Longtime Mets beat writer Adam Rubin of ESPN tells us today that the Mets will be promoting outfielder Juan Lagares from Las Vegas in the very near term. Lagares is currently “tearing up the Pacific Coast League,” according to Rubin. Apparently, Lagares’s fine numbers have little to do with the PCL-is-a-hitter’s-league meme, since his form, technique, mechanics and makeup have been impressive in every league he’s played in. Putting him in the same outfield as Lucas Duda and Jordany Valdespin should generate the same kind of “Hey, look: they’re all homegrown!” conversation that was had last year about the infield. This comes on the heels of the DFAing of Aaron Laffey/promotion of Robert Carson to join Josh Edgin and veteran –ha! – Bobby Parnell, so the bullpen is taking on a systemic looks as well.
There can be no doubt now that this is Sandy Alderson’s team. Heading into spring training this year, it was trumpeted far and wide that the two most glaring areas of need – borde