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Category: ‘First Basemen’

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...

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...