So This “Thor”– He is Really, Really, Really Good, Right?

The Mets have once again turned down the opportunity to fill their most gaping lineup hole, choosing instead to hold onto prized pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard rather than trade him for an all-star shortstop. That is at least two and possibly three (or more) chances they have passed up on, all of them apparently due to an unwillingness to part with Syndergaard, who also goes by the nickname Thor. He maybe ought to be dubbed “The Sure Thing.”

But is he really?

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Juan Lagares Better Than Willie Mays

My “boss” at ESPN — David Schoenfield — penned (typed?) a piece titled “The Current All-underrated Team.”

Schoenfield chose Juan Lagares as the team’s center fielder, saying, among other things:

“Lagares has certainly received recognition as perhaps the best defensive center fielder in the majors — winning his first Gold Glove in 2014 — but because he’s not a big basher at the plate, he still seems undervalued overall. And he’s not a zero on offense. He hit .281/.321/.382, nothing great, but that makes him about a league average hitter.”

You should read the entire article to see how Schoenfield compares Lagares to Willie Mays.

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