Pushing the #FreeLagares campaign

There is a #FreeLagares hashtag trending on Twitter and Facebook as I speak. With each mention of this hashtag, the intensity for the Mets to free outfielder Juan Lagares from the bench is becoming increasingly noticeable and palpable. Yet another day goes by and Lagares is still sitting, as he was on the bench again [...]

Can Juan Lagares pick up where he left off?

After spending just a little more than the minimum time on the disabled list, Mets’ outfielder Juan Lagares is set to return to the field on Thursday night and play against the Colorado Rockies. At the time of Lagares’ injury, he was posting an impressive .313/.345/.470 slash line to go with five extra base hits [...]

Will the eventual return of Chris Young become an issue?

As it stands right now, the Mets have themselves a nice outfield that is producing in many different ways. With free-agent acquisition Curtis Granderson in right, uber-defensive specialist Juan Lagares in center and the speedy Eric Young Jr. in left field, the Mets have a quick, athletic and dynamic outfield. However, Chris Young—the odd man [...]

Juan Lagares: What do the Mets have in him?

For the last two days the Mets have been rained out. Two consecutive days without baseball could be considered a long time. For Juan Lagares, it may seem like an eternity. You see, Lagares rarely plays (he’s appeared in only 26 games this year while only making 56 plate appearances since his debut on April [...]