Lagares Says Recovery Will Take 1-2 Weeks

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April 16

Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger reports that Juan Lagares received his MRI results on Wednesday and after talking to the trainer, said his recovery time should take about 1-2 weeks.

“I feel better now,” said Lagares.

April 15

Citing a source from the team, Marc Carig of Newsday is reporting that the Mets will place Juan Lagares on the 15-day disabled list prior to tonight’s game in Arizona.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis has already be re-called and is headed to Phoenix to join the team and should be available to play tonight’s contest against the Diamondbacks.

The loss of Lagares is a major blow to the Mets as he was leading the team in many offensive categories including a .314 batting average and an .816 OPS.

Nieuwenhuis was hitting .310 with two homers and eight RBIs in 42 at-bats for Las Vegas.

As for Curtis Granderson, the news is much better. He told reporters that he is feeling good and that he will avoid the Disabled List. He may even be available off the bench today if needed as a pinch-hitter.

Granderson custom-ordered cleats he’ll wear for Jackie Robinson Day tonight and will auction them off for charity after game.

thank you jackie

  • mets4lyfe

    The return of the Cap’n

  • Schnitzer’s Marble Rye

    As much as I would love to see Cesar Puello with the big club, I get that he’s only played a few games in AAA, so he needs more time there of course. When Puello arrives hopefully it’s for good, unlike what Kirk’s upcoming stay will most likely be, a temporary one.

    But Kirk makes the most sense for now, and has earned it. He’s a rangy outfielder, has the most experience, has cut down on his K rate over the last few years in AAA, had a pretty solid spring training, and has been raking for Vegas.

    Having said all that, I’m really gonna miss this guy, no matter how long he’s out for. Hopefully when he returns, he can pick up right where he left off. GWSJL.

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Happy to see this, thought the Mets might have gone with Abreu. I think Captain K deserves one last shot to see if he can break into the big leagues.

  • CJM

    Off-topic, but the production the Mets have received from their 3 first basemen so far this year comes to .250/.337/.470 for an OPS of .807. Although Duda is really carrying the other two guys, it’s pretty safe to say that they’ve gotten adequate production from the position so far. The real issue with the team’s offense is the the lack of offense from Wright/Grandy/Murphy who all have OPSs south of .650.

  • BCleveland3381

    Puello would be nice to see, but we NEED a CF. Kirk and den Dekker are the only two options on our roster. den Dekker had the better spring, but Kirk has been significantly better in AAA this season. All you can ask for is a chance as a minor leaguer, and Kirk has one here. Lets see what he can do.

  • jerseymet

    Who knew Las Vegas would be so convenient for call ups?

  • HarveyKsYou

    We have the most players in the league that would strike out 150+ times if they played a full season.

  • HarveyKsYou

    There’s no place for him on the team. RF- Granderson LF- EY Jr for the future (CY won’t be here next year). And CF is Lagares

  • Waz0787

    I predict he hits for a cycle tonight. I believe in kirk.

  • mets4lyfe

    I don’t appreciate the fact that you’re criticizing a hitter of Murphy’s caliber through such a small sample size. Anyone with common sense can tell you that he was the Mets best hitter last year. I’m assuming you didn’t see the amount of base hits he had last year?

  • Schnitzer’s Marble Rye

    I’m confident Wright and Murphy WILL turn it around…but because I’m a Mets fan and can’t help it, I’ll just say I’m hopeful Granderson will.

  • Metropolitan

    and still be in the bottom of the league in home runs as a team

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Well, at least he might actually be an upgrade over Granderson right now.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Adequate by who’s standards?

  • CJM

    Well done. For a second I was preparing my standard reply and then I saw it was you posting. Although not the biggest Murphy fan either, the team could definitely benefit from him producing at least the line he produced the last two years (~.735 OPS). Those three guys have been pretty dismal in the 2-3-4 slots.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    CY will be in CF when he returns I assume.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Kirk is given two days…that is all.

    Grandy will most likely be back Friday along with CY being activated.

  • Metropolitan

    rather see someone like Puello who actually might have a future in the bigs

  • Taskmaster4450

    And who do you put in CF tonight?

