Our auditory expert, Buster Olney, has heard that the Mets and Chris Young are nearing a deal.
Young, coming off an injury shortened season with the San Diego Padres (Paul DePodesta, anyone?), appeared in only four games. The 31-year-old walked 11 and allowed 10 hits in 20 innings last year.
A career with a 1.209 WHIP in 751 2/3 IP, Young has had trouble with injuries throughout his career (John Maine, anyone), with 179 1/3 innings being his highest in his career.
A good, solid signing, likely on the cheap. Fills a hole in the rotation, which was sorely needed.
I’m happy with this, if it goes through.