Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:44 AM
Mets have traded Collin McHugh for Eric Young Jr.
Cowgill has been DFA'd
Not bad, McHugh is essentially worthless. Young can hit a little bit...not great but won't embarrass himself at the plate either. Hit .316 in limited duty last year with the Rockies. Blazing speed. Can play all 3 outfield positions as well as 2b.
Young had been DFA'd, and the Rockies had 10 days to trade or release him. Apparently he wasn't doing well at the plate or the field this year:
This is basically a crap-for-crap trade, but that's OK...McHugh has little value, and when he had his chance to move up the Mets' depth chart with his starting appearance (which with all of the pitching talent in the system, a outlier like McHugh was only to get one chance) and didn't take advantage of it in the slightest, he was immediately expendable (especially with Gee getting hot, and Hefner continuing to be surprisingly solid). I could see why Colorado would want to take a chance on him...they probably saw McHugh's 2.87 ERA in nine starts for Vegas, and his overall pretty good minor-league numbers, and are hoping they've found a potential #4/#5 who can handle pitching in thin air. They'll quickly learn that McHugh is a AAAA guy, but all they gave up for him was a guy they didn't want anyway.
A trade that makes perfect sense but unlikely to make much difference for either team in the long run.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 19 June 2013 - 06:32 AM.
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