  • mets4lyfe

    I’d just be content at this point if Murphy can repeat his slash line from 2012 (.291/.332/.403). I’ve given up hope that he’ll be anything more than that.

  • Hotstreak

    Is Kirk being show cased? He may be leaving:

    Or back to the PCL and on the road after a brief call up. He is going to be a Traveling Man.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vflqJOp_0Wk

  • RyanF55

    Offensively/Defensively it makes sense to bring him up over Bobby Abreu. The fact that I’m mentioning Bobby Abreu as an option in 2014 is depressing in itself. I feel like the Mets are in a time warp when the same project players are brought up as if they weren’t already. This is a situation that calls for Kirk, but man, here were go again. Duda to LF again in 3…2….1….how about trying Murph back there again?

  • CJM

    Adequate by anyone who knows baseball’s standards. Last year, an .807 OPS would’ve ranked 12th of 25 qualifying first basemen in baseball last year, right behind Prince Fielder (.819) and right ahead of Adrian Gonzalez (.803), and WELL ahead of the oft coveted by Mets fans Mark Trumbo (.747 OPS). Being in the top half of the league is, in fact, adequate production.

  • mets4lyfe

    people think adequate production from 1B = Paul Goldschmidt’s slash line

  • CJM

    It wouldn’t be the worst case scenario if the Mets can get production elsewhere. The thing about Murphy is he’s one of the, ahem, “better” from the last few years’ teams, so people believe he is better than he actually is. They don’t pay attention to the fact that Murphy made the third most outs in MLB last year, just that he led the team in RBIs. That’s basically the defense of Daniel Murphy–“He gets RBIs.”

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Awesome. It takes three players to equal the production of one guy and it’s still only slightly better than average. My mistake.

  • Hotstreak

    Kirk a fourth OF Yes. A homer tonight maybe but no cycle. CY is the CYcle guy.

  • CJM

    If you get good production from a position, nothing else matters. If a team had the 12th best offensive player in the league by position at every position, that would be a playoff team, and likely the best team in baseball. Are you complaining about the fact that, save center field (where Lagares just got injured), first base has been the only productive position the Mets have fielded so far this year?

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    No. I’m complaining that it takes the Mets three players to get what other teams can get with just one and because of that, we’re carrying three first basemen. That’s something to complain about and unless I hallucinated it all, basically this entire site was dedicated to that very complaint all offseason. But hey, they’ve been league average combined through two weeks so I guess it’s all good now.

  • Rocky Thompson

    Hopefully the OF will be EY, Nieuwenhuis and Brown tonight. Duda needs to be at 1B unless there is an emergency, like last night. As for Abreu being called up, that will not happen until Ike Davis is traded.

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Possibly, but I dont think there is much future with EYJ either.

  • Finally, having the AAA team in Las Vegas is convenient. Now if all injuries could occur in Arizona or Colorado, this would make total sense.

  • CJM

    Ok so some concepts are beyond you. Yes, they should drop Davis because it is unnecessarily using a roster spot. However, that position has been good for them–it doesn’t matter that it takes more than one player to make a position good (btw, Duda’s OPS is .915 so they could do this with one guy); all that matters is production.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Oh, I get it. You’re happy that it takes the Mets three guys to get the production of one. So again, by your standards, that’s acceptable. You’re satisfied with that. That’s a great baseball model. Good thing we can only carry 25 guys or else we might have three-man rotations at every position.

  • Sad but true about that being one of our better positions.

  • CJM

    Actually, if you notice, I just pointed out that Davis should be gone. I don’t agree with having 3 first basemen and I’m sure nobody does. However, having two guys combine for good production is GOOD. You clearly don’t get that or are refusing to get it to stoke a fire. The As have won the West two years in a row and they are the kings of platooning. Platooning works. It’s about production, not about the names on the jerseys doing the production.

  • schadenfreudianslip

    Ha. I had that exact thought last night. Easy travels for whoever got called up.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Wow. And they call me a Sandy lover. Well, I hope one day we’re able to get production from one guy instead of carrying and paying for three to do the job of one. But hey, that’s just me I guess.

  • Nolrog

    Not unexpected. Speedy recovery Juan.

