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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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Alderson Says Lagares Will Be In Center When Spring Games Begin

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Lagares Will Be In Center When Spring Games Begin

Sandy Alderson, who was a guest of Mike Francesa on on Tuesday, said Mets center fielder Juan Lagares will be in center field when he was asked to clear up this whole center field confusion. He told Francesa that Chris Young was promised some at-bats early in the season to show he can hit righthanded pitching and […]

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Mets Had One Of The Best Under The Radar Offseasons

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Had One Of The Best Under The Radar Offseasons

Mike Petriello of ESPN (Insider Subscription) writes that the Mets had one of the best under-the-radar offseasons by signing Curtis Granderson and Chris Young to upgrade their outfield defense. For most of the first third of 2013, he writes, the corner outfielders in New York were Lucas Duda in left and Marlon Byrd in right, flanking a rotating combination of Rick Ankiel, Collin Cowgill, Jordany Valdespin and Kirk […]

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MMO Roundtable: Chris Young or Juan Lagares?

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: Chris Young or Juan Lagares?

On Tuesday, Sandy Alderson strongly suggested that Curtis Granderson would be the only outfielder assured of an everyday job to start the season. He also stated to us that newly acquired Chris Young was promised playing time although it wasn’t clear how many at-bats that meant or whether that playing time would come in right or […]

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It Would Be A Mistake If Lagares Is The Odd Man Out

An article by posted on December 12, 2013 0 Comments
It Would Be A Mistake If Lagares Is The Odd Man Out

It’s something that is asked of me more and more in the last three weeks; will Juan Lagares lose any playing time or even his starting job in center field in light of the Mets new outfield additions? I’d always thought there was no chance that anyone would supplant Lagares in center, but I began […]

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Will Juan Lagares Lose Playing Time In Center Field To Chris Young?

An article by posted on November 27, 2013 0 Comments
Will Juan Lagares Lose Playing Time In Center Field To Chris Young?

Will Juan Lagares lose time in center field to Chris Young? Check out this post by Mike Kerwick of The Record who writes that newly acquired Chris Young has a list of three expectations that he shared with reporters yesterday. He wants substantial playing time. He wants that playing time to be in center field. […]

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Mets Don’t Love Mark Trumbo

An article by posted on November 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Don’t Love Mark Trumbo

I don’t know about most of you, but a few of us on MMO let out a collective sigh of relief when we read the following from Andy Martino of the Daily News: The Mets don’t love Mark Trumbo and they’ve never shown any interest in Peter Bourjos. I see Trumbo as an Ike Davis […]

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