Chris Young hoping to re-sign with Mariners


Chris Young was one of the best bargains of the 2014 season, posting a 3.65 ERA and 1.23 WHIP across 165 innings for the Mariners on a mere one-year, $1.25 million deal. He can officially become a free agent five days after the World Series and will probably be looking to cash in one final time at age 35. But winding up back in Seattle may be his preference. Via’s Greg Johns

“I absolutely love it here,” Young said Saturday. “This has been one of my most favorite baseball experiences. I love the team, love the staff, love the organization, love the city and my favorite Major League ballpark. There’s not a negative here. This place is unbelievable.”

Young had a pretty rough finish to the 2014 season, but he seems to be over the thoracic outlet syndrome that plagued him in 2012 and 2013, and he should be a decently-attractive innings eater this winter.