Tag: Lucas Duda

Royals Put Billy Butler On Trade Block

An article by posted on October 22, 2013 0 Comments
Royals Put Billy Butler On Trade Block

Buster Olney of ESPN is reporting that the Royals will be listening to offers for designated hitter and first baseman Billy Butler. Royals ready to talk about Billy Butler deal for teams that would take on DH owed $8 million in '14, $12m in 2015. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 22, 2013 Butler, 27, has $8 million […]

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2013 MMO Awards (Part 1): Wright Gets Top Honors, But Plenty Of Love To Go Around

An article by posted on October 21, 2013 0 Comments
2013 MMO Awards (Part 1): Wright Gets Top Honors, But Plenty Of Love To Go Around

Most Valuable Player Award – David Wright There is little contest to oppose David Wright as team MVP. Harvey put up ridiculous numbers in his sophomore season, but Wright helped the Mets every day while Harvey only helped every 5th day. With a .307 BA, a .390 OBP and a SLG of .514, there is […]

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Mets Made The Right Call Passing On Abreu

An article by posted on October 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Made The Right Call Passing On Abreu

Several people I spoke with and greatly respect said they were disappointed the Mets didn’t make a run at Cuban free-agent first baseman Jose Abreu, who signed a six-year, $68-million contract with the Chicago White Sox. Considering the success of Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes and the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, all of a sudden tapping the Cuban market is the hot […]

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2013 Season Review: Ike Davis, 1B

An article by posted on October 19, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Season Review: Ike Davis, 1B

IKE DAVIS, 1B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS After missing most of the 2011 season with an ankle injury, Davis struggled for much of the first half but avoided a trip to the minor leagues with the promise of the 19 homers he slugged in his 2010 rookie season when he finished seventh in the Rookie of the […]

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We Developed The Pitching, Now It’s Time To Buy The Bats

An article by posted on October 15, 2013 0 Comments
We Developed The Pitching, Now It’s Time To Buy The Bats

You don’t need me to tell you that pitching is what wins in baseball these days. However, the extent that pitching dominates the game may come as a bit of a surprise. The top-10 pitching staffs in terms of team ERA finished with an average record of 92-70 while the teams at the bottom combined […]

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Featured Post: The Mets Have A Duda Dilemma

An article by posted on October 13, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Mets Have A Duda Dilemma

Lucas Duda frustrates the hell out of me. I know he’s a saber and front office darling by virtue of his .352 on-base, but he’s an awful hitter whose getting worse at the plate instead of better. Honestly, I couldn’t care less about how many walks our clean-up hitter has, I want to see him […]

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Mets Not Interested In Cano Or Abreu, Are In The Market For A Unicorn

An article by posted on October 10, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Not Interested In Cano Or Abreu, Are In The Market For A Unicorn

Andy Martino of the NY Daily News reports that the Mets aren’t expected to pursue free agents Robinson Cano or Jose Abreu according to “major league sources familiar with the team’s thinking,” . A high-ranking team official recently told the Star-Ledger’s Jorge Castillo that Alderson’s scouts came away “impressed” with Abreu’s power. But obviously (and predictably) not that impressed. An unsurprising […]

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Three Free Agent First Base Options Not Named Jose Abreu

An article by posted on October 9, 2013 0 Comments
Three Free Agent First Base Options Not Named Jose Abreu

It’s obvious that Jose Dariel Abreu, the 26 year old Cuban phenom, is at or near the top of many a team’s wish list this offseason. The frontrunners for the slugger have been reported as the Giants, Red Sox, White Sox, and Rangers. It has also been reported that the Mets have shown somewhat of […]

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Hits & Misses: Sobering Realities, Kendrys Morales, and Clutch Walks

An article by posted on October 9, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Sobering Realities, Kendrys Morales, and Clutch Walks

Sometimes, reality can be such a damn bitch… I read Joel Sherman’s interview with Hal Steinbrenner, owner of the Yankees, in which he discusses the decision to get their payroll under $189 million. What really stood out at me was his response to whether this was a soft goal or a mandate. “It is something […]

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So Many Questions As The Mets Head Into the Offseason

An article by posted on October 8, 2013 0 Comments
So Many Questions As The Mets Head Into the Offseason

With the 2013 Playoffs just about reaching the halfway point, it is time for the Mets front office to begin preparing their plans for the offseason and 2014. After finishing a school test early on Friday, I took the time to write down some legitimate questions about the New York Mets players, Front Office, and […]

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