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Friday, August 08, 2014

Chris Young dumped by Mets

Commodore Dekker joins Captain Kirk!

Chris Young has been designated for assignment by the Mets.

Matt den Dekker will be promoted.

Den Dekker will serve as the regular left fielder, with Kirk Nieuwenhuis rotating around the outfield and Eric Young Jr. facing some left-handed pitching.

The District Attorney Posted: August 08, 2014 at 10:46 PM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: chris young, matt den dekker, mets, transactions

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   1. bobm Posted: August 08, 2014 at 11:33 PM (#4767605)
Commodore Dekker joins Captain Kirk!

We're stronger without Young than with Young!
   2. PreservedFish Posted: August 09, 2014 at 12:15 AM (#4767612)
I thought that signing Chris Young was a good move. But he didn't produce. Dumping him now and promoting Den Dekker is the right thing to do.
   3. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 09, 2014 at 12:28 AM (#4767614)
Matt den Dekker will be promoted.

when I saw the name, I thought--another Nederlander. But, alas, he was born in Fort Lauderdale
   4. bobm Posted: August 09, 2014 at 12:29 AM (#4767615)
   5. Swoboda is freedom Posted: August 09, 2014 at 12:52 AM (#4767618)
Why keep Eric Young though?
   6. Lassus Posted: August 09, 2014 at 08:17 AM (#4767641)
How much money did that 2-HR game make him? Or is that nothing at all - I'm not sure how being up vs. not being up works as far as pay.

And boy, is that signing thread depressing.
   7. Renegade JE (((Jason))) Posted: August 09, 2014 at 08:45 AM (#4767644)
It's not *that* depressing, Lassus. There's no point crying over a one-year deal. Who knew that Nelson Cruz would eventually sign for pretty much the same money and contract length?
   8. Lassus Posted: August 09, 2014 at 09:21 AM (#4767652)
The fact that Mets fans are damaged enough to have been considering this a good idea was depressing.
   9. Conor Posted: August 09, 2014 at 09:27 AM (#4767655)
Cruz was so good the first few months that it doesn't totally matter, but he hasn't really done much the last few months. He had a 78 wRC+ in June, 80 in July, and 8 (yes, 8) so far in August. He's still at 126 for the year, but he has 1.8 fWAR. Granted, Chris Young is in the negatives, so I'm not saying he wouldn't have helped them, but his defnese has been predictably terrible, and he would have had to play the field every day as a Met.
   10. BDC Posted: August 09, 2014 at 09:29 AM (#4767658)
I will never be able to distinguish this Chris Young from the Princeton basketball pitcher Chris Young, even though the latter is a foot taller and white.
   11. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 09, 2014 at 10:00 AM (#4767667)
I will never be able to distinguish this Chris Young from the Princeton basketball pitcher Chris Young, even though the latter is a foot taller and white.

Bob Miller wants to talk to you about that
   12. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 09, 2014 at 11:02 AM (#4767677)
I am sure this has been mentioned elsewhere but the Mets are going to give Flores an audition at SS for a little while and it looks like MDD is going to get one as one in the outfield. This is the obvious move but I'm glad it is happening.

I'd like to see Montero/Syndergaard get a few starts before the end of the year as well. Maybe the Mets go to a 6 man rotation?

Colon picked up his 200th career win last night. Another option the Mets could do is trade Colon in the next month to open a spot.
   13. depletion Posted: August 09, 2014 at 12:13 PM (#4767696)
Really wish they would leave Flores in as starter at SS for the rest of the season. There is almost nothing to lose and much to gain by doing this.
   14. Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: August 09, 2014 at 12:24 PM (#4767699)
Bob Miller wants to talk to you about that


pshaw... there have been three Hal Smiths (Harold Raymond, Harold Laverne, and Harold Wayne)... all played for the Pirates and two were catchers and contemporaries.
   15. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: August 09, 2014 at 01:10 PM (#4767710)
What's funny about that signing thread is the level of arrogance from the pro-Young set.
   16. Banta Posted: August 09, 2014 at 01:40 PM (#4767722)
The Mets are having a decent season... but guess who is leading them in bWAR? I'm not sure who else I expected, but I was still a little surprised.
   17. Lassus Posted: August 09, 2014 at 02:08 PM (#4767730)
I assume Murphy.
   18. salvomania Posted: August 09, 2014 at 02:32 PM (#4767735)
Duda? Lagares?
   19. Batman Posted: August 09, 2014 at 02:34 PM (#4767737)
Kevin McReynolds?
   20. Adam Starblind Posted: August 09, 2014 at 02:43 PM (#4767739)
Lagares, isn't it?
   21. Banta Posted: August 09, 2014 at 02:53 PM (#4767745)
It is Lagares. His dWAR has risen like .6 over the last two weeks, which I think is kinda cool, as I recall several really nice plays over that time.
   22. Dale Sams Posted: August 09, 2014 at 03:08 PM (#4767753)
We're stronger without Young than with Young!


"He's gone."

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