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Category: ‘First Basemen’

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...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Top New York Mets Prospects #3-Dominic Smith
February 14th, 2014 at 12:34 PM
Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in time for 2014. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets (i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown from number seven and work our way to number one over the course...

New York Mets to Hold First Base Competition in Camp
February 4th, 2014 at 10:52 AM
The New York Mets improved significantly in the offseason. While the Mets added a bunch of free agents to try and improve their roster, one area that remains a huge question mark heading into spring training is first base. The Mets spent the majority of the offseason trying to deal...

New York Mets Re-Sign Daisuke Matsuzaka to Minor League Deal
January 24th, 2014 at 4:20 PM
The New York Mets are continuing to work hard on boosting their pitching depth. After adding starting pitcher John Lannan on a minor league deal earlier in the week, the Mets added a familiar face. The team announced today that they have re-signed starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to a minor league...

New York Mets Expected to Bring Ike Davis to Spring Training
January 6th, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Much of General Manager Sandy Alderson's mission this winter has been to find a new home for first baseman Ike Davis. Davis, who is coming off a subpar season, has been shopped by the New York Mets for the last several weeks to little success. Given the dwindling days before spring...

Report: Scott Boras Trying to Get New York Mets in on Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales
December 22nd, 2013 at 4:27 PM
The New York Mets have been relatively quiet since signing Curtis Granderson and Bartolo Colon two weeks ago. The Mets have indicated they are probably done with big ticket free agent purchases, instead focusing their efforts on the trade market. While the Mets have been busy trying to deal Ike...

The Latest on the Ike Davis Market
December 16th, 2013 at 4:41 PM
Ike Davis trade rumors seem to be popping up every day for the New York Mets. The Mets have been actively shopping Davis throughout the winter, and seem to have at least some interest from several teams. The two teams who reportedly had the strongest interest in Davis were the...

Josh Satin Learning to Play the Outfield
December 15th, 2013 at 3:05 PM
One thing that the New York Mets have valued under GM Sandy Alderson's watch is versatility. Alderson's approach to roster building is all about maximum flexibility, and players who can fill multiple roles give Alderson multiple options to improve the team. Josh Satin has taken his GM's approach to heart...

Report: Milwaukee Brewers Could Make Move for Ike Davis Soon
December 12th, 2013 at 4:05 PM
The market for first basemen got a little clearer at the winter meetings, when the Seattle Mariners grabbed two of the top players available at the position. The Mariners signed Corey Hart to a one year contract and also acquired Logan Morrison from the Miami Marlins, taking away two potential...

Report: New York Mets May Trade Ike Davis or Lucas Duda at Winter Meetings
December 8th, 2013 at 1:16 PM
The New York Mets officially kicked off their offseason with a major splash on Friday, signing outfielder Curtis Granderson to a four year contract worth 60 million dollars. That puts the team in position to upgrade other areas of their roster at this week's Winter Meetings, which are set to kick...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: Josh Satin
November 20th, 2013 at 1:26 PM
Now that the 2013 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (David Aardsma) to Y (Eric Young Jr) as...

Mets 101 Minor League Mondays Affiliate Review: Binghamton Mets
November 4th, 2013 at 8:03 PM
Now that the 2013 minor league baseball season has come to a close, Mets 101 will take a look at all levels of the team's farm system. We will start with the rookie league Gulf Coast Mets and work our way all the way up the ladder to Triple-A Las Vegas. We'll...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: Lucas Duda
October 21st, 2013 at 8:23 AM
Now that the 2013 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (David Aardsma) to Y (Eric Young...

New York Mets Should Be Active in Trade Market This Winter
October 8th, 2013 at 11:35 AM
The New York Mets will have a lot of work to do if they plan on improving their team this winter. The Mets front office plans to spend money to upgrade the team's offense, and as such the Mets are expected to dive into the free agent market. While there...

New York Mets First Rounder Dominic Smith Impresses in First Pro Season
September 10th, 2013 at 11:24 PM
Back in June, the Mets used their first round draft pick, #11 overall, a pick they so closely guarded throughout numerous offseason free agent rumors, to draft an eighteen year old first baseman Dominic Smith out of Sierra High School in Gardena, California. There, Smith was a four-year starter, accumulating...