  • CJM

    You see you keep implying a strawman here–that I’m in favor of carrying three first baseman, which I’ve already dispelled. This has nothing to do with support of or opposition to Alderson. It has to do with what makes a team good. In this particular situation, using a platoon makes the Mets good at first base. Consider this (I’ll make it obvious for you): only 11 teams in the league last year had a first baseman who could outproduce what the Mets are doing at first this year. That means there were 19 teams (that includes the Mets first base production last year) who were WORSE at first base, regardless of whether or not they only had one guy playing (who was worse) or multiple guys playing.

  • BarnRat

    Ironically, Juan could solidify his hold on CF better in the next 15 days than he did in the last 15 days.

  • willymayshayes

    Good luck to kirk. He’s the type of guy I’d like have as a 5th OFer if he could just shorten his swing and be more of a situational hitter.
    -good defensive sub
    -good base running sub
    -decent power

  • Agee’s Catch

    Call me crazy, but I’d like to see this line up tonight:
    EYoung
    Murphy
    Wright
    Duda
    TDA
    Davis
    Kirk
    Q

    edited to reflect TheVoiceofReason’s request, TDA now bats 5th.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Kirk coming up is no surprise….here is the big question: when CY is activated on Friday, who goes down, Kirk or Brown?

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Doesn’t make much sense to send Kirk down two days after he’s called up. If the team intended on keeping Brown up, they would have just started Duda and Brown in the outfield for the last two games in AZ.
    Brown hasn’t been hitting well off the bench so far. In 18 PA 125/222/313. He’s upside has always been power and even that has vanished in these last few weeks.

  • Erin_II

    You`re just wasting your time, dude. Best to ignore.

  • Taskmaster4450

    You get rid of Brown and you have no RH power off the bench other than Recker.

  • CJM

    It’s good practice.

  • CJM

    All three have cut their teeth in the bigs enough that I have faith in all three coming around.

  • QueensRussell

    Will we know in next couple of days if we see JL back in two weeks, or is it way too early to know?

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    With our medical team? My guess is that you will never hear from him again.

    http://media.giphy.com/media/d7uu8aGL20QLe/giphy.gif

  • SCarton12

    Obviously, you’re a guywholeavescomments, not a guywhoreadsotherpeoplescomments or areyoujustdense?

  • SCarton12

    I guess you’re ThatGuyWhoHasAnAntiAldersonAgenda, and posts accordingly.

  • mets4lyfe

    Not to mention those “he was 3rd in hits among NL second baseman”

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Hmmm. Most around here call me Mr. Sandy Lover so that’s odd.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments
  • Bail4Nails

    Couldn’t Puello or Campbell be a RH bat off the bench? They don’t have a tremendous amount of Power, but Puello can handle Outfield positions, and Campbell can handle most Infield positions.

  • mets4lyfe

    Ike Davis

    There is absolutely no need for 3 1st basemans, especially with Ike only being able to play 1B. At least Satin and Duda can play multiple positions if needed.

    However, with Collins at the helm, he’ll make sure Ike Davis doesn’t get sent down no matter how much sense it makes from a team standpoint.

  • mets4lyfe

    Nimmo

  • Andrew Herbst

    I figured Kirk would get called up. Hopefully he makes the most of his opportunity.

  • Metsaholic

    I hope not. Duda does his best at his natural position – 1b. I think putting him in the outfield risk injury to him, risk defensive injury to the team and risk the rhythm Duda was, in given his comfort at 1b. Send Ike down. Yes, I know it would only be for 1 game until CY is up, but it’s does not worth the risk.

  • Bail4Nails

    The ideal solution would be for Ike Davis to be traded or demoted in the next two days. When CY gets back on Friday, Ike’s vacant spot would be really useful for a versatile bench bat.

  • Hodges14

    If we are to believe any of the reports, they have been trying to trade Ike for 6 months. Not sure it’s going to happen in the next 2 days.

  • CyYout

    I understand Kirk’s seeing the ball well, but I would have liked MDD to get a shot. Kirk had all of last year to show what he can do, and MDD hasn’t has that opportunity yet.

