Declining, disappointing, overrated Chris Young, who was rumored as a possible platoon player for the Cubs, and was championed by several arm chair GM's, has agreed to a deal with the New York Mets. Cub fans who were terrified that Young might bring his downward spiral to Wrigley and become an older version of Dave Sappelt, or a faster version of Scot Hairston, or a right handed version of Jaque Jones, can breathe just a tad easier knowing that Young will be striking out and wearing a groove between Home plate and the dugout At Citi Field in disgusting Flushing, Queens.
Young's career started out gangbusters. A highly touted prospect in the White Sox organization, Young was the centerpiece in the deal that brought Javier Vasquez to the South Side. And Young had a fabulous rookie season, belting 32 home runs. That season culminated, as you might recall, with a home run in the second game of the National league playoffs off of Cub starter Ted Lilly, who threw his glove in to the mound so hard you thought he was trying to raise Orcs from the dead in middle Earth.
But strike outs were a problem and the BA peaked at .257......Gow. Eventually the snakes tired of Young, trading him to Oakland in a trade that brought back harry disease Heath Bell......Double Gow! Young tanked in Oakland and will try to revive his career with the Mets. We wish him well.....from a distance.
Cub aren't out of the woods yet. Bronson Arroyo is still out there. More on this situation as it develops