Tag: Lucas Duda

If Healthy, Who Knows What This Team Can Accomplish

An article by posted on April 9, 2012 0 Comments

Before Opening Day, there was a ton of negativity surrounding the Mets.  Regardless of the positive resolution to the Madoff lawsuit, fans and the media alike continued to be negative about the team and the Wilpons. With the team now going into their second series of the season against the Nationals, Mets fans actually have […]

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Has David Wright Regained His 2008 Form?

An article by posted on April 9, 2012 0 Comments
Has David Wright Regained His 2008 Form?

David Wright has begun the 2012 season on an absolute tear, first in the NL batting average, second in OBP behind Corey Hart, and three walks to zero strikeouts in nine at-bats. To boot, he has also already hit his first home run, and it was not aided by the fences being brought in. While […]

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Terry Collins Very Upset After Learning Tejada Is Out With Groin Strain

An article by posted on March 13, 2012 0 Comments
Terry Collins Very Upset After Learning Tejada Is Out With Groin Strain

Terry Collins showed some “signs of frustration” today and was “visibly upset” according to several reports after he learned that Ruben Tejada had been scratched from this afternoon’s game with an apparent groin injury. Mike Puma of the NY Post, reported that it “pushed the Mets manager over the edge.” A visibly irritated Collins said: “Shocker. It’s […]

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MMO Reader’s Observation On Duda vs. Votto

An article by posted on February 29, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Reader’s Observation On Duda vs. Votto

   Earlier today, in a post that debated the merits of Sandy Alderson’s comparison of Lucas Duda to Joey Votto, we ended up with over 250+ comments. As sometimes happens here, the conversation veered into something completely off topic, in this case a discussion between batting average versus on-base percentage. However there was one reader who […]

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Hits & Misses: Eyes On Mazzoni, Havens’ Ailing Back, Poor Howard…

An article by posted on February 29, 2012 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Eyes On Mazzoni, Havens’ Ailing Back, Poor Howard…

No big news coming out of St. Lucie today, just the regular drills and more “ITBSOML” stories. But when it comes to our team, no news is good news, right? * * * * * * * * Andy McCullough passed this along and I thought it was worth noting. “I’ve now heard a few […]

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Lucas Duda: This Guy Is Going To Be A Monster

An article by posted on February 25, 2012 0 Comments
Lucas Duda: This Guy Is Going To Be A Monster

When Sandy Alderson was asked what his expectations were for Lucas Duda last week on Twitter, he responded, “OPS, High OBP and big power. He put on another show in BP today.” I loved Terry Collins’ take much better. After watching his right fielder take a few pitches over the fence and out of the […]

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Mets Minors Q&A With Seedlings To Stars – Part Two

An article by posted on February 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Minors Q&A With Seedlings To Stars – Part Two

Here is the second and final part of the Q & A I conducted with Wally Fish and Nathaniel Stoltz, two of the guys behind the great baseball site Seedlings To Stars. Who is most likely the shortstop of the future for the Mets Jordany Valdespin or Danny Muno? Nathaniel: I have to take Valdespin […]

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New York Metropolitans Preview: Potential! Potential?

An article by posted on February 15, 2012 0 Comments

I sat down in front of my laptop excited and ready to start this article, because for me personally this is the equivalent of Pitchers and Catchers. And yes I purposely anointed that wonderful title a proper noun. For all those who still own an actual calendar whip out those sharpies and mark off February […]

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What Will We See Out Of Lucas Duda in 2012

An article by posted on February 13, 2012 0 Comments
What Will We See Out Of Lucas Duda in 2012

After struggling in 29 games in 2010, Lucas Duda came roaring back in 2011, posting a .292 batting average in 100 games played over 301 at-bats. Duda stroked 21 doubles, 10 home runs and 50 RBI, and showed he could be a nice cog in the Mets lineup. So after a nice showing last year from […]

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Why Not Move Jason Bay to RF?

An article by posted on January 23, 2012 0 Comments

Lucas Duda’s lack of defensive ability anywhere on the field has been a big cause for concern between many Mets fans, bloggers, and people in baseball. Many feel Duda is a bat without a position, so he is similar to Daniel Murphy except Duda shows even less general athleticism and doesn’t slot in well to […]

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