  • KennyandtheMets

    Really tough break for Juan. He was doing such a great job in all facets of the game. Get better quick and I can’t wait to see #12 back out there on the field!!

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Brown is not providing much RH power SLG 313 off the bench. CY is a RH and EY can switch hit off the bench. Both are able to slug more than 313.

  • gary s

    Niewenhuis stinks..Strictly a quadruple a player…Poor bat speed..Strikes out all the time..In other words, he is perfect for this team..Get well, Lagares..Fun player to watch..Btw, how many games does Chris Young play before he is back on the DL???

  • BCleveland3381

    He’s an injury replacement that can play CF, which is what we need for the next few days until CY comes off the DL. I don’t see the problem with Kirk at all. He fills a short term need.

  • BCleveland3381

    Campbell would be interesting with the spring he had. Puello shouldn’t be up unless the Mets are ready to give him every day ABs.

  • MikeBedlam

    While I won’t knock the “production” we’re seeing from 1B, I absolutely agree with this sentiment. There’s nothing fluid or regular about it. Frankly, it’s blind luck.

    The fact of the matter is, we have 3 guys occupying a roster spot that should be filled by 2 at the ABSOLUTE MOST. And no, IDGAF that Duda can “play” OF.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Kenny,

    Amen to that

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    I agree, Id rather see MDD

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Has to be Kirk….Brown is the only RH power bat unless Kirk goes crazy w/ the bat

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Wow no Grandy or Lagares this lineup looks really bare

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    The more EY plays the quicker he buys himself a ticket to Vegas

  • Ron

    How many times must we rehash these garbage players? I’m so sick of this team.

  • Ron

    He does not fill any need! He sucks from A to Z. Why is he even playing in MLB?

  • MikeBedlam

    CY can return on Friday.

    It really comes down to Nieuwenhuis (spelled it right in one shot, hah!) or MDD. At the MLB level Kirk has more experience, but I doubt you’d notice the difference between them on the field.

  • Ron

    MDD?

  • Opti-Mets-tic

    My prediction

    EYoung Jr -RF
    Murphy -2B
    Wright -3B
    Duda -LF
    Davis -1B
    d’Arnaud -C
    Niwenhuis -CF
    Tejada -SS
    Mejia -P

  • MyasDaddy

    Juan Lagares was primarily the only bright spot on this team the first 13 games. His energy was contagious to not only his team, but to us fans. We need him back ASAP.

  • MikeBedlam

    He actually has a homer against Arroyo in his career.

  • MikeBedlam

    Matt den Dekker

  • Bail4Nails

    I think it’s time they start lowering their demands for Ike Davis. He hit a game-winning Grand Slam last week, about the best thing you can possibly do as a Bench player, and nobody called. Are we just waiting and hoping a team loses their First Baseman? I don’t get it.

  • MikeBedlam

    I’m not sure if the knot in my stomach is for myself or for poor Mejia’s ERA.

  • trevordunn

    TC gets his wish. where is Mike Baxter when you need him, oh yea hes riding the bench for the Dodgers AAA team

  • everybodysbuddy

    Puello does fine in center. He’s only in right field because they have 3 center fielders in Vegas, and Puello has the strongest arm.

  • JerseyCityMetsFan

    Kirk bout to make Arroyo his bltch tonight

  • JerseyCityMetsFan

    Which is why he got hurt. We can’t have nice things

  • shouldaswung

    Yeah, that 100 run pace is something the Mets will NOT tolerate…

  • JerseyCityMetsFan

    They already made the lineup card.

    Lineup tonight is

    EY
    Murphy
    Wright
    Duda
    Brown
    Kirk
    Travis
    Tejada
    Meija

  • Fast Eddie

    Considering the turd sandwich the Mets have just been served, having Cap’n Kirk replace Lagares and sitting Granderson down for a couple of days in favor of Brown in RF are about the best we can hope for. Kirk gets two days to show us that he really belongs in the majors; then CY returns. Nieuwenhuis vs Brown for the role spare Mets OF. May the best man win.

    Q: Who was the genius who told Zach Wheeler to stop raising his arms above his head when he began his windup? Funny how Zach’s command improved immediately after he reinstated the arm lift.

