Tag: Lucas Duda

From Left Field: Playing With A Short Leash Is A Tough Way To Play

An article by posted on March 27, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Playing With A Short Leash Is A Tough Way To Play

So it’s looks as though the Mets will be carrying both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda on the 25-man roster come Monday’s Opening Day. The injuries to both this spring precluded the team from being confident in naming a starter. It does look like though that Davis will get the first crack at the position. […]

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Both Duda and Davis Will Be On Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on March 25, 2014 0 Comments
Both Duda and Davis Will Be On Opening Day Roster

March 25 Not really a surprise, but Sandy Alderson acknowledged that both Lucas Duda and Ike Davis are both going to be on the Opening Day roster. He declined to comment on who would be the first baseman, but most likely they will share time at first and also designated hitter. Josh Satin will still get […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Twins, 1:05 PM

An article by posted on March 21, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Twins, 1:05 PM

The New York Mets are in Fort Myers today to take on the Minnesota Twins at 1:05 PM. Dillon Gee will oppose Ricky Nolasco. Unfortunately, the game will not be broadcast on TV or radio. But MMO is on site and I asked Dave to jump into our game thread and share any insights, quotes, images, etc. […]

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ESPN: Sandy Alderson Resumes Peddling Ike Davis Again

An article by posted on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN: Sandy Alderson Resumes Peddling Ike Davis Again

The first base battle between Ike Davis and Lucas Duda has yet to get underway in Grapefruit League games, but both players seem to be nearing a return to the lineup. Yesterday, they both got at-bats in minor-league camp, with Duda (hamstring) going 3-for-4 with a homer, double and a walk, and Davis (calf)was 1-for-4 […]

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The Underwhelming Mets First Base Battle

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
The Underwhelming Mets First Base Battle

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 […]

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Mets Spring Training Camp Feels Like Groundhog Day?

An article by posted on March 1, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Spring Training Camp Feels Like Groundhog Day?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post arrived to Port St. Lucie on Friday and said that the Mets’ spring training camp felt a lot like the Bill Murray classic, Groundhog Day. “Here I am again and the Mets are still waiting for Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada to show us what they […]

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Collins Already Hinting On Roster Cuts

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Already Hinting On Roster Cuts

The New York Mets haven’t played an exhibition game yet and already manager Terry Collins is hinting at several roster cuts. With a congested outfield, Collins suggested that Matt den Dekker, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Andrew Brown and Cesar Puello will all begin the year at Triple-A Las Vegas. It is also conceivable Juan Lagares will open the season in the minor leagues. Collins is very high on […]

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Chris Young Presents Quite the Paradox

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young Presents Quite the Paradox

The New York Mets haven’t even seen a pitch yet this spring, but it’s not too early to notice how outfielder Chris Young has muddled things. And, it goes beyond the $7.25 million they’ll pay this year for the player who hit .200 last season with 12 homers and 93 strikeouts. Young’s 162-game averages are .235 […]

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The Mets May Look Great in Their Uniforms, But Can They Play?

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets May Look Great in Their Uniforms, But Can They Play?

If the way the Mets look in their uniforms this spring is any indication of how well they will play, the Mets may be on pace for a playoff run this season. The problem is, the correlation of a player’s waist size and the ability to hit a major league fastball…or curveball…or slider…or changeup, is […]

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10 Mets Who Could Be Dealt At Trade Deadline

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
10 Mets Who Could Be Dealt At Trade Deadline

Realistically, the New York Mets could be a .500 team if everything breaks right. That’s an improvement of at least one more victory a month, which isn’t unrealistic. However, let’s say it unravels early for them and it becomes apparent they have no shot at a wild card berth much less finishing at .500 or better. […]

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