Collins Says Duda Is His Guy At 1B, Davis Will Remain On Bench

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April 4

Lucas Duda is now the starting first baseman for the Mets and will hold onto the job for a significant period of time.

Ike Davis will remain on the roster according to Terry Collins who also said he considered Duda his guy at first base all along.

Collins also said that Josh Satin will not be in a straight platoon with Duda, which means less playing time for him as well.

Collins believes Davis can be a great bench player. .

April 3

Terry Collins told reporters that he’s picking one first baseman and sticking with him, beginning on Friday. Collins wouldn’t announce who it would be, but did say that he would play him for a while.

Both Lucas Duda and Ike Davis played today with the latter singling late in the game for the first and only hit from the first base position in three games.  The Mets have started three different first baseman in that span.

This is so ridiculous….

The fact they thought they could get away with a three-man platoon at first base to begin the season in the first place makes me question just how smart these guys really are. Everyone knew this was doomed to failure except for them.

Well the good news is that this three-headed-monster experiment will end after three games instead of three weeks.

I just hope whomever they decide on means the other one goes straight to Triple-A Las Vegas. We don’t need anyone looking glum and feeling sorry for themselves in that dugout.

Can you believe that we’re only three games into the season and that we’ve had this much drama already?

Why can’t they just be normal for a few days, as we can all use the mental break.


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