NL East Notes: Young, Nola, Turner

The Mets could jettison struggling outfielder Chris Young in the next week to ten days, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. Young, signed before the season to a one-year, $7.25MM deal, has hit just .206/.284/.348 in 286 plate appearances, and cutting him could create opportunities for the younger Matt den Dekker (who’s hitting .331/.403/.533 in hitter-friendly Triple-A Las Vegas) to play every day. Here are more notes from the NL East.

  • The list of 2014 draftees off to hot starts to their pro careers includes former LSU pitcher Aaron Nola, the No. 7 overall pick by the Phillies,’s Jonathan Mayo writes. Nola got off to a great start with Class A+ Clearwater and pitched well in his first start at Double-A Reading. Mayo notes that the sample sizes for 2014 are all very small at this point. (Also, stats for players in the lower minors can be very difficult to interpret.) But it’s not uncommon for players to get off to hot starts in their first pro seasons and then continue that success into the following year, just like Cubs slugger Kris Bryant has.
  • Jacob Turner‘s impending departure from the Marlins serves as a reminder that the trade with the Tigers that brought him to Miami hasn’t worked out so well, Dave Tepps of the Palm Beach Post writes. Turner hasn’t worked out, and Rob Brantly and Brian Flynn have struggled to establish themselves in the Majors (although Flynn, who has pitched fairly well at the Triple-A level, may still have a future). Meanwhile, the Marlins gave up Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante, who both played well in Detroit, with Sanchez emerging as a mainstay in a terrific Tigers rotation.

16 Responses to NL East Notes: Young, Nola, Turner Leave a Reply

  1. cody2818 11 months ago

    how long do the marlins and cubs have to get a deal done for turner?

    • Christopher Rioux 11 months ago

      I could be wrong (it’s happened before), but he wasn’t placed on revocable waivers. He was DFA’ed. Meaning the fish had to do something to get him off of their 40-man. They waived him. Cubs claimed him. Done deal.

      • harperhill 11 months ago

        Pretty sure that’s not correct. I think he was first DFA’d and then put on revocable waivers. Then the Cubs claimed him but they have to work out a deal or else the Marlins could theoretically pull him back. Of course, the DFA clock keeps ticking so pretty soon now they’d lose him anyway if they can’t work out other arrangements.

        • petrie000 11 months ago

          yeah, the Marlin’s can pull him back but then he has to clear irrevocable waivers before going to the minors… meaning that at best the Cubs just get him for free if there’s no deal, unless somebody with a worse record claims him instead.

          • Christopher Rioux 11 months ago

            Thank you for the clarification.

    • bigbadjohnny 11 months ago

      48 hours… this time tomorrow, Turner is a Cub…….or Marlins lose him for nothing second time around.

  2. Vince in MN 11 months ago

    There is a lesson to be learned here: don’t trade for Tigers “prospects”.

    • geauxbraves2000 11 months ago

      I don’t know, there was this kid named Smoltz who came from the Tiger’s organization.

      • rct 11 months ago

        I hope you’re joking, because that trade was 27 years ago.

    • DickieThong 11 months ago

      Or Phillies’ “prospects”

      • ubercubsfan 11 months ago

        I don’t know, there was this kid named Sandberg who came from the Phillies’ organization.

  3. SouthsideChicagoFan 11 months ago

    Dear Marlins, please stop trading Detroit your good players for their refuse. Sincerely, White Sox Fans

  4. rct 11 months ago

    Young should have been gone months ago, simply because it seems to be the only way to get Terry Collins to stop playing him. He plays Young over Lagares sometimes, and Lagares is leading the team in WAR. You’ve got plenty of other options besides Young (EYJ, Kirk, and den Dekker). None of them are great, but at minimum they can give you slightly more production and in the case of Kirk and den Dekker, you can try to develop some younger guys.

    • Mike1L 11 months ago

      Maybe Collins was under orders to play him, hoping he would find his stroke and he could be traded. You never know

    • paqza 11 months ago

      “He plays Young over Lagares sometimes”

      That’s completely untrue. If you take out the games Lagares has missed due to injury, Lagares has played in over 90% of the games the team’s played.

      • rct 11 months ago

        It’s not untrue. July 26th in Milwaukee. Starting CF? Chris Young. Lagares pinch-hit later in the game. I said ‘sometimes’, which is completely true.

        Also check out May 12, 14, 15, 20th.

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