Chris Young will earn $1.1 million, SI.com’s Jon Heyman said on Twitter.
Updated at 10:40 am:
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, “The Mets have completed the signing of Chris Young.”
Rubin believes Young can earn a total of $4.5 million with incentives.
From what I can gather, the team is likely to make an official announcement later today or tomorrow morning.
Updated at 7:00 AM:
Last night on the MLB Network, Peter Gammons said free-agent RHP Chris Young passed his physical for the Mets.
Original Post on Jan. 18, 2011, at 8 AM:
The Mets and Young have agreed to a deal, but it will not be officially announced until he’s completed a physical, according to ESPN New York, the New York Times, Daily News, Bergen Record, New York Post and Newsday.
From what I can gather, the deal, which will be announced at the end of this week, is for one-year and roughly $1 million in base pay, with up to $2.5 million in incentives.
So, as of now, it seems the rotation – during the first half of the season – will be Mike Pelfrey, RA Dickey, Jon Niese, Young and either Dillon Gee or Chris Capuano (who could also be used as a lefty in the bullpen).
As I’ve said before, this rotation – when playing 81 games in Citi Field – could be more than fine… assuming the batting order stays healthy and produces to their potential.
I’m starting to change my thinking, by the way. The more I see how the market for starting pitching is breaking over the last year or so, for guys like Jon Garland, Young, Jeff Francis, etc., the best approach for the Mets might be to develop pitching, spend on offense and defense, and to always hunt for bargains that round out the rotation.
Original Post at 5:20 pm:
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, the Mets are closing in on a deal with Young.