Tag: Lucas Duda

Are Mets Capable of a 40 WAR Season and Going to the Playoffs?

An article by posted on February 17, 2015 0 Comments
Are Mets Capable of a 40 WAR Season and Going to the Playoffs?

Mark Simon of ESPN,  took to GM Sandy Alderson’s “10 win” comments from earlier this month and decided to measure that improvement in WAR.  After compiling a total of 29.6 WAR last year (ESPN WAR not FanGraphs), a 10 win improvement would put the Mets a shade under an overall total of 40.  According to Simon,”nine teams […]

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Wheeler Emerging As Confident Cornerstone

An article by posted on February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Wheeler Emerging As Confident Cornerstone

Kevin Kernan (New York Post) collected the thoughts of one of NY’s emerging young pitchers, Zack Wheeler, who has become more vocal this offseason as the team approaches what should be a turning point.  2015 is being presented as the year when excuses will be laid to rest and winning will be restored. “…Wheeler likes […]

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Numbers Point To A Big Season For Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on January 26, 2015 0 Comments
Numbers Point To A Big Season For Travis d’Arnaud

Very few backstops have the ability to manipulate the strike zone and manufacture K’s like Travis d’Arnaud. That talent immediately caught the eye of the Mets front office following his 2013 debut.  His quick hands translates at the plate into raw power and bat speed. There were obstacles and defensive flaws that d’Arnaud had to hurdle last […]

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Mets Captain Is Locked On, Wright Says Playoffs Or Bust

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Captain Is Locked On, Wright Says Playoffs Or Bust

Kevin Kernan of the NY Post caught up with David Wright who is swinging a bat again pain free and insists he is right where he needs to be for 2015, a season in which he expects to be playing in October. “I fully expect us to be in the playoffs,” the 32-year-old Wright said. […]

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Murphy, Duda, Mejia, Gee, Tejada File For Arbitration

An article by posted on January 13, 2015 0 Comments
Murphy, Duda, Mejia, Gee, Tejada File For Arbitration

As expected, Jenrry Mejia, Dillon Gee, Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada were among the 172 players who filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday. MLB teams now have until Friday to submit their bids for each player, although keep in mind both sides can still negotiate before their arbitration hearings and agree to a deal. […]

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Duda Training In Port St. Lucie, Hoping To Find His Groove Against LHP

An article by posted on January 9, 2015 0 Comments
Duda Training In Port St. Lucie, Hoping To Find His Groove Against LHP

While New York City continues to endure bitter freezing temperatures and icy cold arctic winds, down in Port St. Lucie, Florida the weather is sunny and perfect as the first signs of Spring Training begin to emerge. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets’ offseason strength and conditioning camp is back in […]

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Projecting The Mets Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on December 25, 2014 0 Comments
Projecting The Mets Opening Day Roster

With the Mets offseason essentially over, here’s my first stab at our projected Opening Day Roster. Starting Rotation Matt Harvey – The Mets ace will start the home opener. Jacob deGrom – Look for Act II to be just as special. Jon Niese – No way Mets go with five righties in rotation. Zack Wheeler […]

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Duda Represented The Mets Well In Japan

An article by posted on December 5, 2014 0 Comments
Duda Represented The Mets Well In Japan

The legend of Lucas Duda had already reached Japan by the time the Mets first baseman touched down in Kansai International Airport, but the journey ahead of him would certainly be special.  The Hulk had himself a trip overseas, playing as a member of MLB’s All-Star team and also enjoying time off the field with […]

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Oakland A’s Acquire Ike Davis

An article by posted on November 23, 2014 0 Comments
Oakland A’s Acquire Ike Davis

The saga of Ike Davis lives on.  ESPN’s Adam Rubin has reported that the Oakland A’s acquired the former Met from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for International signing money.  This will be the embattled slugger’s third team in less than a year’s time. A’s GM Billy Beane jumped right away to pick up the […]

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Can We Pencil Lucas Duda In For 30 Home Runs Next Year?

An article by posted on October 9, 2014 0 Comments
Can We Pencil Lucas Duda In For 30 Home Runs Next Year?

Lucas Duda and Ike Davis rode on very different paths to the major leagues. Davis was a first-round draft pick in 2008 while Duda had to wait until round seven to hear his name read one year earlier. Big things were expected from Davis who has a major league pedigree in place. Duda always seemed […]

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