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Wins Above Replacement Leaders through Week 9

Highest and lowest Mets WAR scores through Week 9, according to the web sites Fangraphs and Baseball Reference:

Fangraphs
1. Daniel Murphy, 1.5
2-(t). Juan Lagares, 1.0
2-(t). David Wright, 1.o
4. Jon Niese, 0.8

5. Zack Wheeler, 0.7

34-(t). Omar Quintanilla, -0.3
34-(t). Josh Satin, -0.3

34-(t). Jose Valverde, -0.3
37-(t). John Lannan, -0.4
37-(t). Rafael Montero, -0.4
37-(t). Scott Rice, -0.4

Baseball Reference
1. Lagares, 2.6
2. Niese, 1.4
3. Curtis Granderson, 1.3
4. Dillon Gee, 1.2
5. Wright, 1.0

36-(t). Montero, -0.3
36-(t). Satin, -0.3
36-(t). Wheeler, -0.3
39. Lannan, -0.5
40-(t). Travis d’Arnaud, -0.8
40-(t).  Valverde, -0.8

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Three Up, Three Down: Extra innings edition

So many innings. So many ups. So many downs.

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Friday: Phillies 6, Mets 5 (14 innings)
Three Up:
Bobby Abreu, Carlos Torres, Jeurys Familia
Three Down: Chris Young, Rafael Montero, David Wright

Saturday: Mets 5, Phillies 4 (14 innings)
Three Up:
Jacob deGrom, Buddy Carlyle, Ruben Tejada
Three Down: Curtis Granderson, Chris Young, Daniel Murphy

Sunday: Mets 5, Phillies 4 (11 innings)
Three Up:
Jon Niese, Lucas Duda, Josh Edgin
Three Down: Daniel Murphy, Juan Lagares, Ruben Tejada

Season Standings
Jon Niese +7
Juan Lagares +6
Jacob deGrom +4
Eric Campbell +3
Bartolo Colon +3
Dillon Gee +3
Ike Davis +2
Jeurys Familia +2
Bobby Abreu +1
Vic Black +1
Andrew Brown +1

Buddy Carlyle +1
Josh Edgin +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Daniel Murphy +1
David Wright +1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Travis d’Arnaud -2
Wilmer Flores -3
Curtis Granderson -3
Scott Rice -3
Ruben Tejada -3
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Chris Young -6
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Mets 5, Pirates 0: Three Up, Three Down

All Bart, all the time.

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Three Up: Bartolo Colon, David Wright, Lucas Duda
Three Down: Chris Young, Juan Lagares, Curtis Granderson

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +7
Jon Niese +6
Daniel Murphy +4
Eric Campbell +3
Bartolo Colon +3
Jacob deGrom +3
Dillon Gee +3
David Wright +3
Ike Davis +2
Andrew Brown +1

Jeurys Familia +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Rafael Montero +1
Travis d’Arnaud -1
Lucas Duda -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
Zack Wheeler -1
Curtis Granderson -2
Wilmer Flores -3
Scott Rice -3
Ruben Tejada -3
Jose Valverde -4
Chris Young -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Mets 4, Pirates 2: Three Up, Three Down

New hitting coach, same type of offensive result. But this one was a win.

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Three Up: Ruben Tejada, Juan Lagares, Daniel Murphy
Three Down: David Wright, Curtis Granderson, Anthony Recker

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +8
Jon Niese +6
Daniel Murphy +4
Eric Campbell +3
Jacob deGrom +3
Dillon Gee +3
Bartolo Colon +2
Ike Davis +2
David Wright +2
Andrew Brown +1

Jeurys Familia +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Rafael Montero +1
Travis d’Arnaud -1
Curtis Granderson -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
Zack Wheeler -1
Lucas Duda -2
Wilmer Flores -3
Scott Rice -3
Ruben Tejada -3
Chris Young -3
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Pirates 5, Mets 3: Three Up, Three Down

Ike’s return included a Duda homer and a barrel of laughs (see below):

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Three Up: Jacob deGrom, Lucas Duda, Juan Lagares
Three Down: Jose Valverde, Scott Rice, Juan Centeno

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +7
Jon Niese +6
Eric Campbell +3
Jacob deGrom +3
Dillon Gee +3
Daniel Murphy +3
David Wright +3
Bartolo Colon +2
Ike Davis +2
Andrew Brown +1

Jeurys Familia +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Rafael Montero +1
Anthony Recker +1
Travis d’Arnaud -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
Zack Wheeler -1
Lucas Duda -2
Wilmer Flores -3
Scott Rice -3
Chris Young -3
Ruben Tejada -4
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Wins Above Replacement Leaders through Week 8

Highest and lowest Mets fWAR scores through Week 8, according to the web site Fangraphs.com:

1. Daniel Murphy, 1.5
2. David Wright, 1.1
3. Juan Lagares, 0.9
4-(t). Curtis Granderson, 0.8
4-(t). Jon Niese, 0.8


32-(t). Omar Quintanilla, -0.3
32-(t). Josh Satin, -0.3

32-(t). Jose Valverde, -0.3
35. John Lannan, -0.4
36. Ruben Tejada, -0.5

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Three Up, Three Down: Duda drops edition

Saturday: D-backs 3, Mets 2
Three Up: Zack Wheeler, David Wright, Curtis Granderson
Three Down: Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Wilmer Flores