    Veloz

  • shouldaswung

    TDA needs to make some noise…

  • Anthony

    Just discouraging he was a reason to watch.

  • Bail4Nails

    I actually like this Lineup for some reason. It just seems so much less Strike-outy.

  • Frank Francisco

    At age 26 with two underwhelming stints thus far with Lagares, Puello, Granderson, and some other new names in AA, This will likely be Kirk’s last chance to prove he can do anything legitimate in the majors before he is eternally blocked in favor of untested talent. Lets hope his survival instincts kick in and he gets it together this time.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    That .200avg and .280OBP and high K-rate has everyone impressed

  • Opti-Mets-tic

    Thank god. I thought for sure Duda would get put in left.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    You just described Eric Young jr

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    lol

  • metsfan79

    agreed 1000x

  • KennyandtheMets

    Instinct can only take you so far. I just don’t think that Kirk has the natural ability to square the ball up often enough. It is a very specific skill that very few have.

  • shouldaswung

    You mean .217 and .315, respectively, right? Because making up stats seems to point to a personal bias.

    Add in 7 for 7 in steals with the aforementioned 100 run pace, after a slow start, and there is no real indicator that EYJ should be in Vegas. At WORST he should be a valuable bench player.

    I agree with the high strikeout rate, to be fair, but EVERYONE on the team has one right now after facing some elite SO pitchers in Strasburg, G. Gonzalez, Cueto, and E. Santana.

  • BronxMets

    he has the ability to square up. Problem is he doesn’t have the ability to lay off an eye level outside fastball.

  • BCleveland3381

    Just found out Im off from work tomorrow. So instead of my alarm waking me up at 1:30 am, I get to stay up late and watch the Mets. Still not sure if the Mets is the better end of the deal or not.

  • E1Guapo

    I asked that question earlier and someone told me that he was stinking it up in Vegas. The numbers (albeit a small sample) seem to suggest that he’s not making good contact in AAA.

  • Sach

    Terry hasn’t posted the Mets line-up yet. That was just Rubin’s guess as to the line-up tonite.

  • Alberto Salebe

    go to the yankees

  • Alwayzamazin

    so long story short, Kirk is not a major league hitter?

  • Flatbush0460

    Can someone please update me on the severity of Lagares injury? I’ve seen nothing posted anywhere

  • Old School Mets Fan

    He’s sneakily starting to hit a little bit. 6 for his last 22 (nothing spectacular but .272 is better than .000) and a 3 game hitting streak. Hopefully he can build on it a little and pick it up.

  • CJM

    They had to amputate.

  • MikeBedlam

    I hate those 15-day amputations.

  • BCleveland3381

    He’ll probably add 75-80 SB with his new bionic leg.

  • jason bay

    adequate and then some by the standards of 1B in 2013. (,261/.337/.436)

  • BCleveland3381

    Agreed. I kind of hope even if he could be back in 2 or 3 days, they just put him on the 15 day DL. Lets make sure he’s back and 100%.

  • metsfan130

    Any chance Grandy plays tonight?

  • MikeBedlam

    Every time Ray Ramirez pops out of the dugout, the PA should play the theme from The Six Million Dollar Man.

  • Sach

    metsfan130- I seriously doubt it. In fact both Juan and Grandy might end up on the 15day DL with MDD coming up too. Terry said the Mets will find out about the status of both Juan and Grandy in about 1 hour. Grandy is not just sore but hurting.

  • Bail4Nails

    Adam Rubin reports: “Grandy at doctor now, just as stiff as last night”
    Also: “Terry committed to Duda at 1B, regardless of Outfield situation.”

  • Bail4Nails

    Awesome. Then maybe Terry will bat him Leadoff

  • KennyandtheMets

    Or an off speed pitch at his ankles.

  • Anthony

    Haven’t heard my guess is the tests are not back yet

  • KennyandtheMets

    To me, 15 day DL is a no brainer. You can’t mess around with hammys. You don’t want it to become more serious and/or chronic.

  • Taskmaster4450

    And who do you think should play CF until Fri?

  • Anthony

    Mad dogs show on mlb is pretty good

  • BCleveland3381

    If Lagares and Grandy go on the DL, Abreu will be called up. I don’t like the Abreu signing because of how terrible he is in the OF, but if you signed him, this is exactly what you signed him for.

