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Lucas Duda could have a huge 2016

The Mets have done a good job of adding, and retaining, talent and depth to their roster this off-season. They are, arguably, a more complete and better team than the 2015 version that stormed their way to the World Series. Fans are rightfully excited to see Yoenis Cespedes back in the team’s lineup, but they’re also looking forward to seeing their youngsters like Michael Conforto...
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Why Aren’t the Cubs Shifting All That Much?

In the fourth game of the 2015 National League Championship Series, down 3-0 in the series, the Cubs had their backs against the wall. And in the top of the first inning, Lucas Duda set the tenor of the game when he drilled a three-run shot into center field on a full count offering from starter Jason […]
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Covering the bases: What to expect from Mets' David Wright, Lucas Duda in 2016

Here's a look at the Mets' corner infielders In the weeks leading up to spring training, we'll be evaluating the 2016 Mets on a position-by-position basis. Last week, we previewed the club's catching depth. Today we'll assesses the Mets' corner infield options.  Two familiar faces are expected to anchor the corner infield for the Mets this...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets to watch during spring training

Spring training is a little over a month away, and the reigning National League Champion New York Mets are certain to enjoy their time in sunny Port St. Lucie, Florida. There is business to do down south, however. Spring training is a time for the organization to evaluate talent and for players to—pardon the pun—get back in the swing of things. Lucas Duda Duda was wildly inconsistent...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Under the Greydar: Lucas Duda

It was a year to remember for the Amazins in 2015. Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, and Noah Syndergaard fronted the best starting rotation in MLB. Yoenis Cespedes had a 2nd half for the ages after being acquired at the trade deadline. Curtis Granderson put his forgettable 2014 season behind him and played at an all-star level. Michael Conforto made quite an impact as a rookie following...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Duda, Mejia agree with Mets and avoid arbitration

NEW YORK (AP) First baseman Lucas Duda and suspended reliever Jenrry Mejia have agreed to one-year contracts with the New York Mets and avoided salary arbitration. Duda agreed at $6,725,000, up from $4.2 million last year, when he hit .244 with 27 homers and 73 RBIs. The agreement was $75,000 above the midpoint between the $7.4 million he had asked for in arbitration and the ...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Avoid Arbitration With Lucas Duda, Jenrry Mejia

The Mets have avoided arbitration cases with both Lucas Duda and Jenrry Mejia, signing them both to one-year contracts. Duda will make $6.725 million this season while Mejia will get $2.47 million, reports MLB Nework’s Jon Heyman. For Duda, the Mets had filed at $5.9 million while Duda filed at $7.4 million, meaning he received slightly more than the midpoint of $6.65 million...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals advanced scouting told players to test Lucas Duda’s arm

Eric Hosmer had hardly any time to think about taking off for home and scoring the tying run in the ninth inning Sunday night, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t prepared for the situation. Shortly after the Royals closed out the Mets to capture a championship, Andy McCullough of The Kansas City Star credited Kansas...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets need Lucas Duda to join the playoff party

There are six players for the Mets who have started the four previous NLDS games. As you would expect from a small sample, their stats are all over the place. But five of the six have come up big in at least one game and have something to hang their hat on, regardless of how they’ve hit otherwise. Yoenis Cespedes and Daniel Murphy each have two homers. Travis d’Arnaud had...
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda: A Diamond In The Rough

When a professional baseball team is stuck in a series of losing seasons, it’s a painful time for their fans. The losing is hard to watch, but what's worse is falling in love with mediocre players who clearly aren’t talented enough to amount to a Major League regular.It is these journeymen and future journeymen that make losing seasons entertaining for fans but also that...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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