Least Surprising News Of All-Time: Juan Lagares Wins The Gold Glove

Posted: November 4, 2014 in Baseball, Mets, Sports
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Sure the Gold Glove is a relatively meaningless award that is somehow occasionally determined by how popular/offensively talented a player is.  But as a Mets fan, any type of good news is GREAT news.  While I may hate the late 90s-early 2000s Yankees for ruining my childhood, I have to respect how they built their team.  They built it up the middle, with a catcher, shortstop, and centerfielder to help anchor their pitching staff.  You can usually find decent players on the corners via trade or free agency.  But most teams do not let up-the-middle talent walk away (insert Jose Reyes picture here).

I think/hope that the Mets have found their centerfielder and catcher for the next 10 years or so.  Both Lagares and Travis d’Arnaud looked like Major League players last season and showed a knack for hitting in the clutch.  The long-term outlook for the middle infield positions are still huge question marks, but money or trade assets will likely (hopefully?) be used to fix that problem.  So whether the Mets have to take a chance on a middle infielder with injury issues, off-the-field issues, or some other type of warts, I will sleep easy tonight knowing that Juan Lagares will make centerfield in Citi Field the place where fly balls go to die for the foreseeable future.  I want Lagares to defensively kill rallies the same way Andruw Jones used to do against the Mets.  Tonight’s Gold Glove is a sign that he is one of the (if not THE) best defensive outfielders in the game.  I have a feeling that a few Juan Lagares Gold Gloves will turn into Cy Young Awards for some of his teammates in the near future.  But that is probably just the Mets fan in me.  Our optimistic season only goes from November-July.  Juanny Beisbol is now Juanny Be Gold.

Now if you will excuse me, I am going to treat my eyeballs to some Juan Lagares baseball porn.  I suggest you do the same.

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