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MLB Play Of The Day: Juan Lagares’ Shoe-String Catch

Juan Lagares of the New York Mets is one of the upcoming players in the MLB. While he is still developing at the plate, his defense his already worth of a gold-glove. In fact, opposing manager Fredi Gonzalez of the Atlanta Braves claims that Juan Lagares is already the best center-fielder in the game, “without question”. Gonzalez should know after he witnessed Standing O Sports’...
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Lagares homers, makes dazzling catch as Mets edge Braves

The present is pretty dim at Citi Field, with what looks like another wasted September ahead. But at least the small crowd in Queens on Tuesday got to see some potential bright spots for the future, as Juan Lagares continued his strong season with a go-ahead homer and diving catch in a 3-2 win over the Braves and Jeurys Familia provided more excellent work out of the bullpen. Lagares...
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Lagares Single Handedly Takes Down Braves In Opener

Opening up a three game series at home against the Braves on Tuesday night, it was supposed to be Dillon Gee against Alex Wood. From very early in the game you could see it was going to be Juan Lagares against the entire Braves team. Lucky for us, Lagares won that battle. It’s been repeatedly discussed how good Lagares is from a defensive perspective. He is tops in the majors in...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lagares, Gee lead Mets to 3-2 win over Braves

NEW YORK (AP) Juan Lagares hit a two-run homer and ran down one ball after another in center field, sending Dillon Gee and the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Gee stopped the longest losing streak of his career at five games, outpitching Alex Wood in the opener of a three-game series. Lagares, rated one of the best defensive outfielders in...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  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...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: Is Juan Lagares The Best Defensive Outfielder Since Willie Mays?

An MMO Fan Shot by Juan Manuel Fernandez Is Juan Lagares the best defensive outfielder since Willie Mays? My uncle Chago would scream blasphemy! It is tough enough to compare players from different eras especially with a defensive metric that wasn’t in use until about 40 years after Willie Mays played his final game. But let’s take a look at where the stats lead us. One thing...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Juan Lagares could be the best defensive CF since Willie Mays

That’s a pretty blasphemous headline to some people. It’s hard enough to compare the offensive and pitching stats from one era to another, so imagine how hard it is to do with defense. We don’t have the ability to really watch an extremely large portion of Willie Mays career because baseball wasn’t televised as it is now. We don’t have the luxury of advanced defensive statistics...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The True Value of Juan Lagares

As the New York Mets near the end of their ongoing rebuilding process, it’s time for Sandy Alderson to re-evaluate the entire team and see who can help the team on a day to day basis over the next few years. Once that task is completed, it’s time for the front office to work to get rid of the dead weight, or those who aren’t seen as useful in the coming years, and to plug up...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 days ago  |  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...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Put Lagares in the Leadoff Spot

Juan Lagares is red-hot. Again. While the Mets offense has been somewhat stagnant of late, the gifted center fielder has been anything but, batting .440 (11-for-25) over the last two series against the Giants and Phillies. Lagares is batting .283 for the season which is second only to hits-leader Daniel Murphy. Lagares leads all Mets with a 3.2 WAR. On Monday, Lagares had three...
Via Mets Merized Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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