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Mets Make Smart Move With Lagares

The Mets made their fans happy on Wednesday by signing all-world, defensive wizard, Juan Lagares, to a four-year $23 million extension. The deal will start in 2016, covering all four of his arbitration-eligible seasons, plus a one-year $9.5 million club option for his first year of free agent eligibility. We talked yesterday about a potential Lucas Duda extension, and some of the...
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Mets, Lagares Agree on Four-Year Extension

With the regular season just days away, the New York Mets took the opportunity to make sure their Gold Glove center fielder won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. According to Jim Bowden of, the Mets and Juan Lagares have the framework in place for a four-year contract extension with a fifth year (2020) option. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports later reported that Lagares will...
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Lagares, Mets working on deal to guarantee $23M from 2016-19

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) The Mets are working to complete a new contract with Juan Lagares that would guarantee the center fielder $23 million from 2016-19, including a buyout of a $9.5 million option for 2020. ''I love the Mets,'' Lagares said Wednesday. ''That's the team that gave me the opportunity when I was 16 years old. That's the team that gave me the opportunity to play...
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Mets’ Lock Up Juan Lagares Until 2019

Juan Lagares is having a big offseason. Coming off his first Gold Glove Award, it appears he has a little deeper pocket today: Mets Agree To Extension With Juan Lagares — MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) April 1, 2015 Lagares had a modest debut season in 2013, earning the Mets’ Defensive Player of the Year Award. He claimed his position in the Mets’...
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Mets sign Juan Lagares to four-year, $20 million extension

The New York Mets and outfielder Juan Lagares have reportedly agreed to a contract extension on Wednesday that is worth $20 million over four years. The deal was first reported by Jim Bowden of ESPN, who notes that the extension kicks in starting 2016 as Lagares is under contract for 2015. #Mets & Juan Lagares […]
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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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Breaking: Mets Sign Juan Lagares To 4-Year Extension

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, outfielder Juan Lagares and the Mets have agreed on a 4-year extension with a club option. The deal is expected to be over $20 million and covers all of Lagares’ arbitration years and one year of free agency. Lagares is already signed for 2015, so this new deal starts in 2016. Bowden points out that Lagares is considered the best defensive center...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Can Juan Lagares Sustain His BABIP?

With a .281 average and a .703 OPS, Juan Lagares quietly posted solid numbers at the plate in 2014. However, not everyone is sold on his ability just yet. The majority of popular projection systems expect Lagares to regress significantly this season. For example, Steamer projects Lagares to have a .642 OPS while CIARO has Lagares at .660. One of main reasons why there is skepticism...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Collins Considering Batting Pitcher 8th, Lagares 9th

Here we go again. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Terry Collins is once again toying with the idea of batting the pitcher eighth. When you first here it you’re like, “what, huh, so what…” Until you realize it means batting Juan Lagares ninth and then you’ve like, “what the **** is he crazy!?!?!?” This lame brained scheme is coming as Lagares, who was...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

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