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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...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury Update: Duda, Lagares Being Evaluated Today

Lucas Duda and Juan Lagares who both missed Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh are hoping to return to the lineup on Monday. (New York Post) Duda had tightness in his right hamstring from running the bases on Saturday’s game and Lagares had a relapse on the arm soreness that he suffered from that diving catch at Citi Field two weeks when he nearly ran into Cuddyer who was also running...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lagares Is Back And Not A Moment Too Soon

As you no doubt have noticed, centerfielder Juan Lagares is back in the lineup and batting second after missing three games with a strain near his right arm pit. Manager Terry Collins told reporters that Lagares is not totally healed but that, “Juan has to play through the discomfort.” “When Juan is hitting, he is a dangerous hitter, that’s why we liked him in the middle...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Juan Lagares is the new Jose Reyes

Last night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies showcased how much Juan Lagares impacts this Mets offense. Everyone knows how good he plays on the defensive side on the ball, as he makes plays that leave everyone watching in awe. There is an excitement watching Lagares play that can remind fans of watching Jose Reyes play, and there are some similarities between the two....
19 days ago  |  Discuss

With A Mighty Swing Of His Bat, Lagares Snaps Hitless Streak

Juan Lagares broke out of his 0-for-16 slump on Saturday night, with a dramatic two-run homer in the seventh inning to give the Mets a 3-2 lead en route to a big win against the Phillies in Citizens Bank Park. “It has been a struggle for me the last couple of games,” said Lagares after the game, “I went out there looking for a good pitch to hit, and I hit it out.” “I tried...
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20 days ago  |  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...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Juan Lagares Makes Willie Mays-Esque Catch, Mets Win 10th Straight (Video)

The New York Mets are turning back the clock. The Mets haven’t won a World Series since 1986 and have made the playoffs just once in the last 14 years. Yet they entered Wednesday’s game against the Atlanta Braves riding a nine-game winning streak, two shy of a franchise record. How did they extend that streak to 10? With a little help from Juan Lagares, who paid homage to New...
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The Mets Go Defensive, Lock up Juan Lagares

With yesterday’s news that the Mets signed Juan Lagares to a new four-year, $23 million contract, another puzzle piece for the Mets’ future plans was put into place. Calling the deal an extension is a bit of a stretch, as it’s mostly just a buyout of Lagares’ arbitration years with a club option for his […]
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April 02, 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...
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April 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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