UPDATE - OF - Juan Lagares


The Mets were reportedly unwilling to trade outfielder Juan Lagares as of November, but teams are continuing to show interest in the soon-to-be 28-year-old, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post (Twitter link). It’s unclear whether New York is now open to moving Lagares, who’s far and away the most qualified center field candidate on a team loaded with corner outfielders. Dealing the defensively adept Lagares and getting rid of his $4.5MM for 2017 would perhaps give the Mets the financial freedom to address their bullpen, though, as Puma notes. Lagares, who’s fresh off back-to-back underwhelming offensive seasons, has four years and either $20.5MM or $29.5MM left on his contract – depending on what happens with his 2020 club option.



That Adam Smith said...

Please do not trade Lagares for a bullpen arm. Please. In fact, I think that a lot is riding on Juan taking a step forward this season, and I think he will. If we trade him, I have a very bad feeling that we'll spend the season watching Lagares highlights from somewhere else, while crying about our CF problems.

Unknown said...

Sorry but aren't we supposed to be a WS team that also need's a LOOGY and now the FO is talking about trading Lagares to free up $$$ ....this crap dives me crazy.

Anonymous said...

Pitching and defense wins championships

eraff said...

Ok...so this is "according to Mike Puma, they were UNWILLING to trade Lagares...."

So.... what about THAT translates to "The FO is talking about trading Lagares"??????

Saying NO is "talking"??????

BTW---he's certainly not untradeable..... if they can get value, and if they've soured...I guess they may feel Reyes could play CF

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