Finally we have good news on the Mets re-signing front. After overpaying for the underperforming Ruben Tejada and Ike Davis, the Mets have reportedly reached an agreement with Eric Young, a player who actually had a good 2013.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweeted Thursday night that the deal is for $1.85 million. That is a reasonable amount for a player who led the National League in stolen bases last season with 46 (38 with the Mets after coming over in mid-June). Despite only batting .251 with a .318 on-base percentage for the Mets, Eric Young was a spark plug and the leadoff hitter the team has craved since Jose Reyes left town.
Young is slated to be a fourth outfielder and could see time at second base in 2014. He will likely play more than your average bench player and will be an important cog in the Mets machine.