The Mets appear to be nearing a deal with injury-scarred pitcher Chris Young for about $1 million plus incentives. Yawn.
Wonder what the incentives will be to the fans to watch him?
At 31, he should be in the prime of his career, but he’s made only 18 starts in the past two seasons, including just four last year because of chronic shoulder problems. He hasn’t started 30 games since 2007, and is 22-20 over the past two seasons.
At his best, he’s no better than a No. 5 starter, and fits in with what the Mets figure to become this year.
Meanwhile, John Maine is drawing interest from the Phillies. If healthy, I can see a bigger upside from Maine than I can Young, but it had become clear Maine had run his course with the Mets.
With spring training just 34 days away, Young is about as good as it is going to be for the Mets as far as improving their pitching.