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Where does Lucas Duda rank amongst NL East 1B?

Lucas Duda’s breakout 2014 campaign gave the Mets a middle-of-the-order presence it sorely needed. The 28-year-old will be of utmost importance to a club looking to take a giant step forward in 2015, but where does he rank amongst divisional first baseman? vs. Ryan Howard (Philadelphia Phillies) At one point one of the most feared power hitters in the league, Howard remains a home...
Via Around Citi
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: profiling Lucas Duda

For the duration of his New York Mets career, David Wright has been the focus of the team’s offense. That may change this year, as some are concerned that David Wright is at the back-end of his career and injuries may plague him. Last year was arguably one of the worst years for David, although it is hard to think of it in terms of “worst” when he hit .269 and had a .324 OBP...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #113: Lucas Duda | 1B | NYM

The Mets didn’t offer a whole lot of offensive bright spots to their fans last year, but that was in no way Lucas Duda’s fault. He absolutely did his part. As a team the Mets hit just 125 home runs last year, which was 11th-worst in the league, but again, nobody could point fingers at Duda for this lack of team offensive production. In April of last year, fellow (at the time...
Via Baseball Professor
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets360 2015 projections: Lucas Duda

This time last year we were shocked we were still having the Lucas Duda or Ike Davis debate. It may have taken two years too long to decide but the good news is that Sandy Alderson held on to the right guy, as Duda turned in the best year of his career and Davis did not turn back the clock and become a useful player again. Now Duda is counted on to be the big power threat in...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Exchange Arbitration Figures With Murphy, Duda, Mejia

Today was the deadline for exchanging arbitration figure with any players who remained unsigned. The Mets avoided arbitration with two of their five eligible players when the agreed to one-year deals with Dillon Gee ($5.3M) and Ruben Tejada ($1.88M). Here are the salary figures exchanged with the remaining unsigned players. Lucas Duda filed for $4.7 million, Mets offered $3.75 million...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Duda Training In Port St. Lucie, Hoping To Find His Groove Against LHP

While New York City continues to endure bitter freezing temperatures and icy cold arctic winds, down in Port St. Lucie, Florida the weather is sunny and perfect as the first signs of Spring Training begin to emerge. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets’ offseason strength and conditioning camp is back in session in Port St. Lucie, where several players are already...
Via Mets Merized Online
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Duda Represented The Mets Well In Japan

The legend of Lucas Duda had already reached Japan by the time the Mets first baseman touched down in Kansai International Airport, but the journey ahead of him would certainly be special.  The Hulk had himself a trip overseas, playing as a member of MLB’s All-Star team and also enjoying time off the field with his father, David Duda. In an era where sports players are viewed...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade rumors: Xander Bogaerts edition

Recent free agent signings by the Boston Red Sox have caused a shake up in some offseason predictions for the New York Mets. The Sox have reportedly signed both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. This appears to completely rework the left side of the infield, as Sandoval plays third base and Ramirez, despite diminished defense in recent years, is still listed as a shortstop. This...
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: reevaluating Travis d’Arnaud

The New York Mets scored 14 runs last night (!!) so it’s probably a good day to reflect on some offensive production. Specifically, it’s a good time to reevaluate Travis d’Arnaud. d’Arnaud’s struggles early in the season were very well documented and he certainly deserved the demotion he received. But he’s been a completely different player since he’s returned. A batting...
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The pros and cons of trading Lucas Duda

As the trade deadline draws uncomfortably close, the question looms whether or not the Mets will be buyers or sellers. Mets GM Sandy Alderson has been on record as saying the next ten games will decide the team’s fate. While there have been rumors abounding that link the Mets to trading veterans like Bartolo Colon and even All Star Daniel Murphy at one point, there is one player...
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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