Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/24/13
Mets left fielder Lucas Duda has become the center of attention for the Mets ever since free agent Michael Bourn decided to pitch his tent in Cleveland and sign with the Indians. Despite never having started more than 150 games in the outfield during his three year career, Duda is in fact the most seasoned outfielder the Mes have on their roster. He’s the one everyone is counting on – the one everyone is banking on. Last Spring, Sandy Alderson said that Duda would end up having a similar career to Jason Giambi because they had the same power with an excellent eye at the plate, and the Mets GM even likened Duda to Joey Votto. Manager Terry Collins made a similar analogy to Votto a few days later during an interview on WFAN. Then the 2012 started… Let’s just say things didn’t work out the way Collins and Alderson thought they would. The slugger with the excellent eye and tremendous power couldn’t hit a breaking ball to save his life and he loved chasing everything out of the strikezon...
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