Tag: center field

The True Value of Juan Lagares

An article by posted on August 16, 2014 0 Comments
The True Value of Juan Lagares

As the New York Mets near the end of their ongoing rebuilding process, it’s time for Sandy Alderson to re-evaluate the entire team and see who can help the team on a day to day basis over the next few years. Once that task is completed, it’s time for the front office to work to […]

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Lagares’ Rehab Takes Him To Binghamton

An article by posted on June 24, 2014 0 Comments
Lagares’ Rehab Takes Him To Binghamton

Juan Lagares, returning from an oblique injury, got his rehab off to a roaring start at NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton on Monday.  Lagares showed no ill effects from his muscle strain, and reached base safely the first three times he stepped into the batter’s box.  Lagares hit at the top of the B-Mets order, drawing […]

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Flores Slams His Way Back Into The Mets’ Shortstop Controversy

An article by posted on June 3, 2014 0 Comments
Flores Slams His Way Back Into The Mets’ Shortstop Controversy

Wilmer Flores has been the odd man out ever since Ruben Tejada started to play better baseball again, and even though Flores has been relegated to the backup role, he still finds ways to make his presence known in the lineup, as he did on Monday night in Philadelphia. With the Mets already up 5-0 in the top […]

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Positional OPS Rankings Reveal A Poorly Conceived Roster

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
Positional OPS Rankings Reveal A Poorly Conceived Roster

With more than a quarter of the season now in the books, here is where the Mets rank in one of the metrics that the front office often cites as one of the measures of production they look at. MLB On-Base Plus Slugging Catcher:   .620 OPS – 25th First Base:  .695 OPS – 24th Second […]

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Lagares To Return Tomorrow, Won’t Go On Bereavement List

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Lagares To Return Tomorrow, Won’t Go On Bereavement List

May 20 Sandy Alderson told reporters at Citi Field that Juan Lagares is expected back from the DR on Wednesday and that he will not be placed on the bereavement list. Lagares traveled to the Dominican Republic late Sunday night, while mourning the death of a family member, team officials told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The […]

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Eric Young Jr. Takes the High Road

An article by posted on May 2, 2014 0 Comments
Eric Young Jr. Takes the High Road

With Juan Lagares batting leadoff and playing in center field for a second straight game on Friday night against the Rockies, Eric Young Jr. finds himself on the bench again. “He brought us all in yesterday and said he’s going to do a rotation — some days some guys will be in there, some days […]

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Lagares Rips Two Doubles In His Return

An article by posted on May 2, 2014 0 Comments
Lagares Rips Two Doubles In His Return

Juan Lagares returned to the Mets lineup on Thursday night after a stint on the 15 day disabled list, and didn’t skip a beat. While batting leadoff, Lagares connected for two doubles and drove in the first Mets run of the game, while displaying his customary spectacular defense in center field. Lagares lifted his batting […]

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Enjoy Final Days of the Terry Collins Leadoff Experiment

An article by posted on April 14, 2014 0 Comments
Enjoy Final Days of the Terry Collins Leadoff Experiment

One of the things you have to love about baseball, and it’s something I’ve grown to appreciate as I’ve gotten older, is how often the game will reverse what was essentially a bad decision to begin with. While an imperfect game at its heart, baseball has this beautiful course-correcting nature about it, and given enough […]

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How Much Does Lagares Have To Hit To Keep Starting Job?

An article by posted on March 26, 2014 0 Comments
How Much Does Lagares Have To Hit To Keep Starting Job?

It looks like Sandy Alderson may have inadvertently hinted that Juan Lagares will get a chance to be the everyday center fielder to begin the season when talking to reporters on Tuesday. “I think everybody would probably agree he’s our best outfielder, he’s our best center fielder,” Alderson said about Lagares. “But he’s going to […]

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Chris Young Wants To Play Center

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young Wants To Play Center

Chris Young met with the Media on Monday and Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that CY is receptive to playing anywhere in the outfield, but his clear preference remains center field. “I understood the situation coming in, but I let the team know center field was where I’m most comfortable.” Young continued, “I made that […]

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