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Mets | Alejandro De Aza close with Mets

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 10:43:19 -0800

Free-agent OF Alejandro De Aza (Giants) is close to signing with the New York Mets, according to a source. De Aza will receive a one-year, $4.5 million deal and will primarily serve as the left-handed hitting complement to OF Juan Lagares in center field. De Aza hit a combined .261 with seven home runs and 32 RBI in 264 at-bats with the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants last year.

Fantasy Tip: The fact that De Aza and Lagares would form a platoon in center field right away caps their fantasy value. Neither player has a ton of power or speed, either, so they're nothing more than depth pieces in single-universe leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Adam Rubin

Mets | New York prefers Denard Span

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 11:02:17 -0800

The New York Mets prefer signing free-agent OF Denard Span (Nationals) over free-agent OFs Will Venable (Rangers), Alejandro De Aza (Giants) or Gerardo Parra (Orioles), but Span is coming off hip surgery and is looking for a multi-year deal. Parra's defense has slipped in recent years and might be looking for too rich of a contract. The Mets continue to look for a left-handed hitting center fielder who could platoon with OF Juan Lagares.

Fantasy Tip: Span was having a fine season for the Nationals last year before injury struck, as he hit .301 (74-for-275) with 11 stolen bases and 38 runs in 61 games. Span is mainly useful for his contact-oriented approach, on-base skills and runs, but part-time duty with New York would limit his fantasy upside and relegate him mainly to deep mixed and NL-only leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick

Mets | Center field a need for the Mets

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:04:40 -0800

Free-agent OFs Gerardo Parra (Orioles), Denard Span (Nationals) and Will Venable (Rangers) are of interest to the New York Mets, according to sources, and general manager John Ricco said the organization will look at each one individuall Thursday, Dec. 10. New York is looking for a left-handed-hitting outfielder to platoon in center field with OF Juan Lagares.

Fantasy Tip: Lagares struggles against right-handed pitching, so adding an outfielder to platoon with him makes sense. However, platoons are rarely useful for fantasy purposes in the majority of formats. Parra, Span and Venable are all low-end options with full-time gigs, too. Stay tuned for updates, but it appears the Mets will be adding an outfielder.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Newsday - Marc Carig

Mets | Juan Lagares will remain starter

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:40:12 -0800

New York Mets OF Juan Lagares will remain the starting center fielder in 2016 despite the fact that the Mets are shopping for a center fielder in the offseason. Lagares is guaranteed $2.5 million next year, $4.5 million in 2017, $6.5 million in 2018 and $9 million in 2019. The Mets are looking for an outfielder that can complement him. He primarily played against left-handed pitchers in 2015 and hit .259/.289/.358.

Fantasy Tip: The Mets mainly like Lagares because he's a superior defender, which means he doesn't carry a lot of fantasy value. He's perhaps best used on FantasyScore as a cheap sleeper pick when facing the right left-handed hurlers.

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Mets | Juan Lagares won't need surgery

Fri, 06 Nov 2015 09:50:51 -0800

New York Mets OF Juan Lagares (elbow) will not need to have surgery to fix an elbow issue that affected his throwing this year. Manager Terry Collins had said there was a possibility that Lagares would need Tommy John surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Lagares doesn't offer fantasy owners much offensively, as he is a much better defensive center fielder, which makes him strictly an option as outfield depth in NL-only formats.

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Mets | Juan Lagares has elbow issues

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 11:47:12 -0800

New York Mets OF Juan Lagares (elbow) is having his right elbow examined by team doctors Wednesday, Nov. 4, to determine if he'll need surgery, according to manager Terry Collins. Collins doesn't expect Lagares to need surgery. Lagares' throwing ability was diminished late in the year as he dealt with an elbow strain.

Fantasy Tip: Lagares is strictly a defensive minded player out in center field and only managed six home runs (a career high) in 2015. He's only useful in NL-only leagues for outfield depth, and he'll rarely be a target in daily games.

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Mets | Juan Lagares could start Game 3

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 15:05:17 -0700

New York Mets OF Juan Lagares could start Game 3 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals Friday, Oct. 30, with Michael Conforto being relegated to a bench role.

Fantasy Tip: Lagares is hitting .368 (7-for-19) with two doubles, two steals and a walk this postseason, and Conforto hasn't registered a hit since Game 2 of the National League Division Series. Lagares also adds a superior defensive glove to the fold for the Mets.

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Mets | Juan Lagares starting in CF

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 11:17:15 -0700

New York Mets OF Juan Lagares is starting in center field and batting ninth against Kansas City Royals SP Johnny Cueto in Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 28. OF Yoenis Cespedes moves to left field, while OF Michael Conforto is serving as the designated hitter.

Fantasy Tip: The Mets are opting for better defense in center field for Game 2. Lagares is a much better defensive player than he is with the stick. In 2016 fantasy drafts, Lagares is a candidate to avoid in shallow mixed leagues because of his lack of power.

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Mets | Juan Lagares draws into starting lineup

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:19:31 -0700

New York Mets OF Juan Lagares is starting in center field and batting eighth against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brett Anderson in Game 3 of the National League Division Series Monday, Oct. 12. OF Michael Cuddyer is not in the starting lineup Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Lagares ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) started just 17 games after Saturday, Aug. 1, but he played well when called upon and posted a respectable .287/.326/.471 slash line over the span. FantasyScore players shouldn't view him as anything other than a true flier, though.

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Mets | Michael Conforto not in the lineup

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 07:20:53 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto is not in the starting lineup for the first game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals Saturday, Oct. 3. OF Juan Lagares will start in center field against SP Gio Gonzalez and is batting first, while OF Yoenis Cespedes will start in left field.

Fantasy Tip: The Mets are facing a left-handed pitcher, which is why Conforto ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is out of the lineup. Lagares ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has only two hits in his last 10 games and may not be the best starting option for owners on FantasyScore.

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