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MMO Fan Shot: What Does The Future Hold For Juan Lagares

An MMO Fan Shot by Avi Gelboim Lost in the excitement of the Yoenis Cespedes signing has been the impact on former fan favorite and gold glove center fielder Juan Lagares. Lagares, who is entering his age-27 season, is under team control for the next four years (2016 – 2019) at an affordable $23 million with a fifth year team option (2020) for $9.5 million or a $500 K buyout....
Via Mets Merized Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

With Cespedes Back, What Happens With Lagares?

With Yoenis Cespedes returning to the Mets, what’s the plan now for Juan Lagares? As with most decisions, it all depends on health? Runners clearly took their liberties last summer on Lagares’ arm, and if he’s still ailing, now might be the time to explore Tommy John surgery. However, what are their options if Lagares is healthy? Of course, they might want to consider trading...
Via New York Mets Report
16 days ago  |  Discuss

What Happens With Lagares Now?

With Yoenis Cespedes coming back to the Mets, what does that mean for Juan Lagares? First of all, it depends on how strong his right arm is. Runners took their liberties against Lagares on the bases, and if he is still ailing, now would be the time to undergo Tommy John surgery. LAGARES: Minor League bound? (AP) However, what are the options if he’s healthy? They might want...
Via New York Mets Report
16 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Season Preview: Juan Lagres, CF

Juan Lagares, CF DOB: March 17, 1989 (27 on Opening Day) Bats/Throws: R/R Contract Status: First year of four-year, $23 million extension ($2.5 million salary) 2015 Recap After showing the outrageous potential he had in 2014, Juan Lagares came back down to Earth in 2015 in a big way, seeing a decline in both offensive and defensive value. The thought with Lagares has always been...
Via Mets Merized Online
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Platoon in center negates Juan Lagares’ best asset

As of this writing the Mets remain on the periphery of the Yoenis Cespedes market, and there’s a non-zero chance they land him. That would be rather surprising, though. Instead, it’s more likely that the team goes to war in 2016 with their current outfield alignment and perhaps another yet-to-be-signed backup. That means a platoon in center field featuring Juan Lagares and...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Time To Give Lagares A Full Chance

It is clear Juan Lagares is currently out of favor with the Mets, but I don’t believe the situation is permanent. As the Mets currently express limited interest in bringing back Yoenis Cespedes on a short-term deal – some reports have it as short as one season – I keep thinking perhaps the best option is to go with the guy already on a multi-year deal. LAGARES: Needs a chance...
Via New York Mets Report
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alejandro De Aza agrees to deal with Mets

NEW YORK — Outfielder Alejandro De Aza and the New York Mets have agreed to a $5.75 million, one-year contract, pending a physical, according to person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced. The deal contains an additional $1.25 million in performance bonuses. The 31-year-old De Aza bats...
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Lagares Hitting Streak To Eight Games, Huertas With Scoreless Outing

  The Aguilas Cibaenas won in a pitchers duel last night 1-0 with Juan Lagares going 1 for 3 with a walk. He now has an eight game hitting streak and is 13 for 31 with six runs during that span.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Receiving Trade Inquiries On Juan Lagares, But Unlikely To Deal Him

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports that the Mets are unlikely to deal Juan Lagares even though they have received several trade inquiries on him recently. Lagares, 26, took a major step backwards this year as he hit .259/.289/.358 with a 80 wRC+ in 465 plate appearances. He eventually lost his starting job in centerfield after the team acquired Yoenis Cespedes over the summer...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 01, 2015  |  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

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