Tag: Juan Lagares

Spectacular Lagares Leaping Catch Denies Franco Three-Run Homer

An article by posted on April 20, 2016 0 Comments
Spectacular Lagares Leaping Catch Denies Franco Three-Run Homer

If you needed any further evidence that the 2014 Gold Glove version of Juan Lagares was alive and well, last night’s home run-robbing catch against the Phillies may provide all the proof you’ll need. Lagares showed his vintage defensive form, leaping to snare a long drive by Maikel Franco and robbing him of a three-run […]

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Silver Linings From Mets’ Opening Night Loss

An article by posted on April 5, 2016 0 Comments
Silver Linings From Mets’ Opening Night Loss

Opening Day 2016 didn’t get off to the start that Met fans were hoping for. That’s probably the biggest understatement I could make. And while the Mets did show some late life in the top of the eighth inning, they couldn’t drive in the tying run, and lost to the Kansas City Royals 4-3. Fans […]

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Logic Prevails As Cespedes and Lagares Will Split Time In Center

An article by posted on March 31, 2016 0 Comments
Logic Prevails As Cespedes and Lagares Will Split Time In Center

Throughout spring training, Terry Collins has tinkered with the idea of having Yoenis Cespedes spend all of his playing time in Center Field. And even when Juan Lagares was in the lineup, he would be set in left field. That was put to an end on Tuesday. “The manager spoke with me this morning and […]

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Yoenis Cespedes And The Center Field Questions

An article by posted on March 28, 2016 0 Comments
Yoenis Cespedes And The Center Field Questions

You love him. You hate him. He can carry a team. He can make a costly error to lose the game. He can leave you with your jaw hanging low. He can make you use profanity that you never knew you had inside of you. When the Mets signed outfielder Yoenis Cespedes in the offseason, […]

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Cespedes Says He’d Prefer To Play In Left Field

An article by posted on March 10, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes Says He’d Prefer To Play In Left Field

It was interesting to read how Yoenis Cespedes responded when Marly Rivera of ESPN asked him if he was happy playing center field for the Mets. “If I had the choice, I would stay in left field. But I will play where the team needs me. If they want me to play center field, I’ll play […]

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Despite Limited Role, De Aza Hopes To Improve On Last Season’s Numbers

An article by posted on February 27, 2016 0 Comments
Despite Limited Role, De Aza Hopes To Improve On Last Season’s Numbers

(Photo: New York Mets) The New York Mets signed outfielder Alejandro De Aza to a one year worth a guaranteed $5.75 million back in December. At the time, it appeared the Mets were no longer pursuing Yoenis Cespedes and that De Aza would give the team a versatile platoon partner for Juan Lagares at center field […]

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Rejuvenated Lagares Is Ready For 2016 Campaign

An article by posted on February 25, 2016 0 Comments
Rejuvenated Lagares Is Ready For 2016 Campaign

In just one season, Juan Lagares went from the Mets’ starting center fielder and 2014 Gold Glove winner to a platoon player who struggled through injuries that may have inhibited his ability to have the same strong arm he had shown once before. Marc Carig of Newsday spoke with Lagares about his preparation for the […]

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Texas Rangers Are Monitoring Alejandro De Aza

An article by posted on February 17, 2016 0 Comments
Texas Rangers Are Monitoring Alejandro De Aza

Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports reports that the Texas Rangers are keeping tabs on New York Mets outfielder Alejandro De Aza. With Josh Hamilton currently dealing with injuries, the Rangers are also maintaining contact with remaining free agent outfielders David Murphy and Will Venable. Hamilton, 35,  is dealing with inflammation in his surgically repaired left knee, and hasn’t played […]

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Mets 2016 Payroll Projects To $139 Million

An article by posted on January 26, 2016 0 Comments
Mets 2016 Payroll Projects To $139 Million

Here is the most current Opening Day payroll projection for 2016. Guaranteed Contracts ($120.125 Million) Yoenis Cespedes – $27.5 Million David Wright - $20.0 Million Curtis Granderson - $16.0 Million Asdrubal Cabrera – $8.25 Million Bartolo Colon – $7.25 Million Lucas Duda - $6.725 Million Alejandro De Aza - $5.75 Million Antonio Bastardo – $5.375 Million Addison Reed – $5.3 Million Matt […]

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Mets Opening Day Payroll Currently At $108 Million

An article by posted on January 18, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Opening Day Payroll Currently At $108 Million

With the New York Mets recently reaching pre-arbitration settlements with five of their eligible players, and the addition of free agent Alejandro De Aza to a one year deal worth $5.75 million dollars, here is the most current Opening Day payroll projection for 2016. Guaranteed Contracts ($78.05 Million) David Wright – $20.0 Million Curtis Granderson – […]

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