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Kids May Hold Key In #Yankees Stretch Run & Beyond, by @nyypete

"Youth is the order of the day and the Yankees are in pace with the times. As always, young men move up to become the new heroes, This season your ball club will be the youngest and fastest in Yankee history---and determined to make its own history"--Michael Burke Yankees President, 1969 Yankees Yearbook Michael Burke had a motive for his emphasis on youth in promoting the Yankee...
Via Lady At The Bat
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Chris Young: The Hometown Babe Ruth

If you’re a Yankees fan, you probably know that Chris Young (the hitter) has been on a bit of a tear lately, forcing himself into the starting lineup on a daily basis. If you’re a general baseball fan, you also might know that Young is from Houston, Texas. How would you know a sort of […]
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Young saves the night, the series, the road trip, maybe the season... and most of all, face

So shoot me. I was wrong about Chris "Forever" Young. Since April, whenever he's come to bat, I'd turn in the direction of Tampa and fart. I've had it with drain-circling ex-Mets, five years past peak foliage, who take a roster slot from a kid who shall never see the light of 100 Yankee at-bats. As a juggalo-level fan, I reserve the right to throw Faygo cola at Yankee teams...

New York Mets: Chris Young released, den Dekker recalled

New York Mets fans can rejoice. Chris Young has been designated for assignment. Fans have been clamoring for Young’s release for months as he has failed to produce to the level of his $7.25 million contract. Young was signed for his power with the hope that he would bounce back from a sub-par 2013 (.200, 14 home runs) but instead the numbers have looked remarkably similar at .205...
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cutting Chris Young Should Be Next On To-Do List

Could it really be this easy? Could cutting Chris Young be the answer to all of the Mets problems this year? Of course not. As Mike Vaccaro wrote today in the New York Post, cutting Young would be a scapegoat of sorts, but simply his presence on the team contradicts the entire edict of this team. Sandy Alderson is a man of accountability and Young has been a drain on an otherwise...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Young: Is he deja vu all over again?

There’s an old saying, “those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. It seems that while watching the 2014 version of the New York Mets, that management hasn’t learned that lesson. For example, in December of 2009, the Mets outbid no one in order to overpay for a solid defensive corner outfielder that was supposed to have a big bat too. That player is Jason...
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade rumors: Rockies edition

Questions have been swirling over the past two weeks regarding the Colorado Rockies’ apparent willingness to part with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and/or outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. The New York Mets have been mentioned in connection to both players as we are slightly more than 24 hours away from the trade deadline. Certainly the Mets have a need for both. Ruben Tejada still has...
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Hitter: Defending Chris Young

Over this past weekend, Chris Young was booed by his hometown fans. That needs to stop. Let’s get something out of the way. Young has been terrible this year, but what did we all expect? Young has been in decline the last four seasons, so was there any real reason to expect that this year would be a bounce back for him? Marlon Byrd bounced back last year, but Byrd’s 2012 season...
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Young Strikes Out Four Times, Now Batting .196

Chris Young may have had one of his worst games as a Met today, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts and failing to hustle on a line drive into the outfield that got by him. Young saw his batting average drop to .196 with a .283 on-base percentage. The fans at Citi Field let him have it, booing and jeering Young after each long walk from home plate to the dugout. “You’re out...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: what to do when Chris Young returns

The New York Mets made it a point to address their outfield this offseason. However, it has left them with a somewhat unique problem. They will be left with four outfielders to fill three spots. Chris Young played only an inning before hitting the disabled list but is about to begin his rehab assignment with Triple-AAA Las Vegas. The Mets have been playing an outfield of Eric Young...
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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