Tag: Lucas Duda

Does Buck and Plawecki Make d’Arnaud Trade Bait For Power Outfielder?

An article by posted on May 11, 2013 0 Comments
Does Buck and Plawecki Make d’Arnaud Trade Bait For Power Outfielder?

Ike Davis frustrates me. Unlike Lucas Duda who was drafted much later in the draft, expectations have always been really high for the first-round first baseman and for the most part I’ve wanted more from him than what he’s shown thus far. I gave Davis a pass during last season’s first half, what with the […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: Daniel Murphy Talks Second Base, Lucas Duda’s Emergence

An article by posted on May 9, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: Daniel Murphy Talks Second Base, Lucas Duda’s Emergence

Among the highs and lows to already come out of the first month of this season, the continued improvement of Daniel Murphy has certainly been one of the brighter spots to this point so far. Playing out of his natural position, Murphy has slowly made the proper adjustments on both sides of the diamond. After […]

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Collins Wasn’t Kidding; Turner Logs First Career Game In The Outfield

An article by posted on May 9, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Wasn’t Kidding; Turner Logs First Career Game In The Outfield

Terry Collins says a lot of things that will raise eyebrows whenever we go to these pre and post game press conferences. Many times he’ll say one thing on Monday and then do the exact opposite on Wednesday. Just to cite two recent examples remember when he proclaimed Collin Cowgill the everyday center fielder on […]

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Duda Homers, But Mets Lose To Padres 6-3

An article by posted on May 9, 2013 0 Comments
Duda Homers, But Mets Lose To Padres 6-3

That shot of Lucas Duda entering the dugout after a solo homerun in the second inning of the game was tonight’s highlight as the Mets were defeated by the Chicago White Sox by the score of 6-3. What a difference between the energy in last nights game compared to this one which had all the excitement of a wake. […]

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Is Keith Hernandez Slipping?

An article by posted on May 8, 2013 0 Comments
Is Keith Hernandez Slipping?

I don’t know what’s up with Keith Hernandez lately. I mean he’s always been kind of funny, provides great insights, is definitely entertaining and amusing, and he keeps each Mets broadcast light-hearted and serious all at the same time (when he’s there). The truth is that love him. I was crazy about him as a […]

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Featured Post: Keith Hernandez Needs To Lay Off Duda’s Approach

An article by posted on May 7, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Keith Hernandez Needs To Lay Off Duda’s Approach

Ever since Lucas Duda burst into our consciousness in 2010, nobody has been satisfied with his plate approach. Too many strikeouts and not enough walks, I frequently wrote. He gives away too many at-bats. He tries to pull too much and doesn’t use the entire field. All valid in the early Duda critique. Now, unbelievably, he’s become […]

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Moving Forward: Mets’ Arms Surplus and Possible Trade Targets

An article by posted on May 6, 2013 0 Comments
Moving Forward: Mets’ Arms Surplus and Possible Trade Targets

By now we are all aware of the tantalizing conga line of pitching prospects dancing their way up the ladder to Flushing. The litany of names is familiar: Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Luis Mateo, Steven Matz, Michael Fulmer, Hansel Robles, Jacob deGrom, Jack Leathersich, Domingo Tapia, et al. It is only natural to […]

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Featured Post: Is Duda Being Too Patient At The Plate?

An article by posted on May 6, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Is Duda Being Too Patient At The Plate?

“Lucas Duda is the preeminent example of the Mets’ organizational offensive philosophy of patience and power,” writes Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger. The left fielder’s .417 on-base percentage was 11th in the majors entering play Saturday and his .538 slugging percentage ranked in the top 30. But his remarkable selectivity could also be detrimental on […]

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Mets vs Braves Preview: Niese On Hill, Tejada Leads Off, Duda Cleanup, Spin Batting Eighth

An article by posted on May 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets vs Braves Preview: Niese On Hill, Tejada Leads Off, Duda Cleanup, Spin Batting Eighth

Starting Lineup Ruben Tejada, SS Daniel Murphy, 2B David Wright, 3B Lucas Duda, LF John Buck, C Ike Davis, 1B Marlon Byrd, RF Jordany Valdespin, CF Jonathon Niese, LHP Game Notes The Mets earned their first win in Atlanta when trailing in the ninth inning since September 18, 1993. Friday night David Wright tied the […]

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First Baseman of the Future: Ike Davis or Lucas Duda?

An article by posted on May 3, 2013 0 Comments
First Baseman of the Future: Ike Davis or Lucas Duda?

By the end of last season, I was pretty excited about Ike Davis. He got off to a horrible start in 2012, but seemed to finish strong with 32 dingers. His average still sucked, but it seemed like things were finally starting to click for him. Now it’s a month into the season and he […]

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