Chris Young (the outfielder, not the pitcher) wants to be a Houston Astro. Young, who was in attendance at last night’s fundraiser for Bo Porter’s S.E.L.F. Foundation, told Brian McTaggart that he would love to play for his hometown team.
The Astros have not yet contacted the Bellaire High School grad who became a Free Agent after the 2013 season. Young says he is currently talking to multiple teams — but it sounds like Houston would be his preferred landing spot.
"I love everything about the city and the team. They’re growing, and I feel they’re going to make some moves here soon. They have a good future. I’m open to all the possibilities."
Young’s Ruthian statistics compiled at Minute Maid Park have been well documented and discussed. If there was ever a guy that seemed like a perfect fit for a team — this is the guy… and the team.
Taking into account the fact that Young is coming off a subpar performance with the Oakland Athletics in 2013, he should be available at a reasonable price. Heck, he would probably even give the Astros a hometown discount. It sounds like Young is practically begging the Astros to contact him to discuss a deal.
That should be music to Jim Crane’s ears. What are we waiting for? Let’s get this guy in an Astros uniform!
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