Chris Young: Hit Home Runs and We’ll be Alright

Chris Young's overall numbers don't paint a rosy picture. His dropped flyball in the bottom of the 14th inning in Friday night's 6-5 loss to the Phillies will not endear him to Mets' faithful either. Life for Young has not been so great in his first year with the Mets. A meager .205/.290/.368 slash line [...]

Will the eventual return of Chris Young become an issue?

As it stands right now, the Mets have themselves a nice outfield that is producing in many different ways. With free-agent acquisition Curtis Granderson in right, uber-defensive specialist Juan Lagares in center and the speedy Eric Young Jr. in left field, the Mets have a quick, athletic and dynamic outfield. However, Chris Young—the odd man [...]

It is time to end the Chris Young era in New York

Tuesday night the Mets scored more runs (9) than they had in their previous five games (8). They pounded out 14 hits, including multi-hit games from five of their first six hitters in the lineup. They had two homers and came back from 4-1 and 5-4 deficits. They also received 5.2 scoreless innings from their [...]

Jenrry Mejia and Chris Young both eyeing Mets’ rotation vacancy

Port St. Lucie has been the home to some exciting developments in 2012: The resurgence of Wilmer Flores, Corey Vaughn and Cesar Puello, the developing power of Daniel Muno and the great pitching of Chase Huchingson and Adam Koralek.  Most recently Port St. Lucie witnessed the first rehab starts of, prospect pitcher, Jenrry Mejia, and, [...]

Chris Young: A risk worth taking (again)?

As I’m sure you’re all aware of by now, the Mets resigned pitcher Chris Young to a minor league deal earlier this week. While signing Young will always come with a great dealk of risk, the reward could possibly outweigh the risk here. (Yet once again.) Considering the rotation is full of question marks, signing [...]

Revisiting the decision to sign Chris Young

News hit Monday that Chris Young “essentially” has the same shoulder injury that Johan Santana suffered. This means his 2011 season is likely over. Everyone knew that Young was a huge injury risk but we certainly hoped he would throw more than 24 IP before he was shut down for the season. The Mets’ financial [...]

Full Count: Mets Pitching Report Week 1

A week into the season the Mets starting rotation has been a case of going one step forward and two steps back. The Mets have gotten tremendous efforts from Jonathon Niese, R.A. Dickey and Chris Young. However, their so-called ace Mike Pelfrey has turned a feel-good story into one of concern. On Wednesday night, Pelfrey [...]

Mets-Phils outcome to depend on home runs

The Mets and Phillies get ready to face off for the first time in 2011 when they play a three-game set in Philadelphia starting Tuesday. While Jose Reyes, David Wright, Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins all return for this year’s rivalry, both teams sport quite a different look from the squads that took the field [...]

Predictions for the 2011 Mets

My first go round at Opening Day predictions at Mets360 did not go so well. So, I could go one of several ways: A. Try to make “easy” predictions to make me look good in hindsight. B. Make off the wall assertions and when one of them came true, trumpet the fact that I picked [...]

Top 10 Spring Training stories for Mets

After four months without MLB, Spring Training is always a welcome sight. Even though the teams never have full lineups, the pitchers rarely throw at peak form and managers make moves they never would during the season – we can’t help but to look at the stats and look at things that jump out. There [...]