Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/25/13
I expressed my concerns about Lucas Duda’s 0-7 start late last night, which you can read below. I was not surprised by what I predicted would be an avalanche of “it’s only two games” rebuttals. There they are for all of you to see. It seems like many readers chose to ignore that it was Terry Collins who referred to Duda as a “work in progress” and that those were his words and not mine. But, that’s the way it goes when you post unpopular opinions these days. A beautiful lie is always better than a horrible truth. Further validating much of what I said last night, is what Terry Collins told reporters today in Port St. Lucie. “Lucas Duda will not play in any games for the next few days,” the Mets manager said. “And, as you guys know, I’m not here to embarrass anybody. So when he’s ready to play, we’re going to get him back in there. I’m hoping by Wednesday or Thursday he’s back in the lineup.” Collins says Duda is not hurt, is not in pain and his wrist if fine. He just needs more work,
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