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When Sandy Alderson was asked what his expectations were for Lucas Duda last week on Twitter, he responded,
“OPS, High OBP and big power. He put on another show in BP today.”
I loved Terry Collins’ take much better.
After watching his right fielder take a few pitches over the fence and out of the park he said,
“This guy is going to be a monster.”
Last week I had a little exchange with Seedlings To Stars about Lucas Duda:
Lucas Duda never really spent any quality time on anyone’s prospect list, and yet here he is about to lay claim to the Mets everyday rightfield job in 2012. Did he just slip through the cracks?
Nathaniel: You’re asking the wrong guy! I actually had Duda 49th on my top 100 prospects entering 2011, and he obviously didn’t let me down, delivering with the bat in his rookie campaign.
As for why others didn’t like him, it goes back to what I was saying earlier about first base prospects. Here’s a paragraph out of the article I mentioned in my response to #3:
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Mets top pitching prospect Matt Harvey had everyone abuzz yesterday after an electric early spring performance while facing live batters.
Teammates, coaches and everyone on hand raved about his velocity, his command, and the wicked movement on his breaking pitches. The baseball exploded out of his hand and bore down on hitters. Harvey exhibited a tremendous amount of mound presence...
Earlier in the week it was believed that Johan Santana would start the Mets spring opener when the Mets square off with the Nationals at 6pm on March 5th. Yesterday it was reveal that Santana will instead start the team's second game of the spring in order to him to get another day of long toss in.Today the Mets have announced that Dillon Gee (and his ridiculous goatee) will...
Mike Pelfrey is coming off one the worst season of his careers and according to David Lennon of Newsday, it’s been nearly five months since the season ended, and Mike Pelfrey still is angry. In his post to Newsday, Lennon adds:
Photo taken by Michael Baron
There’s nothing humorous about getting torched for 21 homers last season, or watching opponents steal with abandon (29...
A Hall of Fame catcher who helped lead the New York Mets to victory in the 1986 World Series is being remembered in South Florida.
Gary Carter died Feb. 16 of brain cancer. Family, friends and former teammates are gathering for a memorial service Friday evening at Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach Gardens.
Carter was an 11-time All-Star, playing most of his career with the...
The New York Mets today announced the promotional schedule for the 2012 season at Citi Field. The Mets will give away 490,000 items to fans of all ages and special events will include Banner Day (Sunday, May 27) and the Mets Hall of Fame Induction of John Franco presented by Citi (Sunday, June 3). Single game tickets go on sale Monday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. online at Mets.com...
No one expects much from the Mets, but the reports of them being a 100-loss team are, in my opinion, greatly exaggerated. Vegas has their over/under at 74.5. I have also seen 70.5 as the number. I believe their offense and bullpen gives them a decent shot at about 75-77 wins, and that number doesn’t include Johan Santana in the rotation. That rotation is exactly where this...
On Dec. 30, 2009 Jason Bay signed a 4-year, $66M deal with the Mets that included a $17.5M vesting option.
You know I caught something Jason Bay said right after he arrived to Mets camp and spoke to reporters yesterday.
“For everything I have done in my career, I haven’t done it in New York, and I completely understand that.”
Lets expand on that a little… Check out these...
Lucas Duda isn’t Albert Pujols, not yet. But I am sure Mets fans could only dream that he will be 75% as good as Pujols. As Michael Salfino wrote at the Wall Street Journal, “Duda’s second-half rookie surge puts him in the company of MVPs Albert Pujols, Ryan Howard, Joey Votto and Ryan Braun plus perennial All-Stars Mike Piazza and Todd Helton…. The Mets outfielder...
Well that didn’t take long.
This afternoon David Wright spoke with reporters about the $100 million extension Ryan Zimmerman agreed to this morning, which you can read about below this update.
He has no intentions of approaching the Mets about an extension and will wait for them to come to him instead.
“I haven’t even discussed that with my agents, and obviously the team...
In recent years, the Mets Farm System has been turning out a large crop of 1B/OF types. Players that have played both or have the ability to play both positions. One has been traded, and others have been shifted in their positions as they have been called up to the majors. The recent list includes:
Ike Davis (Before becoming our starting 1B, he was also an OF prospect in college...
PORT ST. LUCIE — Matt Harvey’s presence was hard to miss yesterday during the Mets’ first live batting practice session of the spring.Though the righty fireballer wasn’t unleashing his best fastball, he kept the Mets off balance enough to earn a salute from Ike Davis, who was overmatched...
Terry Collins announced on Saturday that Dillon Gee will start the Grapefruit League opener on March 5, at Digital Domain Park against Washington.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- The New York Mets will wear a patch on their uniforms this year to honor Gary Carter.
The best middle relief pitcher the New York Mets had early last year is standing behind three makeshift mounds in a familiar gym, his new charges eager to show him what they’ve got.
PORT ST. LUCIE — Jason Bay has got it all figured out — sort of.
The underachieving left fielder arrived at Mets camp yesterday ready to forget about the last two seasons and give his team some bang for its $66 million.
“For everything I’ve done in my career, I haven...