Lucas Duda swings, Jeurys Familia’s opponents don’t, Anthony Recker wins

One of the unsung stars of the early going for the Mets has been the offensive production of Lucas Duda. Slowed by an injury in Spring Training, Duda has also suffered somewhat from management’s refusal to solve the three-headed first baseman issue. But when he’s got on the field, Duda has been a productive offensive player. Among those with at least 20 PA, Duda leads the...
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duda is Mashing the Ball, Will Not Play in the Outfield

After sustaining injuries to Juan Lagares and Curtis Granderson on Monday night, Terry Collins said on Tuesday that he is not planning to use Lucas Duda in the outfield moving forward. “We made the commitment to play him there,” Collins said about Duda playing only first base. “I think putting him back in left field will take away a little bit of that positive glow that...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Homeless Heroes: Lucas Duda

Duda Math, and you’ll find Lucas adds upPhoto Credit: UCinternational The Mets, lovable losers that they are, feature a horde of homeless fantasy options on their roster. While we’d like to think of their ruffians as the charming cast of “Bum Fights,” the truth is that most of the Mets’ bums don’t have the likability or punch of those heralded gladiators. There is one...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrelton Simmons shows off his cannon arm

When Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons says “I could make that play sitting on my a–.”  He means it.  Watch as he makes a diving stop deep to his right in the hold, then, in the interest of time, just goes ahead and throws a rope from his knees (h/t DeckerDelight via  and @metskevin11) Braves fans are used to seeing fireworks, at least this time it was on the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s on first for the New York Mets?

Meet the Mets First Baseman…for now. Photo: New York Mets So this past Friday Terry Collins announced that Lucas Duda would be the New York Mets’ first baseman, at least for the foreseeable future. Adam Rubin of ESPN reported that day, too, that Terry told reporters he knew even before Opening Day that Lucas was his guy. Ike Davis only started on Opening Day because of his numbers...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Lucas Duda conspiracy

The Mets announced on Friday, April 04, 2014 that Lucas Duda will be the team’s starting first baseman, adding greater confusion to the first base question that has been following the team all winter and through spring training. The announcement is another strange turn in the debacle that the front office has made of the first base situation and hints just a little bit of conspiracy...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda to Get Shot at First Base for New York Mets

Like the infamous Laurel and Hardy “Who’s on First” skit, it’s tough to figure out who the Mets first baseman is.  Believe it or not, the Mets situation may even be funnier than the classic comedy routine. However, it was leaked on Thursday that the Mets are going to give one guy an extended stay at first base because he’s “the guy we need to find out about.” Jon...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda Will Be Mets Starting First Baseman

6:00 PM Lucas Duda is now the starting first baseman for the Mets and will hold onto the job for a significant period of time.This according to Andy Martino of the Daily News. The thought process is that the Mets want to see what they have in him for once and for all. No word yet if Ike Davis will remain with the team. No word yet if this means it’s not a platoon with Josh Satin...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Thoughts: Duda In Outfield, Smith In Savannah, D’Arnaud’s Warming Up

Let me first say how much fun I had participating in my first MMO game thread from the first pitch until the bitter end. There were only 2-3 recognizable fans to me among the 60 or so who participated, but it was so cool getting to know a lot of you new people to MMO. I had only known most of you from your comments on our articles, but last night I felt like I was at the ballpark...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Fear Was Not Holding Mets Back On Trading Davis and Duda

Not really a surprise, but Sandy Alderson acknowledged that both Lucas Duda and Ike Davis are both going to be on the Opening Day roster. He declined to comment on who would be the first baseman, but most likely they will both share time at first base and also designated hitter. The competition will continue into the season and Josh Satin will still get most of the playing time...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

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