Nationals Not Interested In Chris Young

The Nationals are not pursuing free agent starter Chris Young, reports Bill Ladson of  We heard two days ago that Young was close to a decision, with the Nats mentioned as a team that "may be in play" for his services.  

With Washington out of the picture, that leaves the Mets as Young's primary suitors.  The Amazins have been rumored to be interested in Young all winter and at one point were thought to have offered the right-hander a contract worth more than $1MM in guaranteed money (the Mets denied the report).

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  1. thegrayrace 4 years ago

    Fairly confident that whatever team ends up signing Chris Young will be getting a bargain. When he’s healthy enough to pitch, he’s not easy to hit. 7.4 H/9 in his career.

  2. MetsEventually 4 years ago

    Well…make it happen Sandy

  3. Chris1G 4 years ago

    Yankees will sign him. I read somewhere they weren’t interested in him, they said the same thing about Soriano too and look where he is.

    • Dave_Gershman 4 years ago

      Don’t expect that every teams signs every player they are interested in. It all comes down to the player and rarely happens that one team is interested in a certain player. However, we are talking about the Yankees who have $20MM of payroll flexibility. With that said, the Mets provide Young with a far better opportunity to succeed than the aforementioned Yankees.

    • MetsFanXXIII 4 years ago

      Nothing would surprise me, but our rotation is in an even bigger state of flux (Young would essentially be guaranteed a #3 or #4 spot), the NL is generally better for pitchers, our ballpark is bigger, and Young has prior relationships with Alderson and Depodesta. Ultimately though, if the Yankees want him, I’m sure they could always offer more money.

    • MetsEventually 4 years ago

      I don’t think they Yankees would want a flyball pitcher that just came from PETCO Park. He’ll get crushed, easily.

      • Chris1G 4 years ago

        I didn’t say I think that the Yankees should sign him or that it would be a good idea for them to sign him, but come on it’s the Yankees you never know what they will do. They said all along that they weren’t interested in Soriano but look where he is now probably the highest paid set-up man in the majors. Personally I think they should just put Joba Chamberlin back in the rotation, that makes the most sense to me but what do I know. That’s just my opinion.

  4. jmcbosox 4 years ago

    this is the ultimate low risk/high reward guy. the salary is virtually free. surprised more teams arent in on this.

    • AirmanSD 4 years ago

      There is a reason for that. I think Young can be great starter, but health and his very high FB% rate (career 53%) scare teams. He is a good fit for teams that play in pitchers parks, as long as they don’t have too many division rivals with hitter’s parks. (aka not in the NL central/AL east). The Mets and Padres make the most sense for Young, but we will see if that pans out.

    • jeffmaz 4 years ago

      I read somewhere – which I can’t find now – that CY did not do well during a physical

    • I’m calling Brewers. Former Texas guy. Melvin loves former Texas pitchers.

  5. daveypinstripes 4 years ago

    Seems like CY’s moving his way back into the Padres budget. $1MM? They signed Prior a couple of years ago for that and he never threw an MLB pitch. I think if he has similar offers (which there’s no indication SD has made an offer) he probably stays in SD. He loves the trainers and his wife is attending USD law if I’m not mistaken. Both pitcher’s parks. Less pressure in SD. Better weather. Familiarity. A club that looks like it’ll compete. Why not return?

  6. iheartyourfart 4 years ago

    he has said many times that he wants to remain a padre. the addition of young would make for a VERY solid 1-5 staff of Latos-Young-Harang-Richard-Stauffer with Simon Castro, Casey Kelley, and Corey Luebke waiting in the wings. Wade Leblanc could figure in to the 2011 rotation too if someone gets hurt. It also keeps Mosely in the bullpen as a long-man where he is most valuable.
    Jed has taken a lot of fliers on “bounce-back” types this year… CY is a bit of a risk himself, but combined with the rotation there could be a big payoff.

  7. Pseudonymus Bosch 4 years ago

    I really don’t see how the Nationals are going about getting their rotation help. Plan A was Cliff Lee, Plan B was Greinke, but who on earth is their Plan C?

    • Natinals 4 years ago

      Plan C is wait til next year. They don’t need depth, they have plenty of that. Its just that number one pitcher and there are only like 16 of those in the league. Cliff Lee and Greinke were the only ones available this offseason so they’d rather wait til there are more number one options than go after another number 2 or 3 starter.

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