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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...
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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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lagares Dealing With Elbow Soreness, Collins Implies Tommy John Surgery

During yesterday’s pregame press conference, Terry Collins said that Juan Lagares‘ elbow injury is limiting his ability in the outfield. (Adam Rubin, ESPN NY) “The elbow injury is something that it, for sure, has kept him from making the throws that he would normally make on a daily basis,” Collins said. “We’ve asked him to be smart about when he really wants to let...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Must Avoid Making Projections On Lagares

The Mets don’t know the ceiling for Juan Lagares, but are banking it will be high considering they signed him to a multi-year deal. LAGARES: What’s his potential?. (AP) When first thinking of Lagares you envision defense, but every once in a while he’ll do something at the plate that makes you wonder just whom the Mets have in their fold. Both good and bad. Such was the case...
Via New York Mets Report
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares pace Mets’ offense lately

The Mets came into 2015 with an offense that likely didn’t have any superstars but which compensated by not having any sinkholes. It was a reasonable plan, at least until David Wright, Travis d’Arnaud and Daniel Murphy all hit the DL. Then the Mets had an offense with no superstars and three sinkholes. But d’Arnaud is back, as is Dilson Herrera and suddenly things don’t...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lagares Blasts A Three-Run Shot As Mets Explode For Four Homers

During Sunday afternoon’s huge comeback win over the Atlanta Braves, the Mets exploded for four home runs for the third time this season and second time this month. Darrell Ceciliani, Dilson Herrera and Travis d’Arnaud all went deep, but it was a three-run shot by Juan Lagares in the 6th that proved to be the decisive blow that gave the Mets a dramatic 10-8 victory. Lagares...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Grind: Juan’s Cannon Out Of Commission

Juan Lagares still has the speed, range, instincts, coordination, and fearlessness that made him a Gold Glover in Center Field last year. But one tool is absent: his arm. After missing the end of last season with an elbow injury, Juan’s rocket of an arm has ranged from decent to weak over the first two months of the 2015 campaign, and it really looked flat on a sacrifice fly that...
Via Mets Merized Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 2014 Juan Lagares

2014 TOPPS JUAN LAGARES FIRST EDITION My distant progeny will no doubt be thoroughly confused by aspects of my card collection. Sure, they’ll probably understand all the Old Judge and T206 cards, although they might scratch their collective heads and wonder why each and every last card features a player from Brooklyn, be they Bridegrooms, Superbas, or Tip Tops. (Dear Distant Progeny...
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Mets entertain offers for Juan Lagares?

The question plaguing the Mets right now is: How do we get more offense? The company line is to wait for the injured players to come back and hope that Michael Cuddyer reverts back to 2013. The rest of us aren’t so hip to that plan. Often times we try to package our trash for other teams’ stars and that’s not too good, either. But what if we put something worthwhile on...
May 21, 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

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