Tag: Juan Lagares

Are Mets Capable of a 40 WAR Season and Going to the Playoffs?

An article by posted on February 17, 2015 0 Comments
Are Mets Capable of a 40 WAR Season and Going to the Playoffs?

Mark Simon of ESPN,  took to GM Sandy Alderson’s “10 win” comments from earlier this month and decided to measure that improvement in WAR.  After compiling a total of 29.6 WAR last year (ESPN WAR not FanGraphs), a 10 win improvement would put the Mets a shade under an overall total of 40.  According to Simon,”nine teams […]

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That’s The Signpost Up Ahead, Your Next Stop, The Manfred Zone

An article by posted on February 8, 2015 0 Comments
That’s The Signpost Up Ahead, Your Next Stop, The Manfred Zone

The date is Tuesday, October 6, 2015 and we made it. Finally. After 8 draining tedious seasons, the Mets have returned to the post-season. 90 wins netted us the second wildcard spot. In order to face St. Louis in the LDS and avenge 2006 all we must do is win a one-game wild card elimination. […]

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Is Confidence in the 2015 Mets Justified?

An article by posted on January 12, 2015 0 Comments
Is Confidence in the 2015 Mets Justified?

I like to think I stay on top of the news and opinions when it comes to the Mets. Besides for checking online newspapers daily I read at least three popular Mets blogs and follow on Twitter dozens of people who discuss the team. On balance there seems to be a lot of optimism regarding […]

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I Wouldn’t Trade Our Roster With Any Other Team In The NL East

An article by posted on January 10, 2015 0 Comments
I Wouldn’t Trade Our Roster With Any Other Team In The NL East

I was going through some old posts from a couple of years ago looking for something I once had written about Juan Lagares when I came across this photo. It was taken by a Mets staffer during a flight and posted on Mets.com, and I used it in a post that said, “the Mets future […]

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Alderson Shifts Gears, Now Looks To Free Agency For Shortstop

An article by posted on December 9, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Shifts Gears, Now Looks To Free Agency For Shortstop

Speaking with reporters at the Winter Meetings, Sandy Alderson shifted gears again and now says it’s more likely the Mets acquire a shortstop upgrade via free agency, rather than the original plan which was to execute a trade using the Mets’ pitching depth. This certainly changes a lot for the team, who had several high end, […]

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The Leadoff Problem Persists For The Mets

An article by posted on December 4, 2014 0 Comments
The Leadoff Problem Persists For The Mets

The next Lenny Dykstra? Not quite… Question: What do Andres Torres, Collin Cowgill and Eric Young Jr. all have in common? Answer: Aside from all three having been released by the Mets, they each opened the season as the Mets official leadoff hitter in the last three years. It’s going on four years since Jose […]

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Juan Lagares Earns His First NL Gold Glove

An article by posted on November 4, 2014 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Earns His First NL Gold Glove

JUAN LAGARES IS GOLDEN!!! Put it in the books… Major League Baseball and Rawlings announced tonight that Mets centerfielder Juan Lagares earned his first career Rawlings Gold Glove. Lagares finished second among major league outfielders with 28 defensive runs saved, despite playing 372.0 fewer innings than leader Jason Heyward, who had 32. He had six […]

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Fielding Bible Awards: Juan Lagares Named Best Center Fielder In MLB

An article by posted on October 30, 2014 0 Comments
Fielding Bible Awards: Juan Lagares Named Best Center Fielder In MLB

Juan Lagares has been named the top defensive center fielder in the majors for the 2014 season by The Fielding Bible Awards. “His throwing arm in center field is superb and deeply respected by baserunners,” said John Dewan. “He had six Outfield Arm Runs Saved in 2014. But it’s his ability to cover ground that […]

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2014 Free Agent Review: The Long Term Deals (Part 1 of 3)

An article by posted on October 22, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Free Agent Review: The Long Term Deals (Part 1 of 3)

Baseball is a game that is constantly evolving and the team’s that successfully navigate the natural growth of the sport are identifying their strengths and maximizing the results.  The traditional format of growing pitching and buying bats is transitioning into an all organic format.   The majority of playoff quality teams are rounding out their lineups of homegrown […]

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How Valuable Is Juan Lagares?

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
How Valuable Is Juan Lagares?

Mark Simon of ESPN New York, does a very nice job of analyzing the first full season of center fielder Juan Lagares, who he says was arguably the Mets’ most valuable player or at the very least one of their top three. I agree. Offensively, Lagares’ progression was a product of two things: increasing his […]

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