Lagares, 26, is one of the best defensive center fielders in baseball. He’s expected to lead off for New York in 2015.
Montero continued to bolster his case on Monday, allowing two hits in six scoreless innings against the Marlins. He struck out six and didn’t issue a walk.
David Wright hit his third home run of spring training, a two-run drive in the New York Mets’ 4-3 loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday.
Dillon Gee allowed two hits over 3 2-3 scoreless innings in his return to the Mets’ rotation, and a New York split squad beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Thursday.
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson defended the team’s handling of pitcher Zack Wheeler, who is expected to miss the 2015 season because of a torn elbow ligament.
This wasn’t how Dillon Gee wanted to regain a spot in the New York Mets’ rotation.
“That’s why we have him,” manager Terry Collins said. “He’ll be the guy. … Dillon’s won a lot of games in the big leagues and he’s going to have to step up and fill some big shoes, but he can handle it.”
Sometimes, the moves a GM chooses not to make turn into his most important during the season. Then again, it could also cause the whole season to blow up in his face.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 4 for 4 and scored a run, leading the New York Mets to an 8-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
Manager Terry Collins had some rather interesting things to say about his team, his players and his expectations for 2015 over the last couple of days. So let’s take a listen back.
There’s a different vibe this year in Port St. Lucie. Some are already picking New York as their dark horse in the NL East. Why? It’s all about that ace.
If there isn’t a trade, Gee could get shifted to the bullpen. He made three relief appearances in 2011, his first full season in the major leagues.
With constant talk of trades swirling around him, the veteran right-hander said Monday all he can do is prepare for the season and be ready to take the ball whenever it’s handed to him.
While the baseball landscape changed dramatically at this week’s winter meetings, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson made only a pair of small moves.
Of New York’s veteran starting pitchers — including Bartolo Colon and Jon Niese — Gee appears to have the least value.