Tag: Juan Lagares

Mets Matters: What Should Eric Young’s Role Be This Season?

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Matters: What Should Eric Young’s Role Be This Season?

(Updated 2/12) Eric Young Jr. arrived for his first day at the Mets’ complex this spring wearing a new workout shirt, writes Kristie Ackert of the Daily News. In appropriate blue and orange, it had “Speed Swag” emblazoned across his chest. Young spoke to reporters and in a short statement made clear that he doesn’t care where […]

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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 Pitching Is The Key To Beating Preseason Projections

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Pitching Is The Key To Beating Preseason Projections

Even if it´s tough to believe for Mets fans, the reason for rather modest projections for 2014 is the lack of trust that analysts have in the – mostly unproven – Mets pitching staff. The Fangraphs ZiPS projection is a good indicator for that. The entire projected opening day pitching staff (i.e. rotation of Niese […]

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Eric Young Says His Favorite Position To Play Is Leadoff

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 0 Comments
Eric Young Says His Favorite Position To Play Is Leadoff

The Mets posted a short video of Eric Young, Jr today who said that his favorite position to play is leadoff. While not exactly a position, his point was that he’ll play wherever the Mets ask him to as long as it’s everyday and he’s batting first in the batting order. Terry Collins said Monday that […]

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There’s A Chance Mets Could Ship Lagares To The Minors

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
There’s A Chance Mets Could Ship Lagares To The Minors

I’ve been speculating about the possibility that Juan Lagares could end up getting squeezed out of an outfield spot as soon as I gave the Chris Young signing and his comments about playing center field some time to register. My suspicions were further fueled by the ongoing buzz from the team and the rumor mill […]

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Hits & Misses: Mets Going Dutch, Still Searching For Reyes’ Replacement

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Mets Going Dutch, Still Searching For Reyes’ Replacement

On Saturday, we posted something about the article in the New York Times by Tim Rohan about some of the Mets players that were going to the strength and conditioning camp in Michigan run by Mets adviser, Mike Barwis. The training program was voluntary, but it was the Mets who suggested to Ruben Tejada and […]

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Wilmer Flores Looks Ready For Battle

An article by posted on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Looks Ready For Battle

We’ve all heard the jokes about the Mets sending Ruben Tejada, Wilmer Flores and Lucas Duda to do some offseason training this Winter, AKA Fat Camp. However, the truth is that the placed is a state of the art facility that gets their athletes stronger, faster and more focused on their physical performance. Tim Rohan […]

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Lagares May Be The Odd Man Out

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Lagares May Be The Odd Man Out

The news coming out of Flushing the past couple of days is starting to point to what may be a difficult pill for many Mets fans to swallow—Juan Lagares is starting to look like the odd man out in the Mets outfield in 2014. For whatever reason, Terry Collins seems happy heading into 2014 with Eric Young […]

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Collins: Eric Young Jr Is The Leading Leadoff Candidate

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Collins: Eric Young Jr Is The Leading Leadoff Candidate

Terry Collins believes that Eric Young Jr. is his primary suitor for the leadoff position in the batting order say Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. The question, as Rubin also highlights, is how exactly the Mets will get Young into the lineup. The signings of Curtis Granderson and Chris Young have created a bit of a […]

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Juan Lagares, The Center Of Attraction

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Juan Lagares, The Center Of Attraction

As if you needed any further proof of the exciting promise and the great things to come from Juan Lagares in 2014, I present you with this video acknowledgment of the aforementioned. I bestow a hearty hat tip to Ryan for emailing it to me. What an amazing compilation showcasing Lagares’ emerging power, natural speed, […]

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