  • NewYorkMammoths

    Here’s a joke for the old timers:

    Even Harry Lorayne wouldn’t recall Josh Edgin.

  • Anthony

    Agreed but I don’t want to see him

  • wilponzi

    EYJ is a bench player at best. Who cares about steals if he can’t get on base (especially in the lead off spot)? The difference between him and the others who are struggling is the rest have a somewhat reputable track record, are cheap, or one of Terrys guys. EYJ should be in AAA or benched when we have Lagares, Grandy, CY, Brown and Nieuwenhuis (them and EYJ should battle out for 4th outfielder IMO, without the Terry factor in mind)

  • wilponzi

    I have always been a fan of Kirk, I hope he does well

  • E1Guapo

    Well for an (ahem) lasting more than 4 hours, one must see a doctor.

  • MyasDaddy

    Why does God, Jehovah, Allah, Buddha etc. always punish us? What did we ever do?

  • MyasDaddy

    IT IS F’N SNOWING HERE!!! WTF!

  • Out of place Mets fan

    Actually i think he would be s fine #5 OF, unfortunately y he Mets have a half dozen of those including their starting LF

  • KMO82

    There was a tweet that Grandy will avoid DL then it disappeared.

  • E1Guapo

    More like a sound bite from the Simpsons’ Dr. Nick “Hiii everybahdy”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Nick

  • MyasDaddy

    OT: Is anyone a True Mets fans member on facebook?

  • shouldaswung

    EYJ had a career .325 OBP coming into this season, and only had one full season on his resume, 2013. He had ups and downs (in 2013) as he led the league in steals, scored 70 runs for anemic offenses, and split time between two clubs.

    If Lagares deserves a chance, so does EYJ, and even more so, especially at leadoff.

    By the way, why fixate on the steals aspect of my post? Do you not care about RUNS?

    EYJ has a somewhat reputable track record, he is cheap, and he is one of “Terry’s guys” (supposedly).

    EYJ should be vying for a starting spot, and placed on the bench as a valuable fill in if he plays poorly, after about 40 games, not 13.

  • jason bay

    EYJ could be a decent enough book mark in the interim and he brings a dimension we don’t have a lot of but it’ll nice when we get some good young all around players up here.

    Hopefully Lagares and Puello are 2/3rds and Granderson and two others step up.

  • BronxMets

    I don’t think he was in the past but who knows maybe he woke the F up.

  • Rocky Thompson

    Good to see Cecchini showing some power.

  • Alwayzamazin

    hope so! but how any of them have any confidence is beyond me

  • skiplockweird

    Nimmo, double A this year, Citifield next July!

  • skiplockweird

    With Grandy not hitting, put him on the DL and take away the excuse. Bring up Abreu, see if he can still do it.

  • skiplockweird

    Me too, I would prefer him to Brown as an extra OF

  • skiplockweird

    it’s because buddy didn’t slide in that game against the A’s in 73

  • jdon48

    not good. hamstrings are usually a month, at least.

  • charlie

    He wont start, he will be used as a pinch hitter

  • oh well, blessing in disguise as far as Grandy is concerned. Maybe a few days off will get his head cleared and he’ll come back ready to go

  • sunzabtchs

    good, now we dont have to see his dumb cleats

  • shouldaswung

    I agree, JB. I’m hoping next year’s outfield will be Puello in RF, Lagares in CF, and Granderson in LF. EYJ will be a nice OF option off the bench to go with a power corner OF bench bat.

  • $14435385

    September cup of coffee maybe. July won’t happen.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Three players combined. hahaha.

  • coyote521

    Better to see a nurse, I think.

  • Agee’s Catch

    It looked a lot better with Brown in it.

    ARe you a Jim Croce fan?

  • skiplockweird

    Dude, take a pill, put down the stat book, and enjoy the ride!

  • mytoemytoe

    I’m the 12th vote, which seems apropos of something. Small sample size notwithstanding, Juan is going to be an important part of our team for a long time, hopefully.

  • #hashtag

    Get well quick Juan and don’t let the coaching staff get into your head and undermine your confidence while you are on the mend!

