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New York Mets: Juan Lagares wins Gold Glove

The baseball season may be over but awards season is just beginning and the New York Mets will have at least one guaranteed representative. Juan Lagares has won the National League Gold Glove in center field. I had penned Lagares as a potential competitor for the award a few months ago and he certainly is well deserving of the award. Lagares beat out the Reds’ Billy Hamilton and...
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Fielding Bible Awards: Juan Lagares Named Best Center Fielder In MLB

Juan Lagares has been named the top defensive center fielder in the majors for the 2014 season by The Fielding Bible Awards. “His throwing arm in center field is superb and deeply respected by baserunners,” said John Dewan. “He had six Outfield Arm Runs Saved in 2014. But it’s his ability to cover ground that sets him above the rest.” “He saved 20 more bases on deep...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Double Take: Long hired, Lagares nominated

In a week where the baseball news has been dominated (and rightfully so) by the World Series, a pair of positive stories emerged from Flushing.  The first being the Mets hiring of Kevin Long as their new hitting coach, and the second being Juan Lagares being nominated for a Gold Glove after being snubbed in 2013. Long comes to the Mets after spending the past eight seasons with...
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Fielding Bible, Gold Glove Awards In Sight For Lagares

Later this fall, Juan Lagares hopes to win his first Gold Glove in center field and according to‘s John Dewan, he will get it done. Dewan cast his ballot for the 2014 Fielding Bible Award earlier this week and chose Lagares. His 28 defensive runs saved were the most by far among all outfielders. Here’s what he had to say about Lagares: Entering 2014, there...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Just How Vauable 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 line-drive rate from 19 percent to 22 percent and spraying the ball across...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Where Exactly Did Juan Lagares Come From?

Juan Lagares has been a saving grace this year for the Mets. Sure he’s saved a ton of runs and seems to shrink the outfield day after day but the true saving grace for Mets fans has been him saving the 2014 season. There hasn’t been much winning but each and every day, Lagares puts on a show and has become the most exciting player on the field for the Mets. The question surfaced...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: is Juan Lagares’ glove golden?

I predicted at the beginning of this season that Juan Lagares would finish in the top 10 in Gold Glove voting. As it turns out, he has a chance to do significantly better than that. New York Mets fans are all aware of Lagares’ defensive wizardry. Nationally, however he isn’t the first name to anyone’s lips despite what the statistics may show. Lagares’ defensive prowess does...
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Juan Lagares and his Gold Glove Award candidacy

With just a little over of two months of baseball remaining, talks of leading candidates for awards is starting to ramp up. Already mentioned is Jacob deGrom’s push for NL Rookie of the Year honors, but today is about Juan Lagares. There aren’t many Mets fans that would disagree with the statement that Lagares is the best defensive center fielder in the game. Some would argue...
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lagares robs Jayson Werth of a home run

New York Mets centerfielder Juan Lagares took the meaning of highway robbery seriously in the Mets matchup against the Washington Nationals on Saturday. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Nats hitter Jayson Werth was at the plate. Werth smoked a deep drive to center but Lagares leaped up and made the catch to rob him of a home run. It was a sensational catch for the young center...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Wait a minute; Juan Lagares was a shortstop?

Did everyone know that Juan Lagares started out in the organization as a shortstop? Yes, I know that he hasn’t played it since 2009 but could the New York Mets consider switching him back? There is some precedence to such a move; consider that the team played Hubie Brooks at shortstop and Howard Johnson at shortstop during the eighties. A young Kevin Mitchell also played...
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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