Tag: Lucas Duda

As Opening Day Beckons, Mets Still Have A Very Unsettled Batting Order

An article by posted on March 23, 2013 0 Comments
As Opening Day Beckons, Mets Still Have A Very Unsettled Batting Order

There must be times Mets manager Terry Collins sits in his office with the door shut, puts his head in his head and wonders how he is going to handle his team. There are probably times he thinks retirement might not be such a bad thing. In most camps, positions and batting orders are set […]

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Mets Rotation Facing Huge Hurdles Ahead Of Season Opener

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Rotation Facing Huge Hurdles Ahead Of Season Opener

The worst-case scenario seems imminent for the Mets. They faced a myriad of pitching questions entering spring training, including: Johan Santana’s availability after shoulder surgery; Dillon Gee coming off surgery to repair an injury to his shoulder; and injury-prone Shaun Marcum. All three have been answered in the negative. One would think a free agent […]

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Spinsanity! Collins Calls Valdespin A Changed Man, Says He’ll Bat Leadoff!

An article by posted on March 20, 2013 0 Comments
Spinsanity! Collins Calls Valdespin A Changed Man, Says He’ll Bat Leadoff!

Mets manager Terry Collins was a guest on WFAN this afternoon and lets just say that his whole demeanor about outfielder Jordany Valdespin has done a complete 180. Collins said that Valdespin is the leading candidate to hit in the leadoff spot for the Mets on Opening Day and whenever the Mets are facing a […]

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Duda’s Bat Is Showing Signs Of Life

An article by posted on March 20, 2013 0 Comments
Duda’s Bat Is Showing Signs Of Life

Lucas Duda got off to one of the more forgettable starts that a player can have when spring training opened up back in February. In fact, for the month of February, he was 1/10 at the plate with seven strikeouts. With numbers like those, fans began to question whether Duda would ever be able to put it together […]

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Harvey and d’Arnaud Give Mets A Glimpse Into Their Future

An article by posted on March 19, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey and d’Arnaud Give Mets A Glimpse Into Their Future

A few years from now, or perhaps in July, this battery could be a big deal. Matt Harvey and Travis d’Arnaud represent the Mets’ future, and today they provided a glimpse. Harvey, already in the rotation, gave up two runs in 5.1 innings and was backed by two hits and two runs scored by d’Arnaud in a […]

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Hefner Solid Against Braves, Murphy Making Progress, Duda Hitting With Authority Again

An article by posted on March 15, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Solid Against Braves, Murphy Making Progress, Duda Hitting With Authority Again

Jeremy Hefner, the likely replacement for Johan Santana in the rotation, gave up two homers this afternoon but rebounded to strike out the last six hitters he faced in the Mets’ 5-2 victory over Atlanta. Hefner had a solid line of two runs on five hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in five innings. Even so, […]

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Who’s Down For Matt den Dekker Making The Team?

An article by posted on March 12, 2013 0 Comments
Who’s Down For Matt den Dekker Making The Team?

Do you remember when Citi Field opened the Mets vowed they they were going to build around pitching and defense? Then, they immediately signed Jason Bay, who played well defensively, but that wasn’t the point. Enter Matt den Dekker, who doesn’t have the inside track at making the team as the center fielder despite being the […]

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Inside The Mets’ Clubhouse; Past and Present

An article by posted on March 9, 2013 0 Comments
Inside The Mets’ Clubhouse; Past and Present

Good Saturday morning. A little talk in the clubhouse about Team USA losing last night to Mexico. The operative word being “little.’’ I’ve only been here a few days, but trust me on this one, after doing 20 some Spring Trainings the days are usually all alike. We’re usually in the clubhouse by 7:45 in […]

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2013 Mets – I Wanna Be In Pictures

An article by posted on March 4, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets – I Wanna Be In Pictures

I thought we’d have a little fun last week, so I asked some of our writers to tell me what Hollywood Movies came to mind when asked to consider the 2013 Mets outfield, our starting rotation, David Wright, Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins. Some of the responses I got back were pretty hilarious. Check ‘em […]

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Den Dekker Stands To Gain If Nieuwenhuis Lands On DL

An article by posted on March 4, 2013 0 Comments
Den Dekker Stands To Gain If Nieuwenhuis Lands On DL

Opportunity could be knocking for Matt den Dekker if Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ knee injury turns out to be more serious than just a bruise. We’ll know more on that later today. The Mets will consider all their options if Nieuwenhuis were to miss any significant time, but one could make a strong argument that den Dekker could have […]

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