Tag: Lucas Duda

Seven Mets Players File For Arbitration

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
Seven Mets Players File For Arbitration

The Major League Baseball Players announced that  Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis, Bobby Parnell, Dillon Gee, Eric Young Jr., Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada all filed for salary arbitration today. The Mets can still settle with one or more of these players before their hearing, but once it goes to arbitration, an arbitrator will choose only one of the two figures exchanged by the […]

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Daniel Murphy Can Be The Key To Improved Run Production

An article by posted on January 14, 2014 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Can Be The Key To Improved Run Production

The New York Mets ranked eleventh out of fifteen National league teams in runs scored with 619.  Ironically enough, they also ranked eleventh in home runs.  Hitting the long ball has been a struggle the past few seasons for players not named David Wright.  Some may point to David’s 18 home runs last season as […]

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Mets Had One Of The Best Under The Radar Offseasons

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Had One Of The Best Under The Radar Offseasons

Mike Petriello of ESPN (Insider Subscription) writes that the Mets had one of the best under-the-radar offseasons by signing Curtis Granderson and Chris Young to upgrade their outfield defense. For most of the first third of 2013, he writes, the corner outfielders in New York were Lucas Duda in left and Marlon Byrd in right, flanking a rotating combination of Rick Ankiel, Collin Cowgill, Jordany Valdespin and Kirk […]

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A Satin and Davis Platoon At First Base Could Prove Very Productive

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
A Satin and Davis Platoon At First Base Could Prove Very Productive

Kenny asks… Let’s say the Mets don’t trade Ike Davis and he’s with the team come Spring Training, does it mean that Josh Satin is out of a job? Joe D. replies… There’s still plenty of time for the Mets to trade Davis, but let’s assume they end up keeping him. My hunch is that […]

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Can Ike Davis Win The First Base Job For The Mets in 2014?

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
Can Ike Davis Win The First Base Job For The Mets in 2014?

So it seems the Mets are prepared to go into spring training and have Ike Davis and Lucas Duda duking it out to see who the Mets’ first baseman is in 2014. They’re both lefties, so there is no platoon scenario here. At the end of spring, one of those two men will be standing […]

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Mets Expect Ike Davis To Be In Camp With Team This Spring

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 3 Comments
Mets Expect Ike Davis To Be In Camp With Team This Spring

Adam Rubin reports that Mets insiders now expect Ike Davis will be in spring training with the team while cautioning they are willing to reengage the Pittsburgh Pirates or Milwaukee Brewers or any other club in search of a first baseman in trade talks in the six weeks before pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 15. Sources add that Davis genuinely does […]

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Can Lucas Duda Lock Down The First Base Job For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Can Lucas Duda Lock Down The First Base Job For The Mets?

Who’s on first? That’s the second time this week that I’ve started off an article with that sentence, and it’s simply because the first base position is still very convoluted for the Mets with Ike Davis in the mix. It’s my belief that the Mets have no intention of heading into the 2014 season with […]

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Mets, Orioles Discussed Davis, Murphy And Duda

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets, Orioles Discussed Davis, Murphy And Duda

Talks between the Mets and Orioles were not just limited to Ike Davis says Educardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun. In addition to Davis, the two teams also discussed Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda, however as was the case with Ike, negotiations never got very far due to the Mets intent on acquiring a top pitching […]

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First Base Frustrations? Don’t Panic.

An article by posted on January 1, 2014 3 Comments
First Base Frustrations?  Don’t Panic.

While it may frustrate the fan base that that New Year has rolled around and there has not been a resolution to the First Base situation, not making a trade may be the wisest move of all. The adage in the stock market is Buy Low, Sell High. If the Mets First Base situation was […]

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Latest On Ike Davis And His Shrinking Market

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 1 Comment
Latest On Ike Davis And His Shrinking Market

On Monday, the Pirates announced that have acquired first baseman Chris McGuiness from the Texas Rangers for righthander Miles Mikolas. McGuiness, 25, is coming off his first Triple-A season where he batted .246 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI in 104 games last season for Round Rock. His plate discipline led to an on-base percentage of .369 and an OPS […]

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