Chris Young signs for New York Mets

Chris Young believes that he is not a New York type of person. Therefore, when the New York Mets approached his agent just after the beginning of free agent, the thirty year old outfielder was very eager to finalize a contract rather than test the transfer market.

On Tuesday, after finalizing his 1 year US$ 7.25 million deal with New York Mets, Chris told that it did offer a peace of mind that he was looking for. He is not a huge of waiting till the last minute and stretching everything. Rather, he would just know where he is going and get it done.

Chris hit .200 with twelve homers and forty RBIs previous season for Oakland that got his from Arizona as a part of the 3 team trade following the last season. 2010 was his best year, when he was an All star and he batted .257 for Diamondbacks wit twenty seven homer and ninety one RBIs.

New York Mets manager Terry Collins and captain David Wright helped to recruit him. Speaking about David Wright’s pitch, Chris told that to hear it from a player’s perspective definitely made a difference. He could tell him how things work, how New York Mets go about their business, do they believe in themselves, the type of fans they have, the type of players they have, the stadium, the city, the fan base. All those things were brought into account to help him make this decision, and he is happy with this.