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Lagares Deal Not Panning Out

The Juan Lagares I saw last night couldn’t have been the same player the Mets signed to a five-year, $23-million contract. Could it be? Two balls were hit over his head. There probably weren’t two balls hit over his head every two months last season. If that many. He’s not Paul Blair; he’s not good enough to play that shallow. LAGARES: What happened? (AP) We know something...
Via New York Mets Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets Need Offensive Additions for Playoff Push

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 05: Juan Lagares #12 of the New York Mets hits a two run triple in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on July 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) In one sense, the New York Mets are in an enviable position. Their starting rotation is stocked with young, cost-controlled and talented players...
Via The Sports Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Sherman: 5 Players Who Could Platoon With Lagares

As Juan Lagares continues to struggle against right handed pitching, should the Mets platoon their young center fielder? Lagares’ ability has clearly been limited by his elbow and rib injuries. He’s batting .254 with three home runs, but his issues are severely pronounced against righties. His OPS stands at .582 against them, which ranks among the worst in major league baseball...
Via Mets Merized Online
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-player Bobby Bonilla gets $1.2M annual payday from Mets

  America will do plenty of celebrating on Fourth of July weekend. For Bobby Bonilla, though, the party already has started.   July 1 marks a special day for the former MLB slugger, as it’s the day he receives his annual $1.2 million check from the New York Mets. Yes, you read that right. Bonilla retired in 2001, but he still earns more than $1 million per year...
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The State of Juan Lagares’ Defense

Among the many complains of Mets fans at the moment is that the defense hasn’t been doing enough to support a pitching staff that carries the burden of trying to do everything. It stands to reason, if you’re going to be built first and foremost around run prevention, you’d want to do as much as […]
Via Fangraphs
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Juan Lagares On Fast Track To Stardom

Mets centerfielder Juan Lagares is already recognized as a defensive star, making one highlight reel catch after another game after game, and earning his first Gold Glove last season. However, Lagares is beginning to get a lot of attention for his vast improvement at the plate and is quickly developing into one of the best all-around players on the team. Lagares has been very reliable...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Mets have bought out all of Juan Lagares’ arb years

The New York Mets actually spent some money on Wednesday, signing Juan Lagares to a four-year extension through 2019, buying out all of his arbitration years. The Mets also hold a club option on Lagares for 2020, which would be his first free agent year. He’s guaranteed at least $20 million through the life of the deal. #Mets & Juan Lagares have agreed on a 4-year extension...
Via The Outside Corner
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: is Juan Lagares’ glove golden?

I predicted at the beginning of this season that Juan Lagares would finish in the top 10 in Gold Glove voting. As it turns out, he has a chance to do significantly better than that. New York Mets fans are all aware of Lagares’ defensive wizardry. Nationally, however he isn’t the first name to anyone’s lips despite what the statistics may show. Lagares’ defensive prowess does...
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Juan Lagares and his Gold Glove Award candidacy

With just a little over of two months of baseball remaining, talks of leading candidates for awards is starting to ramp up. Already mentioned is Jacob deGrom’s push for NL Rookie of the Year honors, but today is about Juan Lagares. There aren’t many Mets fans that would disagree with the statement that Lagares is the best defensive center fielder in the game. Some would argue...
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Put Lagares in the Leadoff Spot

Juan Lagares is red-hot. Again. While the Mets offense has been somewhat stagnant of late, the gifted center fielder has been anything but, batting .440 (11-for-25) over the last two series against the Giants and Phillies. Lagares is batting .283 for the season which is second only to hits-leader Daniel Murphy. Lagares leads all Mets with a 3.2 WAR. On Monday, Lagares had three...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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