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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Brodie Van Wagenen challenges rest of NL East after adding Jed Lowrie on two-year deal

NEW YORK — Brodie Van Wagenen certainly does not lack confidence.

The Mets general manager said last month he believes the Mets are the division favorites, and that stance hasn’t softened a month later, especially after adding All-Star infielder Jed Lowrie on a two-year, $20-million deal.

“We are a good team, We are a complete team, we are a balanced team. We’ve got veterans, we’ve got youth, we’ve got a hunger and desire to win and I look forward to showing people we’re a team to be reckoned with,” Van Wagenen said. “Let’s not be shy about wanting to be the best and I fully expect us to be competitive and be a winning team. Our goal is to win a championship and it starts with the division so come get us.”

Nothing could possibly go wrong here!

QLE Posted: January 17, 2019 at 03:36 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: brodie van wagenen, hubris, jed lowrie, mets being mets

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Two Mets ranked on MLB Network’s Top 10 Second Basemen list

In one offseason, the Mets went from having none of the Top 10 second basemen in baseball to having two of them—at least according to MLB Network’s Top 10 Second Basemen Right Now! show.

But the order might surprise you.

Jed Lowrie, who the Mets signed to a two-year deal last week, comes in at No. 2 on the list, behind Jose Altuve of the Astros. Robinson Cano, who the Mets acquired along with Edwin Diaz from the Mariners in December, checks in at No. 4.

And, with the Mets being what they are, there is a less than 0% chance that neither of them will be the starting second baseman by September.

QLE Posted: January 15, 2019 at 04:33 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: jed lowrie, mets, robinson cano, second base

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Mets land Jed Lowrie with 2-year deal

The Mets are surely spending some cash.

The Mets’ aggressive approach to the Hot Stove season continued on Thursday, as MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand confirmed ESPN’s Jeff Passan’s original report that New York has signed free agent Jed Lowrie to a two-year deal worth $20 million. The club has not confirmed the deal.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 10, 2019 at 06:41 PM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: jed lowrie, mets

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Oakland A’s All-Star Jed Lowrie’s Career Has Been Fueled by Data

“As a player, all you can do is hit the ball hard. Sometimes that’s easier said than done when, at the end of the day, you’re still being evaluated on batting average, on-base percentage. You want to see those results, but sometimes you have to have a long-term view point and know that if you hit the ball hard consistently, you’re going to have those results.”

“I check [Statcast] regularly. We have our system upstairs in the clubhouse, so if you see me leaving the dugout, 99 percent of the time it’s to go up and look at either video or exit velocity and launch angle. I use that information more as a debriefing. I can figure out that if I take the swing that I wanted to mechanically on a pitch that I know I can hit hard, but the exit velocity wasn’t what I expected it to be, then maybe it’s because my legs aren’t underneath me.

“I had a collision earlier in the year that forced me to cut back on a lot of my lower-body workouts. The next two, three weeks, I was hitting balls that I thought were hard, but Statcast said [they were] not as hard as they should have been. I realized that I don’t need to change anything mechanically—my mechanics look good—I just need to get my legs back underneath me.”

Jim Furtado Posted: September 23, 2018 at 08:25 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, jed lowrie

 

 

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