  • good to hear but you’re no doctor, Don Juan. Take it easy and come back 100%

  • KennyandtheMets

    12th vote?

  • Name

    MLB.com says 15 day DL, “Possibly early May.”
    In other news, it also says Mejia will be back on April 21.

  • Mario Gonzalez

    What trainer did he talk to? Ray Ray?!??!?!?

  • This is a massive blow for Lagares. I think the team can be just fine without him. But his hot start gifted him the opportunity to claim CF for the next decade. This injury, coupled with CY $7.25MM coming back, Granderson hitting (something, anything, ever??), and TC getting to see more of his “leadoff hitter” EYJ means the kid is firmly entrenched in a rotation when he returns…barring injury of course.

  • jason bay

    Chago has made some very relevant points.

    Take them or leave them but don’t try to tell him what to write.

  • Peter S

    Not to worry…we have two more weeks to figure it out. By then who knows.

  • jason bay

    I wouldn’t speak in absolutes about what will happen when Lagares returns. Somehow I doubt we’ll have all four of them at the same time for more than a 3 week stretch.

  • jason bay

    Good to see old friends Nick Evans and Mike Jacobs in the D-bags AAA affiliate.

    Man has Towers killed that team or what?

  • Andrew Herbst

    I’m hoping that Lagares can come back in 2 weeks, but I think it will take 3-4 weeks for him to come back.

  • KennyandtheMets

    I hope they are very careful with him. You don’t want this thing to linger or worsen over the season. I love watching him play, but I am willing to wait until they are 200% sure he is ready.

  • KennyandtheMets

    Well…this IS our Metsies. How likely is it that all of these guys stay healthy?

  • KennyandtheMets

    I BETTER not hear the words “BOOT” and Lagares in the same sentence!!

  • skiplockweird

    Take it easy Skippy. No one asked Chago to rain on my parade. And no one told him what to write. I have seen enough flops in the outfield in my time…billy bean..Stan Jefferson..terry blocker..as well as the ones that got away Amos Otis, Kenny singleton, Paul Blair. I make no apologies for getting excited now that the worm is turning. The chats are for everyone, not just a select few. Feel free to ignore me in the future, and take Chaco with you.

  • KennyandtheMets

    If Lagares comes back and continues to get on base, there is no reason to keep EYJR in the lead off spot. The OF defense of CY, Lagares, and Granderson is tremendous. EY is a solid bench guy, but his offense and defense are both inferior to the other 3. When everyone is healthy, EY belongs on the bench.

  • jason bay

    Fruitcake,

    I am excited by Nimmo’s good start just like I was for him last year but he won’t be in Citi Field next July you can bank on it.

    Rushing young prospects does nothing for anyone or don’t you remember Tejada, Fern, Milledge and Gomez?

    One can point out some things that indicate a need for patience without it being “rain on your parade.”

    Pay attention, you might learn something.

  • Andrew Herbst

    I agree. I hope they are careful with him also. You don’t want to rush him back too quickly until he is fully healthy.

  • skiplockweird

    Will do, didn’t realize I was dealing with grammar school students. Now ignore my posts, it’s past your bed time.

  • BarnRat

    Can’t help myself, aren’t you Skippy?

  • jason bay

    LOL

  • skiplockweird

    You are wise beyond your years, well done!

  • BarnRat

    I wish 🙂

  • Mike Lloyd

    Don’t worry TC will make sure he doesn’t come back too soon or get too much playing time upon his return.

  • Mike Lloyd

    Amen. Temper the enthusiasm-AA pitching is a big difference from high A as well

  • Jgreen

    Please don’t rush Juan!! We will need you for lots and lots of coming years!

  • TC’s talking head

    Gotta agree with u there kenny

  • TC’s talking head

    Juan was looking like an all-star b4 he got hurt. Hopefully his hammy gets back to 100%

  • I want to believe you, but this is putting too much stock in too many Mets higher-ups, and I find that too hard to do.

  • Fair enough.

  • With their recent injury or ineffectiveness histories, you just may be right.

  • One of the many great reasons to love baseball, these things tend to work themselves out – well unless it’s our Mets.

