Chris Young takes a hack 2

Mets reportedly considering cutting Chris Young on Thursday

1:25 p.m.: Sandy Alderson said that the report that Chris Young is close to being cut is “simply inaccurate,” but refused to divulge whether it’s being considered (Ackert, June 23).

Adam Rubin, whose report is the one in question, said that his wording may have been a bit off, but that he’s sticking with his story (Rubin, June 23).


11:25 a.m.: A Mets official said “no” when asked if there was a possibility the Mets were preparing to cut Chris Young (Puma, June 23).

That same official referred to any speculation that Young was about to be cut as “wrong.”


Juan Lagares is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Thursday. If Chris Young doesn’t perform well during the Mets’ upcoming two-game series against the Athletics, the Mets may cut him to make room (Rubin, June 23).

According to Rubin’s report, Young’s “days are numbered,” and cutting him on Thursday – while eating the remainder of his $7.25 million salary – is “definitely being seriously weighed.”

Young, 30, is hitting .201/.284/.313, with four home runs and 17 RBI.

His defense, especially in center field, has also left a lot to be desired.

Last season for the Athletics, Young hit .200/.280/.379.

If Young performs well Tuesday and Wednesday, he may stick around, making Kirk Nieuwenhuis the likely roster casualty when Lagares is activated.




668 comments
Jason Martinez
Jason Martinez

And with the type of pitching they have now- and that which is coming like Noah--- you already know-- Well... Those who know-- know what they can do. My advice is: if any player struggles-- and while he remains in a Mets uniform-- Don't beat him up- PICK HIM UP AND ROOT FOR HIM EVEN IF HE DOESNT DO GOOD-- BELIEVE- even when things look bad- And when he breaks out- you will feel better instead of how you will feel- if u bash him when he's down- and then he comes out. We have to root for what we have- while we have it--- 9-1 METS!!

Jason Martinez
Jason Martinez

With him hot, Travis swinging like he's swinging now, Wright hitting the way he hits when he hits- Murphy, and Duda hitting-and Young Jr getting on base-- the Mets will have a unique force of a batting lineup.

Jason Martinez
Jason Martinez

Trust me- the Mets don't want to get rid of this guy. They're just saying that to put pressure on him so he can show signs that he is still alive. You don't do as good as he did in spring training and then lose it and not get it back

Jason Martinez
Jason Martinez

That's right baby!! He ain't no where near done. The best of them go through it-- and he's one of them.

Jason Martinez
Jason Martinez

For all those Chris Young crap talkers- who are suppose to be Mets Fans- IN YOUR FACES- his 2nd bomb of the game to make it 8-1

Jason Martinez
Jason Martinez

Some people are just really really pathetic idiots.

Adam Wilck
Adam Wilck

They should keep CY as there 7 million dollar pinch runner for when colon hits his doubles.

Bob Primosch
Bob Primosch

Think about how much money they ate when they let Jason Bay walk.  The reasoning behind that move is probably in play with CY: giving playing time to a hopeless cause because of his salary sends the wrong message to a clubhouse full of young guys trying to make it, and tells them that winning isn't the first priority.  If it's that versus eating less than $4 million (half his salary is already sunk), I can understand why they would let him go now.

Joey Perez
Joey Perez

Its about time. Wat are they waiting for

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

Even one without a brain would cut CY...can someone please call a cab for him and make sure SA is packed in his luggage as well.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

I'm actually surprised SA's ego would even allow the thought of releasing him. 

I think at minimum he'll be here through Oakland and prehaps a little longer. I still think he's been pushing to keep CY in hopes of a miracle that he gets hot so he can try to move him for something, anything. Even if he can save the team 1M, I think he's trying to milk the maximum he can and praying he gets lucky

Gary Tray Trahan Sr.
Gary Tray Trahan Sr.

8 million well spent another product of the "mets" Money & Entertainment Talent Show.

Gary Cinque
Gary Cinque

Chris Young's up side is too great to let him go. He has the potential to carry the team if he gets hot.

Anthony Fowler
Anthony Fowler

they should trade him for a triple a player who some team doesn't want

Larry Colbert
Larry Colbert

Alderson was a fkin genius to sign this guy, LOL

Randy Dela Cruz
Randy Dela Cruz

Sandy has been a bust in delivering a competitive team to Queens. He gets good marks for building a young pitching staff, but that alone won't win games consistently. It appears that he doesn't have a clue about how to get the team's offense going and clearly, Chis Young is proof of that. Time to clean house. Get rid of Sandy and Terry. Give Wally a chance already. What have we got to lose?

Doubleday
Doubleday

Well, nobody can say we didn't give him every opportunity here.  Nice guy.  Too bad it didn't work out.

Matt Agne
Matt Agne

Big investment for someone cut worthy.

D.j. Ace
D.j. Ace

What a waste..It's all hindsight but hv u seen Nelson Cruz's #s? 73 games: 23/60/.293/.594SLG.. He's got 3 yrs worth of Chris Young's stats in less than half a yr..Just eat the $7.25mil and move on..

Mikey Matano
Mikey Matano

Sandy alderson should be released for giving him that contract. Nelson Cruz???

bbr7
bbr7

he hit .200 last year? and they gave him 7.25 million. he could possibly be the luckiest athlete in all of sports

Jon Maloney
Jon Maloney

they would have never paid for cruz, nor should they have paid what they did for cyoung, but the problems are deeper than one outfield spot. honestly, if the starters keep performing as they are and the nl east being weak...its not gonna be that bad of a year

lindro88
lindro88

I don't think one person, fan or commentator, liked that signing. When you have so little to spend it's really a disaster to waste it on a guy like CY. That should have been a 1.5m dollar deal.

Bob Gruber
Bob Gruber

Let's hope so. And put Campbell out there.

George Komninakis
George Komninakis

I wouldn't cut him...i would keep him as my 7 million dollar pinch runner..lol  


George Cole
George Cole

Bad signing,his numbers were declining last few years.

Deb Devery
Deb Devery

And to wear the # 1 to boot, what gall

Isn't the signing of Chris Young  also reason enough to fire Alderson?

George Komninakis
George Komninakis

@Bob Higgins you are going to ask fred to eat another bad contract and than ask him and expect him to ever sign off on a free agent again?