Giglio: Mets Don’t Need Repeat Of 1st Base Sham, Name Lagares Starter Now

I really enjoy what I have seen this season from Mets. Hopefully they can win 85 games and make a wild card spot. Pitching staff is holding its own.

CBS New York

By Joe Giglio
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During the 50-plus year history of the New York Mets, public relations hasn’t been the strongest attribute of the organization. Lately, that thought has manifested itself with confounding and ridiculous day-to-day mixed messages from unnamed front office sources and manager Terry Collins.

The incessant coverage and talk around the Mets’ first base situation has been spurred on by Collins’ behavior and decision-making process. From naming Lucas Duda the starter “for now” to finding ways to get Ike Davis’ bat in the lineup to the refusal to stick with a plan, Mets fans should take what the team says with a grain of salt.

However, there’s one positive and forward-thinking announcement Collins could make: naming center fielder Juan Lagares an everyday player for the rest of the 2014 season.

Although the team and Collins are under no pressure to make any announcements surrounding the 25-year-old…

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