Originally written on 85% Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
It took them long enough to realize that Lucas Duda wasn’t suited to play the outfield. It took them long enough to realize that Daniel Murphy worked way too hard to become a decent second baseman. It took them long enough to realize that Ike Davis needs alot of work in the Minors; so what took them so long to move Lucas Duda to first base? Over the winter I suggested not so softly that the Mets should trade Davis for a outfielder (in this case, I suggested Justin Upton when he was a Diamondback), then move Duda to first. Oh no someone suggeted to me that they would lose Davis’ glove. Two things: Davis glove is overrated, he was good but his hitting has affected his fielding so basically I’d rather take my chances with Duda. See what the big slugger can do and maybe work his way into being a core player for the Mets, if not then boost his trade value and get a power hitting outfielder for him in return. Look, the Mets are not winning either way with Davis at first and they have w...
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