Tag: Juan Lagares

Juan Lagares Is Gold Glove Finalist

An article by posted on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Is Gold Glove Finalist

Update (October 23rd, 2:00 PM) According to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, Juan Lagares has been named one of the three finalists for the National League Gold Glove Award in center-field. The other two finalists are Billy Hamilton and Denard Span. The award, which is based on both input from managers and fielding metrics will be announced […]

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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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3 Up, 3 Down: Hot Hand Luke

An article by posted on September 29, 2014 0 Comments
3 Up, 3 Down: Hot Hand Luke

The New York Mets wrapped up their 2014 campaign at Citi Field yesterday, taking two out of three from the Houston Astros to finish 79-83 on the year. The Amazins’ concluded their final two games with authority as they head into a highly anticipated offseason. Below are the series takeaways in this edition of 3 […]

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Juan Lagares, Dilson Herrera, Vic Black Done For The Season

An article by posted on September 23, 2014 0 Comments
Juan Lagares, Dilson Herrera, Vic Black Done For The Season

Update (September 23rd, 2014) Terry Collins announced on Tuesday evening that while Juan Lagares won’t need surgery, he is done for the season. He added that Dilson Herrera and Vic Black are also done for the year and earlier in the day it was announced that Jacob deGrom would not make his final start of […]

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3 Up, 3 Down: Another NL East Rivalry Lives On

An article by posted on September 18, 2014 0 Comments
3 Up, 3 Down: Another NL East Rivalry Lives On

Perhaps not as intense as the Mets and Nationals rivalry looks to be in coming years, but the Miami Marlins have played hard fought games against New York all season and like the Mets, they’re a squad that is centered around young talent and a low payroll.  The fish kept finding ways to get hits […]

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3 Up 3 Down: Playoffs? Nat Happening.

An article by posted on September 15, 2014 0 Comments
3 Up 3 Down: Playoffs?  Nat Happening.

Yesterday, the Mets wrapped up a 4 game series against their division rival, the Washington Nationals.  Prior to the start of Thursday’s series opener at Citi Field, the Mets were 7-2 in the month of September and on the back end discussions of the wild card race.  This matchup confirmed two things, the Mets are not […]

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3 Up, 3 Down: The Grandy Man Can

An article by posted on September 8, 2014 0 Comments
3 Up, 3 Down: The Grandy Man Can

Let’s take a brief look at some of this weekend’s highs and lows in this edition of 3 & 3. 3 Up 1. Curtis Granderson needed to turn in a great series and that is exactly what happened this weekend. The veteran right fielder went 5-for-12 (.417 Average) with a double, two home runs, six […]

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3 Up, 3 Down: The Kids Are Alright

An article by posted on September 4, 2014 0 Comments
3 Up, 3 Down: The Kids Are Alright

The Mets finished up their three game set against the Marlins with a 2-1 series victory last night. New York has an interesting parallel with their division rivals from Miami, in that both organizations have dwelled at the bottom of the NL East cellar for many years now, but through those years they also stockpiled […]

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Keep Murphy As Super Utility Player?

An article by posted on September 2, 2014 0 Comments
Keep Murphy As Super Utility Player?

Wait, what? That’s exactly what Joel Sherman of the New York Post suggests the Mets do with Daniel Murphy next season. The Mets should pay Murphy roughly $8 million to be a utility man next year, or really a super-utility man. Their defenseless version of Ben Zobrist. His reasoning is that a team that already struggles […]

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