  • lareplus

    Don’t let the injured player decide when he’s coming back. . .he’s too valuable, let the doctor decide. I love his competitive spirit and that of Mejia as well, but nope. . .save them until they are really ready!

  • Out of place Mets fan

    I would tend to agree, but I also have more faith in the bullpen then I do Mets doctors

  • Peter S

    I hope EY keeps this up. But as of a week ago, he was hitting under .200. Despite his hot road trip, he is still only hitting .255. Something tells me that in a couple of weeks, the OF will work itself out.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    But JB, are you asking people to wait to see what happens and then react rather than react to some imagined and predicted slight that hasn’t happened yet? Come on now. That would be ridiculous. That would like going back in time and telling all the people who spent the spring attacking Sandy and TC for the decision to break camp with Dice K over Mejia to let the competition play out and wait and see who gets the nod. Ridiculous!!

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Well sure, because he didn’t get much regular playing time the second half of least year, and his starts so far this year have been minimal and sporadic.

    And can you imagine if EYJ stays in the rotation and gets starts every now and then? Man that guy is killing this team. Just destroying our ability to score runs.

    That TC, always looking out for his own interests instead of caring about winning ballgames. Drives me up a wall.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    Grandy’s wife smiled at this.

  • Fred and Jeff’s Bank

    Can the Mets just put this issue to bed about Lagares??? Upon his return put him in centerfield and just leave him there.

  • RyanF55

    Just be patient with the kid…everyone wants to see him back and he of course would rush himself back because he’s a player that doesn’t know any better. The Mets better make sure that hamstring is as good to go as possible before sending him back out there. The way Kirk has played in 2 games and with CY coming up, they can hold down the fort. Just make sure he’s healthy before he comes back up for the love of god.

  • gameball

    I can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic, sardonic, facetious, or merely ironic.

  • gameball

    There are degrees of severity to a pulled hamstring. When you see a player grimace in pain and hop around on one foot waiting to be helped off the field, you know it’s a 60-day DL stint. Lagares wasn’t that kind of hurt—I’m hoping he’s more or less OK and that the two weeks is a precaution.

  • seldomused

    Noted doctor, Juan Lagares. The sad thing is that he probably has more medical training than our own training staff.

  • jason bay

    Yeah SFS,

    I guess with the history of these prognosticators success rate being about 1% we should defer to them and their crystal balls to fill us in on how the rest of the season will go.

    LOL

  • schadenfreudianslip

    I am subtle that way, aren’t I?

  • Mike Lloyd

    And, can you imagine Lagares, when he comes back getting 2-3 games off per week? He doesn’t deserve to be a starter anyway-he does nothing-it doesn’t matter that the manager is enamored with a hot player who prior to his recent hot streak was a strikeout waiting to happen, has exactly 1 plus tool, an historically pedestrian OBP, was DFA’d by his original organization and up until 3 games ago couldn’t make contact- imagine trying to build an outfield around a player universally lauded for his superior defense and who historically after adjusting to the next level shows massive improvement.

  • Sounds about right.

  • LongTimeFan1

    Just stop with the historically pedestrian OBP nonsense.

    EY had .388 OBP in the minors,

    .342 and .377 in the majors in 2011 and 2012,

    On this 9 Game road trip – .333/.442/.389/.831,

    9 steals and 12 runs

    .344 OBP for the season after slow start.

    .

  • Mike Lloyd

    As a part time player who played sporadically and was put in the best position to succeed in ’11 and ’12 when he was in a hitters’ park and had 372 total at-bats? The same ’11 season when he was -0.3 WAR player. Or, last year when Colorado DFA’D him after his -1.5 WAR? Or Lagares who had a 3.5 WAR in a bad offensive season. I got ya…where were your arguments 10 days ago? So by your argument, he should be starting everyday, relegating Lagares- when he returns-to be what? A late inning defensive replacement? And why do you think Colorado DFA’d him? Because he’s a nearly negative level replacement player. Lol. He’s a 4th OF.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    more than likely the only reason they sent dice k to AAA was because they saw the results of the last Metsblog poll that asked who would be a better choice.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    i know female doctors and male nurses…so ….