont return to their all-star form.

second Shields was garbage last season and Pelf is younger, controllable and had a much better season so why would I trade him for Shields. And no the Mets aren’t getting Garza b/c they wont be trading the prospects…

FamiliaTerritory
4 years 9 months ago

Maybe I should’ve written at the end “Solid rotation overall if everyone is at 100%”. If not Garza or Shields, what about someone like Fausto Carmona at the #3 spot in the rotation? I liked what I saw out of him this season and I see big things for him in 2011. Not only that, but I see Cleveland taking someone like Pelf. Just throwing some names out there.

oleosmirf
4 years 9 months ago

there is no need to trade Pelfrey or Niese…

Infield Fly
4 years 9 months ago

Hmm…Pelf for Carmona…

OK, I know you’re throwing names around (and no harm in that) but basically you’d be trading a sinkerballer with a history of control issues for another sinkerballer with a history of control issues. Both are prone to the “Jekyll and Hyde” syndrome (ie: just when you think they’ve overcome their issues, the issues resurface all over again), so what would swapping them accomplish?

mrmet128
4 years 9 months ago

YES! i love this move. i was just looking at his stats yesterday, and thinking he would be a great pick up

4 years 9 months ago

Next up, Jeff Francis. Let’s do this.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Completely agree.

YaGottaBelieve11
4 years 9 months ago

Also agree, Francis is a real nice fit for this team right now. Guy is an innings eater and he doesn’t walk anybody which makes up for his somewhat lofty BAA. Put him on the field with our defense instead of colorado’s and he can have a solid season.

Francis, Eckstein in the second base/utility infielder/clubhouse leader role, and some bullpen arm(s) and ill be thrilled with this offseason.

crashcameron
4 years 9 months ago

apparently you are that sure Mets’ defence is better than Rockies’
is anyone else that sure?

YaGottaBelieve11
4 years 9 months ago

Just looking at the numbers, Mets were 4th in NL fielding % last season, Rockies were 7th.

crashcameron
4 years 9 months ago

apparently you are that sure Mets’ defence is better than Rockies’
is anyone else that sure?

4 years 9 months ago

Excellent, we need pitching

Emanny
4 years 9 months ago

Alderson surely does love San Diego.

jt24
4 years 9 months ago

at first i thought this meant they were nearing a trade for chris young cf of the d-backs

Kolukonu
4 years 9 months ago

Definitely a good signing by Alderson. Incentive-laden deal results in little obligation and risk for the team, with the potential for a very high reward. Chris Young has been very good when he was healthy. If he can stay healthy, he could easily be the #3 starter for the Mets.

Slopeboy
4 years 9 months ago

Good move for almost everyone but Ollie Perez. Inexpensive signing that puts pressure on Perez to perform or he’s out on his duff. Hope the guy stays healthy.

Emanny
4 years 9 months ago

There’s been pressure on Ollie ever since he robbed the Mets of 36 mill. Can’t see any way his behind is on the opening day roster.

Jim McGrath
4 years 9 months ago

Dice K and Ellsbury have to be part of the deal in addition to Scutaro/Lowrie or Iglesias in exchange for Reyes, Beltran and a player to be named.

We will wake up some morning and the deal will be done–the parts may be different but Ellsbury and Reyes will have exchanged uniforms and lead-off spots in the batting order.

The money will have to be pretty close for both teams to participate. I would love to see them make it a real blockbuster with JBay coming back to the Sox

oleosmirf
4 years 9 months ago

lol what are you talking about?? Why on earth would the Mets ever consider that???

4 years 9 months ago

“We will wake up some morning and the deal will be done–the parts may be different but Ellsbury and Reyes will have exchanged uniforms and lead-off spots in the batting order.”

Sounds like a modern-day, moronic, baseball-related take on Bogart’s famous “Casablanca” speech to Ingrid Bergman before she gets on the plane.

We’ll always have MLB Trade Rumors, madmc44. *wink*

4 years 9 months ago

Well, at least they didn’t go waste money on kevin correia or someone like that just so it could look like they did something. That has been their standard operating procedure in years past under minaya. good pitcher if he doesn’t literally fall apart on the mound, but nothing to lose with this deal.