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New York Mets Will Need Lucas Duda to Keep Hitting with David Wright Out
April 16th, 2015 at 9:59 AM
One of the New York Mets' hottest hitters at the start of the season has been first baseman Lucas Duda. Entering Wednesday night's game with the Philadelphia Phillies, Duda was hitting .345 to lead the team. Duda also has driven in five runs even though he has yet to homer,...

New York Mets, Lucas Duda Shelve Contract Talks for Now
April 6th, 2015 at 9:15 AM
The New York Mets and Lucas Duda were unable to reach agreement on a long term extension before the season began. As a result, both sides have chosen to shelve the talks for now, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. The talks were halted so that Duda could focus on...

Report: New York Mets Talking Contract Extension with Lucas Duda
March 29th, 2015 at 5:43 AM
In an interesting development, it appears the New York Mets are willing to discuss a contract extension with first baseman Lucas Duda. The talks, first reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post, could see the Mets looking to lock Duda up to a contract that will buy out...

Dilson Herrera and Dominic Smith Also Rank in Top 10 of MLB.Com Positional Rankings for Prospects
January 27th, 2015 at 3:32 PM
MLB.com has been releasing their positional rankings for minor league prospects over the past week and a half as they get ready for the 2015 season. As we reported earlier in the week, three Mets prospects (Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, and Kevin Plawecki) ranked inside the top 10 at their...

New York Mets Add John Mayberry Jr on One Year Deal
December 11th, 2014 at 3:07 PM
It took a few days, but the New York Mets have a new acquisition from the Winter Meetings. The move isn't a marquee one like a trade for Dillon Gee or adding a shortstop, but will help to solidify the Mets' bench. The Mets have inked outfielder John Mayberry Jr...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: Josh Satin
November 10th, 2014 at 5:51 PM
Now that the 2014 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have already taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen. We will now take a look at every player on the active roster from A (Bobby Abreu) to Y (Eric Young Jr)...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: Lucas Duda
October 18th, 2014 at 12:20 PM
Now that the 2014 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have already taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen. We will now take a look at every player on the active roster from A (Bobby Abreu) to Y (Eric Young Jr)...

New York Mets 101 2014 MVP Award: Lucas Duda
October 6th, 2014 at 5:45 PM
As we put a bow on our initial reviews of the 2014 New York Mets' season, the time has come to crown our MVP for the season. The choice for this year's award wasn't as clear cut as it was in our first two years handing out this hardware. R.A....

Mets 101 Met of the Month, July 2014: Lucas Duda
August 2nd, 2014 at 8:02 AM
Awarding the Met of the Month for July 2014 was not an easy task. The New York Mets had a number of pitchers deliver strong performances in July. Jacob deGrom went 4-1 with a 1.39 ERA in five starts, while Zack Wheeler went 3-0 with a 1.67 ERA in that...

Lucas Duda Coming into His Own at First Base for New York Mets
July 27th, 2014 at 8:16 PM
The New York Mets have had a problem at first base for several years now. Ike Davis, who was supposed to be the long term solution when he was drafted in 2008, was never able to put it together in New York and got traded away in April. Once Davis...

Minor League Mondays: 2013 First Rounder Dominic Smith Holding His Own with Savannah Sand Gnats
July 7th, 2014 at 8:19 AM
One of the more highly touted first round picks in years for the New York Mets was made last season. The pick, which was expected to be highly scrutinized since General Manager Sandy Alderson refused to part with it to sign Michael Bourn, resulted in high school first baseman Dominic Smith...

New York Mets Add Eric Campbell to Active Roster
May 10th, 2014 at 12:41 PM
The New York Mets are still tinkering with their bench to try and generate some more offense. They started the process yesterday by promoting Wilmer Flores to take over for Ruben Tejada at shortstop. The Mets added another hot hitter from the Las Vegas 51's this afternoon, infielder Eric Campbell. ***PHOTO1*** Campbell,...

Breaking News: New York Mets Deal Ike Davis to Pittsburgh Pirates
April 18th, 2014 at 7:18 PM
The New York Mets took a very long time to release their lineup on Friday night. Most teams typically release their lineups three hours before a game, so when 6:30 rolled around without a lineup people began to wonder if something was up. The Mets were planning on activating Chris...

Bobby Abreu’s Hot Start with Las Vegas Could Force New York Mets’ Hand
April 17th, 2014 at 1:16 PM
When the New York Mets signed outfielder Bobby Abreu to a minor league deal on April 1st, not much was made of the signing. Abreu has been a great player in the past, but at the age of 40 expectations were low for the veteran. Abreu has surprised at Triple-A Las...

New York Mets Need to Stick to First Base Plan
April 10th, 2014 at 12:32 PM
After last night's loss to the Atlanta Braves, manager Terry Collins announced that Ike Davis would get the start at first base Thursday night. It will be Davis' third start of the season, and one that is probably deserved since Davis has done well in limited playing time so far....

Lucas Duda Has Opportunity to Seize First Base Job for Good
April 5th, 2014 at 9:56 PM
When the New York Mets named Lucas Duda their starting first baseman, there was a collective groan from fans and pundits alike. While neither Duda or his competition, Ike Davis, was going to be a popular choice, some felt that Duda was being shoehorned into the position despite defensive deficiencies....

New York Mets Split Final Split Squad Games of Spring
March 23rd, 2014 at 6:18 PM
One of the unique quirks of spring training is the split squad game. The split squads allow major league teams to split their teams in half, giving them the opportunity to create more at bats and innings for players fighting to make the roster to show what they can do....

Ike Davis and Lucas Duda Return in 9-1 Victory for New York Mets
March 21st, 2014 at 5:44 PM
The expected first base battle for the New York Mets was slowed this spring due to injury. Prior to Friday's game, Ike Davis and Lucas Duda had totaled 13 combined at bats while battling injuries. Duda had missed time with a hamstring injury, while Davis dealt with a calf issue....

First Base Battle Disrupted by Injuries for New York Mets
March 10th, 2014 at 12:50 PM
One of the big headlines for the New York Mets this spring has been the battle for the first base job. Lucas Duda and Ike Davis were expected to spend much of the spring competing for that job, with manager Terry Collins even vowing to get Davis 100 at bats...

Mets 101 Camp Battles Series: First Base
February 24th, 2014 at 12:08 PM
This week at Mets 101, we are going to give you a look at some of the most important positional battles at training camp this season. While the New York Mets did upgrade their team by adding key free agents like Curtis Granderson and Bartolo Colon, they didn't find a...