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    Juan Lagares to undergo foot surgery, Mets announce. May miss the rest of the season.
    Last edited by abat; 19-May-2018, 04:53 AM. Reason: fixed the embedded tweet

  • #2
    that dude's got the worst luck. Between him and TDA, what percentage of time have they managed to be on the field...

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    • #3
      Curse of the Mets

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      • #4
        He was showing signs this year of really getting over the hump with his hitting. He'll probably never been a full-time starter but a big asset to the team. Aaaand he's done of course.

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        • #5
          I kid about the amputations, but DAMN, this team...

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          • #6
            So that means our current outfield are all lefty batters

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            • #7
              Makes the circus of a Tebow call up all the more likely as well.

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              • #8
                Mickey mentioned that Wilmer is likely to see some time in the OF...but for whatever reason, he'd rather put Wilmer in the OF with Reyes at 3B, instead of the other way around

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by saxon View Post
                  Mickey mentioned that Wilmer is likely to see some time in the OF...but for whatever reason, he'd rather put Wilmer in the OF with Reyes at 3B, instead of the other way around
                  Because Mickey would rather give a start to Wilmer over Reyes.

                  Reyes is the best SS the Mets have ever had, but at this point, he is barely bench worthy. While Mickey can read the historical stats on Reyes just like we can, he has no attachment to Jose based on that history.

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                  • #10
                    So now apparently the fat man is moving to the OF since "the Mets ain't got no outfielders Dave" (as Chris Rock would say)...


                    https://www.mlb.com/news/mets-trying...ld/c-277536464

                    mlb.com Mets trying out Dominic Smith in right field

                    By William Rettig
                    76-96 minutes
                    Mets trying Smith out in right field


                    First baseman could provide valuable OF depth after Lagares injury

                    NEW YORK -- Shortly after the Mets learned last week that Juan Lagares will miss the rest of this season due to a torn toe ligament in his left foot, team officials gathered to discuss their options. Beyond the Mets' top three healthy outfielders, Jay Bruce, Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo, their depth chart consisted of Phillip Evans and Wilmer Flores -- both infielders by trade despite their recent dabblings in the outfield. At Triple-A Las Vegas, the Mets do not boast any high-level outfield prospects.

                    As manager Mickey Callaway put it: "We don't have many outfielders."
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                    NEW YORK -- Shortly after the Mets learned last week that Juan Lagares will miss the rest of this season due to a torn toe ligament in his left foot, team officials gathered to discuss their options. Beyond the Mets' top three healthy outfielders, Jay Bruce, Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo, their depth chart consisted of Phillip Evans and Wilmer Flores -- both infielders by trade despite their recent dabblings in the outfield. At Triple-A Las Vegas, the Mets do not boast any high-level outfield prospects.

                    As manager Mickey Callaway put it: "We don't have many outfielders."
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                    So the Mets did something about it, using first baseman Dominic Smith in right field at Triple-A Las Vegas Saturday for the first time in his professional career. Smith, who has spent most of this season in the Minors, collected an outfield assist, and will continue playing there one to two times per week.

                    "When Lagares got hurt, we had to start thinking outside the box," Callaway said. "There aren't outfielders just running around that are really good to be able to come and add depth in our organization. So this is one way to help that."

                    The move also gives the Mets options should fourth-ranked prospect Peter Alonso continue to take the Minor Leagues by storm. Also a first baseman, Alonso is hitting .355 with 11 home runs in 40 games at Double-A Binghamton. His 1.145 OPS leads the Eastern League. But Smith, a former top prospect himself, is currently blocking Alonso's climb up the organizational ladder.

                    That could change if Smith proves adept in right field. The Mets have been aggressive in recent years about exposing players to other positions at a young age, though Smith, 22, had previously been immune to that. Callaway alluded to the fact that Smith, who has struggled with his weight since the Mets drafted him 11th overall in 2013, has lost 35 pounds since the end of last season.

                    "The way he's been moving around, the way he's been working, he's a really good athlete," Callaway said. "He does a great job of really catching the ball at first base. So we were all just talking about it the other day, with the injuries he's had, it makes some sense for him to go out in right field and get some reps so he can be an option at times."

                    Anthony DiComo has covered the Mets for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo, Instagram and Facebook.

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                    • #11
                      Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda ..... we don't have a good track record of infielders out there.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by abat View Post
                        Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda ..... we don't have a good track record of infielders out there.
                        part of the problem is, that either they have picked guys that have no athletic ability, or guys that are clueless defensively...Duda runs like a tank, as does Dom Smith...Murphy seemed like the type of guy that gets confused tying his shoes...and in an early botched defensive moves, Todd Hundley wanted nothing to do with the OF, and Piazza wanted nothing to do with 1st base

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                        • #13
                          Ummm, lagares? He's a ss by trade, no?
                          Brad evans looked ok out there (saved the no hitter)

                          I'm sure there are more, we tend just to remember the ones that didn't work

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by NY FANG View Post
                            Ummm, lagares? He's a ss by trade, no?
                            Brad evans looked ok out there (saved the no hitter)

                            I'm sure there are more, we tend just to remember the ones that didn't work
                            Brad Evans?

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                            • #15
                              Not sure where I got that name... mike baxter...

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