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Lagares starting second half with surge

Despite playing sparingly in the season's first half -- and mostly against left-handers -- Juan Lagares has played twice in a row, both times against right-handers. In doing so and contributing offensively, the 27-year-old center fielder is making a push to see his name on the lineup card more often -- and without waiting on Yoenis Cespedes' health.
10 days ago

Juan Lagares Starts Off Second-Half In A Big Way

With Yoenis Cespedes still nursing a sore right quad, Juan Lagares stepped in for the team’s slugger. For a night, he let the Mets forget about Cespedes’ presence in the lineup. Lagares was 1-or-2 at the plate last night with a solo shot that put the Mets up by a score 1-0 in the third inning. He walked twice, and stole a base to manufacture another run for the team. The stolen...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago

Juan Lagares’ bat and legs jump-start Mets’ 2nd-half push

PHILADELPHIA — The burst of energy Yoenis Cespedes usually brings to the Mets’ lineup was present Friday night, even with the superstar outfielder on the bench, still bothered by a sore right quadriceps. Enter Juan Lagares to fill the Cespedes void, both by clearing the fence and with daring base running to steal a run...
Via New York Post
11 days ago

New York Mets set to activate Lagares

The New York Mets are preparing to activate Juan Lagares from the disabled list before Saturday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Lagares has been on the DL dealing with a torn ligament in his left thumb. He opted not to have surgery and it is an injury that can be played through, as Curtis Granderson dealt with a similar issue during the Mets’ playoff run in 2015. It’s possible...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Juan Lagares makes incredible over-the-shoulder catch

Ever since Yoenis Cespedes joined the New York Mets, the role of Juan Lagares has lessened. But with the chance to start in center field on Wednesday, he showed why he was so worthy of the Gold Glove he earned in 2014. With Daniel Murphy up in the top of the seventh, the former Met (and current National) hit a drive to the deepest part of Citi Field — seemingly over Lagares...
Via The Sports Daily
May 18, 2016  |  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...
January 16, 2016  |  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

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

When it comes to Juan Lagares, expect the unexpected

The Mets are in a race for the playoffs and most nights Juan Lagares is on the bench. It’s not something most of us, much less his avid supporters, pictured coming into the season. Yet, viewed within the roller coaster ride that’s been his career with the Mets, it makes perfect sense. Lagares’ rise to the majors was anything but typical and his career path continues to...
August 09, 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

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