Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/16/14
Where the heck is Juan Lagares and why isn’t he in the starting lineup every day? Terry Collins has committed countless blunders during his tenure as manager of the Mets, but none of them have stoked the ire of Mets fans, writers and analysts alike, as the way Collins is handling one of the brightest young stars on the team in Juan Lagares. SNY analyst Bobby Valentine called him Collins on Thursday night, calling his fixation with Eric Young Jr. bizarre and then adding: “If Collins is going to insist on playing Eric Young everyday, then he cannot do it at the expense of Juan Lagares who is the future of this franchise. Let him platoon Granderson and Chris Young in right field if he has to, but stop messing with Lagares and play him everyday.” Gary, Keith and Ron were also baffled and openly questioned Collins’ omission of Lagares in last night’s lineup. What was going to be a great rant by Hernandez especially, was cutoff by a commercial break. Too bad. Here is what some of our wri...
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