Sunday (Game 1): D-backs 2, Mets 1
Three Up: Rafael Montero, David Wright, Jeurys Familia
Three Down: Chris Young, Lucas Duda, Jenrry Mejia

Sunday (Game 2): Mets 4, D-backs 2
Three Up: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Anthony Recker, Daniel Murphy
Three Down: Juan Lagares, Wilmer Flores, Lucas Duda

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +6
Jon Niese +6
Eric Campbell +3
Dillon Gee +3
Daniel Murphy +3
David Wright +3
Bartolo Colon +2
Ike Davis +2
Jacob deGrom +2
Andrew Brown +1
Juan Centeno +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Rafael Montero +1
Anthony Recker +1
Travis d’Arnaud -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
Zack Wheeler -1
Scott Rice -2
Lucas Duda -3
Wilmer Flores -3
Jose Valverde -3
Chris Young -3
Ruben Tejada -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Wins Above Replacement leaders through Week 7

Highest and lowest Mets fWAR scores through Week 7, according to the web site Fangraphs.com:

1. Daniel Murphy, 1.5
2. Juan Lagares, 0.9
3-(t).David Wright, 0.5
3-(t). Eric Young, Jr, 0.5
5-(t). Five players tied, 0.3


31-(t). Eight players tied, -0.2
33-(t). Omar Quintanilla, -0.3

33-(t). Josh Satin, -0.3
35. John Lannan, -0.4
36. Ruben Tejada, -0.6

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Three Up, Three Down: Our nation’s capital

Two of three in DC, and back to New York the Mets go.

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Friday: Nationals 5, Mets 2
Three Up: Carlos Torres, Bobby Abreu, Josh Edgin
Three Down: Jon Niese, Curtis Granderson, Ruben Tejada

Saturday: Mets 5, Nati0nals 2
Three Up: Juan Lagares, Bartolo Colon, Eric Campbell
Three Down: Eric Young, Anthony Recker, Chris Young

Saturday: Nationals 6, Mets 3
Three Up: David Wright, Curtis Granderson, Juan Lagares
Three Down: Eric Young, Ruben Tejada, Zack Wheeler

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +8
Daniel  Murphy +5
Jon Niese +5
Dillon Gee +3
Bartolo Colon +2
Ike Davis +2
Andrew Brown +1
Eric Campbell +1
Juan Centeno +1
Jacob deGrom +1
Josh Edgin +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Rafael Montero +1
Anthony Recker +1
David Wright +1
Travis d’Arnaud -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
David Wright -1
Scott Rice -2
Chris Young -2
Zack Wheeler -2

Curtis Granderson -3
Jose Valverde -3
Ruben Tejada -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Eric Young, Jr. -7

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A DiComotorial: Free Lagares!

Twelve days ago, shortly after Juan Lagares’ return from the disabled list, Mets manager Terry Collins called him his “everyday” center fielder. The statement came as Lagares was in the midst of an 8-for-20 run at the plate in Denver, entrenching himself as the team’s early-season MVP.

That stretch ended when Collins benched Lagares on May 5, part of his plan to cycle all four of his outfielders in a regular rotation. Fine. Collins did not bench Lagares again for another week, but then he did so again two days later. Then again Thursday, keeping his “everyday” center fielder out of the lineup for the third time in four games.

No doubt Lagares is scuffling a bit, batting .185 with a .541 OPS in nine games since leaving Colorado. But he still entered Thursday’s play ranking third on the Mets in batting average, second in slugging and third in on-base percentage. According to both the systems used by Baseball Reference and FanGraphs, his Wins Above Replacement total ranks top three on the team.

When asked about benching Lagares, Collins typically discusses the spark that Eric Young is capable of delivering from the lineup’s leadoff spot. And it is true that the Mets own a far better record in games that Young has started than they do in all others.

But little in the underlying numbers suggests that is uniquely Young’s doing. The outfielder plays above-average defense, but nothing approaching Lagares’ premium level. He has scored 28 runs in 35 games, but that is largely because of his gaudy plate appearance total and the fact that those at-bats have mostly come directly in front of the Mets’ two best hitters, Daniel Murphy and David Wright. Young’s .336 on-base percentage ranks 104th in baseball; his .672 OPS is 172nd. Most of the production that Young has achieved is cumulative — a result of his playing time, not an argument in favor of it. He is 28 years old and has already been designated for assignment once in his career.

The one area in which Young has unquestionably excelled — baserunning — is an asset that Collins could best use off the bench. With Young at his disposal in the seventh or eighth inning, Collins could routinely dispatch him in the highest-leverage baserunning situations possible.

At the least, the manager must make good on his promise to play all four of his outfielders — not bench the one with the most potential to remain part of this team four years from now. Chris Young, another right-handed hitting outfielder, entered Thursday’s play with a .233/.298/.407 slash line — including a .292 on-base mark against right-handed pitching. Lagares’ production on both sides of the ball has been better.

There is a chance Lagares is not a good enough hitter to play every day in the big leagues. But considering that the potential does exist, why not find out now?

In talking about his closer situation Thursday, Collins said it is important that his players know and understand their roles when they arrive at the ballpark each day. As the “everyday” center fielder in name only, it is impossible for Lagares — a 25-year-old with as bright a future as any position player on the team — to know where he stands.

The Mets might be a better overall team if he did.

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