The Underwhelming Mets First Base Battle

An article by posted on March 8, 2014

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We’re a week into spring training games and the big position battle we’ve been anticipating all winter has thus far been, shall we say…. underwhelming?

Ike Davis has calf tightness. Lucas Duda has leg stiffness. Pardon the pun, but are we dealing with a couple of stiffs?

In a battle for their Major League lives with millions of dollars in future earnings at stake for both players, neither one of them has taken the bull by the horns and said, “This job is mine!”

Sounds a lot like the last couple of seasons, doesn’t it?

So in their limited action thus far, how have the two lefty sluggers fared?

Ike Davis (2 Games) – .167 BA (1 for 6), 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 K, 0 BB, .167 OBP, .667 SLG

Lucas Duda (3 Games) – .286 BA (2 for 7), 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 BB, .375 OBP, .857 SLG

Ladies and gentlemen – your first basemen.

Neither of the two are in today’s lineup and remain sidelined.

Eric Campbell, who has been playing first base predominantly in their absence, is batting .429/.467/.500 over 14 at-bats in six games.

(Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa, Newsday)

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Roger is a lifelong Mets fan since 1981, now married with kids and still knows that there is no such thing as a bad day at the ballpark with your child. Growing up, he wanted to be either the Second Baseman for the Mets - or their statistician. Follow him at @BigMetsFan1. email him at metsfanontwitter@aol.com

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