Chris Young thinks he’s a New York kind of guy. So when the Mets approached his representative shortly after the start of free agency, the outfielder was eager to reach a deal.
When the Yanks jump into the talent pool, they generally cannonball in. The Mets dip their toe in the water, and wade in gingerly, trying not to get hit with the droplets other swimmers kick up.
Young, 30, hit .200 with 12 home runs and 40 RBIs last season for the Oakland A’s. He’s a lifetime .235 hitter.
The 2010 All-Star had a brutal season for the Bronx Bombers in 2013. He went an abysmal 4-14 with a 5.19 ERA, surrendering 24 home runs in 145 2/3 innings.
The Mets have a gaping hole to fill in their rotation with R.A. Dickey shipped off to Toronto. More like a 20-win canyon.
Cliches be damned, it was a fun. night at the GRAMMY Nominations Concert on CBS, with the band performing and getting nominations in all four major categories: Album, Song and Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. Kelly Clarkson, The Black Keys and Frank Ocean all grabbed multiple nominations as well.
The Lumineers, Janelle Monáe, Sheryl Crow, Little Big Town and Chris Young join tonight’s show in Nashville.
“I want to be that man!” tweets Chris Young, after hearing Tom T. Hall’s speech at the BMI Awards in Nashville this week.
After a down year in 2011 — which was split between Cincinnati and Washington — Gomes bounced back to hit 18 home runs and drive in 47 runs in 279 at-bats, along with his best-ever .377 on-base percentage for the A’s.
David Wright was hit in the groin by a slider, but was fine.
The red-hot Atlanta Braves shut out the Mets 2-0 on Saturday night.
Sandy Alderson needs to act swiftly in order to restore confidence in the eyes of the team’s fan base. With that in mind, here is what I think are the top five offseason issues he needs to address prior to the 2013 season.
Ryan Braun hit two home runs and rookie pitcher Wily Peralta gave up two singles in eight innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the New York Mets 3-0 Sunday.
Someone picked up the first ever Spanish singer. Someone picked up a sure thing ringer. Someone picked up a kid with glasses. And someone got no one new because he’s picky.
The Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep over the Mets on Sunday. Atlanta won in extra innings 3-2.