Mets Acquire Eric Young, Jr.
See? Sandy Alderson TOLD YOU he was going to remake the roster.
Scary for me, considering that I played against Eric Young, Sr., in college. Geez I’m old.
Young is actually, um, old — he’s 28. I thought for sure he was closer to his mid-20s.
In any case, I see this as a decent move for the Mets. McHugh wasn’t going to help the big club, especially now with Zack Wheeler on the 25-man roster. We briefly mentioned Young in passing at the end of March when Matt Den Dekker broke his wrist. Young has speed, can play both center field and second base decently, and, well, that’s about it. Another can of paint to throw at the wall.