Tag: Juan Lagares

Three Potential Breakout Hitters for Mets in 2014

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Three Potential Breakout Hitters for Mets in 2014

Juan Lagares ‘Don Juan’ Lagares quickly stole the hearts of many Mets fans last season with his spectacular play in the outfield.  He makes tough plays look routine and impossible plays a reality.  Unfortunately, defense isn’t everything in baseball and with the exception of a scorching hot July, Lagares struggled mightily with the bat. In […]

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Flashback: Prospect Pulse On Outfielder Juan Lagares

An article by posted on January 2, 2014 0 Comments
Flashback: Prospect Pulse On Outfielder Juan Lagares

I thought it would be cool to look back at one of my very first Prospect Pulse pieces that I did here on MMO from about a year ago. It was on the Mets’ current centerfielder Juan Lagares. I remember when I first wrote this, I didn’t think Lagares had a shot at getting to the big leagues until […]

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Which Player Will Have A Breakthrough Season For The Mets In 2014?

An article by posted on January 2, 2014 0 Comments
Which Player Will Have A Breakthrough Season For The Mets In 2014?

“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” ― Carl Reiner Looks like we’ve got a helluva blizzard heading our way. I saw a couple of flurries when I went out to grab some coffee and a bagel this morning, and I’m hearing we’ll get anywhere between […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Juan Lagares vs Eric Young Jr.

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Juan Lagares vs Eric Young Jr.

An MMO Fan Shot by Michael Mandelkern Juan Lagares and Eric Young Jr. will be competing for a starting outfield role with the New York Mets in Spring Training. Young has been a bench player throughout his career and is likely nothing more. Lagares could be a gem and playing him everyday is the only […]

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Yankees Say They Are Out On Stephen Drew

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 1 Comment
Yankees Say They Are Out On Stephen Drew

Updated 12/31 Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said his team will not sign free agent shortstop Stephen Drew, according to Peter Gammons. The Red Sox and Mets are still the only teams with reported interest for Drew. But Gammons talks about a potential “pillow contract” which means a one-year deal to go back to Boston and […]

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Ricciardi: Tejada Is Going To Be A Better Player

An article by posted on December 27, 2013 0 Comments
Ricciardi: Tejada Is Going To Be A Better Player

Appearing on the ‘€˜Hot Stove Show’€™ with Rob Bradford and John McDonald on Thursday night, Mets special assistant J.P. Ricciardi said his team is happy with heading into the 2014 with Ruben Tejada as their shortstop. œHe’€™s a young player…a lot of them don’€™t realize what it takes to play every day. I think in Ruben’€™s case…he’€™s starting to realize that he has to […]

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MMO Mailbag: Can Puello Challenge For A Spot In The Outfield?

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Can Puello Challenge For A Spot In The Outfield?

Hitman asks… Should the Mets fail to acquire another power bat in the OF, what are the chances of Cesar Puello challenging (and winning) a spot come Spring Training? For now, lets say that the Mets retain Ike Davis. Should Davis get his head on straight, I believe another slugger around Davis like Puello in […]

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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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Alderson Says There Will Be Some ‘Variation’ In 2014 Outfield Configuration

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says There Will Be Some ‘Variation’ In 2014 Outfield Configuration

With Curtis Granderson and Chris Young entering the mix, a logjam has emerged in the Mets 2014 outfield plans as several talented players will now look to fill a limited number of starting positions. Responding to a question posed by Steve Keane of Kranepool Society at Citi Field on Tuesday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson shed […]

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It’s 50/50 That Lagares or Flores Make Team Out Of Spring Training

An article by posted on December 14, 2013 0 Comments
It’s 50/50 That Lagares or Flores Make Team Out Of Spring Training

I find it so strange that two of the team’s top MLB-ready position prospects – Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares – are also the two players who stand to lose significant playing time in 2014, according to statements made by the front office and just the buzz we heard in Orlando. Both players have done […]

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Mets Still Have A Lead-off Dillema

An article by posted on December 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Still Have A Lead-off Dillema

The way things currently stand, the New York Mets don’t have a leadoff hitter. They tried nine last season before settling on Eric Young. The signing of Curtis Granderson sends Young to the bench, that is, unless the Mets trade Daniel Murphy and move Young to second base. However, the Mets are asking a lot for Murphy, so there’s nothing […]

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