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    Eric Young Jr. for Justin Turner?!?!

    ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports that the Mets are "eyeing" Rockies utilityman Eric Young Jr.

    Rubin's source suggested that sending infielder Justin Turner to Colorado might get the deal done for New York. Young batted just .247/.342/.298 in 229 plate appearances this past year with the Rockies, then had a poor showing in the Venezuelan Winter League. But he still has some upside and might make sense as a buy-low option for the rebuilding Metropolitans. Related: Mets, Justin Turner

    Source: ESPN New York Dec 20 - 12:12 PM
    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/met...yeing-young-jr

    Via ROTOWORLD http://www.rotoworld.com/playernews/mlb/baseball?r=1

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    Somebodies got to point out the upside on this one to me. I like Turner, but it would be short sighted of me not to believe he gonna get a little better. Is this a trade about Turner ability or the need for a Endy type outfielder with speed.
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    He's old and not in the greatest shape anymore. Speed was his best asset. Not sure he has it anymore. I don't see any point in this either.

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    Personally I think EY Jr. has a higher ceiling, and provides more value to this team presently, but it's kind of an even trade, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Schmooze View Post
    Personally I think EY Jr. has a higher ceiling, and provides more value to this team presently, but it's kind of an even trade, IMO.
    If it is an even trade, why make it? Turner was one of the bright spots last year and was a valuable contributor. What's the point? He's cheap and was diligent despite the fact the Mets gave the job to Emaus.

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    Eric Young Jr. is a local kid (well, not really a kid anymore) from Piscattaway, NJ!
    Last edited by letsgometsgo; 12-20-2011 at 01:17 PM. Reason: Clarification

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    He is going to be 27 and cant hit his way out of a paper bag so far in his MLB career.
    He was great in AAA tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by cambovenzi View Post
    He is going to be 27 and cant hit his way out of a paper bag so far in his MLB career.
    He was great in AAA tho
    Exactly my sentiments.

    No power, but speedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulie6986 View Post
    Exactly my sentiments.

    No power, but speedy.
    No power, low batting average, but speedy. I think Torres is a better option as a 4th OF.


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    I just posted this from MetsBlog on the prospect thread by accident too.

    http://www.metsblog.com/2011/12/20/e...-young-turner/

    The Mets have expressed interest in Rockies OF-2B Eric Young Jr., a source told ESPNNewYork.com, according to Adam Rubin.

    Rubin says that Justin Turner could ‘get the deal done,’ and that the two sides have also discussed Jon Niese.

    So, this is a double post. Anyway, when I lived in Denver EY Jr. was highly regarded, but I never cared for him.

    At this point, I don't know what to think.

    I had e-mailed my "insider" who works for the Rockies a few days ago when Niese's name came up with the Rockies, but my guy never e-mailed me back.

    I'll shoot him another e-mail and see if he gets back with me. I will report in as soon as I hear from him. I'm going to call him too.

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    Looks like Havens has a shot to win the job out of spring training.


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    How is this a bad move? Turner isn't our starting second basemen and he isn't our 2B of the future. Young can play 2B and outfield while also bringing speed to the game. I'll take the speedy guy who can play 2B, LF,RF, and CF over the guy who is strictly a utility infielder.

    He may not be able to hit, but he walks a ton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmanthree15 View Post
    How is this a bad move? Turner isn't our starting second basemen and he isn't our 2B of the future. Young can play 2B and outfield while also bringing speed to the game. I'll take the speedy guy who can play 2B, LF,RF, and CF over the guy who is strictly a utility infielder.

    He may not be able to hit, but he walks a ton.
    So you'd prefer a speedy utility outfielder who can't hit over a not so speedy utility infielder who can.

    You may want to check your math on that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmanthree15 View Post
    How is this a bad move? Turner isn't our starting second basemen and he isn't our 2B of the future. Young can play 2B and outfield while also bringing speed to the game. I'll take the speedy guy who can play 2B, LF,RF, and CF over the guy who is strictly a utility infielder.

    He may not be able to hit, but he walks a ton.
    Im not quite following.
    Turner isnt our starter right now, so that means he has no value and we should trade him for a lesser player?

    Utility infielders who can actually hit usually have more value than utility outfielders that cannot.
    Especially when you look at the makeup of this team with big unknowns at 2B and SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmanthree15 View Post
    How is this a bad move? Turner isn't our starting second basemen and he isn't our 2B of the future. Young can play 2B and outfield while also bringing speed to the game. I'll take the speedy guy who can play 2B, LF,RF, and CF over the guy who is strictly a utility infielder.

    He may not be able to hit, but he walks a ton.
    That's the issue. Justin Turner is presently the Mets backup SS -- unless the Mets really think they can carry Brandon Hick's bat on the roster -- but EY Jr has no experience at SS at all. If they dealt JT for EYJ, they'd have to keep Hicks on the 25 man roster. Also, the Mets have more than enough 4th outfielder types.
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