Tag: stolen bases

Around the Diamond: Center Field

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 16 Comments
Around the Diamond: Center Field

In the Mets’ 52 seasons, there have been 26 different Center Fielders who could be classified as the “primary” player in any given season. As we continue this series, who were the ten Mets who have played the most games at each position, we now look at center field. (seasons as the primary in parenthesis) […]

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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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Juan Lagares Named MLB’s Top Dominican Rookie

An article by posted on January 23, 2014 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Named MLB’s Top Dominican Rookie

Mets center fielder Juan Lagares was named Major League Baseball’s top Dominican Rookie by a panel of Dominican sports writers. Lagares, 25, is coming off a solid campaign in Winter Ball that saw him bat .342/.379/.412 with 16 RBIs and five stolen bases in 114 regular-season at-bats. During the 2013 regular season, Lagares finished with a .242/.281/.352 batting […]

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Curtis Granderson Is About To Join An Exclusive Club

An article by posted on December 7, 2013 0 Comments
Curtis Granderson Is About To Join An Exclusive Club

I am on board with Curtis Granderson becoming an outfielder for the Mets over the next four seasons.  But not everyone is.  So I decided to generate a chart that lists all the players in baseball history who have produced 200 doubles, 200 homers, 80 triples and 100 stolen bases in their respective careers. For […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Hope For The Best, But Expect The Worst Edition

An article by posted on November 10, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Hope For The Best, But Expect The Worst Edition

I have been a Mets fan since my birth 41 years ago, and in that time I have seen more than a handful of highs – and more than my share of lows. I have lived through Frank Taveras and Alex Trevino, Bob Bailor and Bruce Bosclair, Rich Rodriguez and Tony Tarasco, and now Lucas […]

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Time For Some Brave, New, Bold Moves For Mets

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Time For Some Brave, New, Bold Moves For Mets

He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold.  ~  Herodotus The moment of action for New York Met General Manager Sandy Alderson is now. It is time for Sandy to fly against his better nature, to throw […]

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Daniel Murphy Appreciation Day

An article by posted on October 7, 2013 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Appreciation Day

Before I begin, let me preface this by saying that if you’re not a Daniel Murphy supporter, then in all likelihood you will not be a fan of this post.  (And for the record, the title of this piece was suggested by my Gal For All Seasons, so I’m not alone in my appreciation for […]

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Eric Young Jr. Captures NL Stolen Base Crown

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Eric Young Jr. Captures NL Stolen Base Crown

Congratulations to Eric Young Jr. National League Stolen Base Leader for 2013! Eric Young Jr. might have been a man on a mission when he took the field for the Mets in yesterday’s season finale. He led off the game with a base hit and took off — successfully — for second base on the […]

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Mets vs Reds: Harang On Hill As Amazins Try To Extend Win Streak To Four

An article by posted on September 23, 2013 0 Comments
Mets vs Reds: Harang On Hill As Amazins Try To Extend Win Streak To Four

Mets (71-84) at Reds (89-67) • 7:10 p.m. RHP Aaron Harang (5-12, 5.69) vs. RHP Johnny Cueto (5-2, 3.02) Starting Lineup Eric Young Jr., LF Daniel Murphy, 2B David Wright, 3B Lucas Duda, 1B Andrew Brown RF Juan Lagares CF Travis d’Arnaud C Omar Quintanilla SS Aaron Harang, P Wilfredo Tovar became the ninth Met to make his major league […]

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Cecchini Snaps 16-Game Hit Streak, ‘Clones Close In On First Place

An article by posted on August 21, 2013 0 Comments
Cecchini Snaps 16-Game Hit Streak, ‘Clones Close In On First Place

19-year-old shortstop Gavin Cecchini‘s 16 game hit streak came to an end on Monday night after he went 0-3 in game one of a doubleheader against the Staten Island Yankees. Cecchini was one game shy of tying the Cyclone team record set by Lucas Duda in 2007. The Mets top pick in the 2012 First Year Player Draft, […]

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