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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....

Mets 101 Game Preview: Cincinnati Reds at New York Mets
April 5th, 2014 at 12:55 PM
It took four games, but the New York Mets finally broke into the win column last night. The Mets defeated the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on a rainy night to open up their three game series. Lucas Duda powered the Mets to victory, clubbing a pair of two run homers just...

Duda’s Homers Lift Mets Over Reds 4-3
April 5th, 2014 at 12:06 AM
The New York Mets (1-3) picked up their first win of the 2014 season Friday night over the Cincinnati Reds (1-3) by a score of 4-3 at Citi Field. Newly appointed first baseman Lucas Duda made his presence felt with two home runs that ultimately gave the Amazins the offense...

Mets 101 Game Preview: Cincinnati Reds at New York Mets
April 4th, 2014 at 6:35 PM
The New York Mets (0-3) will look to pick up their first win of the 2014 season as they welcome the Cincinnati Reds (1-2) to Citi Field Friday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7 PM. The big lineup news of the afternoon came at first base, as manager Terry Collins...

Mets 101 Game Preview: Washington Nationals at New York Mets
April 3rd, 2014 at 12:06 PM
After dropping the first two games of their season, the New York Mets are looking to avoid a season opening sweep. The Mets will look to salvage the finale of their three game set with the Washington Nationals this afternoon at Citi Field. Zack Wheeler will make his season debut...

Mets 101 2014 Season Preview Roundtable
March 30th, 2014 at 4:54 PM
With the 2014 regular season set to kick off tomorrow afternoon, the New York Mets are facing an interesting year. 2014 was eyed by the Mets as a year to move back towards contention after three years of rebuilding under general manager Sandy Alderson's watch. The Mets certainly made a few...

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...

New York Mets Drop First Two Exhibition Contests
March 1st, 2014 at 4:56 PM
The Mets kicked off their spring training slate on Friday afternoon with a matchup against the Washington Nationals. They lost that contest 5-4, and lost another game today with the Miami Marlins 8-1. While spring training results are meaningless, the games do offer some clues on key performers to watch...

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...

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 Settle Arbitration Cases with Six Players
January 18th, 2014 at 7:57 PM
As Sandy Alderson wraps up his fourth offseason as general manager of the New York Mets, the matter of arbitration eligible players has come up. Every year, each club has to exchange salary figures with players eligible for salary arbitration. The Mets ended up with seven players eligible for arbitration...

New York Mets Figure to Be Busy at Winter Meetings
December 9th, 2013 at 4:02 PM
Baseball's Winter Meetings kicked off today at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin hotels in Orlando, Florida and there figures to be a flurry of activity. After some big dominoes fell in both free agency and the trade market last week. baseball executives will look to shape the rest of...

Report: Daniel Murphy on Trading Block at Winter Meetings
December 8th, 2013 at 8:28 PM
It looks as if Ike Davis and Lucas Duda may not be the only players on the trade block for the New York Mets. General Manager Sandy Alderson held a press conference at the Winter Meetings in Orlando this evening, and made some comments implying that Eric Young Jr, displaced...

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...

Jeff Wilpon: Only Four Players Locks for 2014
October 30th, 2013 at 1:54 PM
Many pundits and scribes have attempted to figure out the core players for the New York Mets. The list has varied over the course of the 2013 season, but the core (at least for 2014) has finally been identified by a key organization official. Jeff Wilpon, son of owner Fred...

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...

Mets 101 Season in Review: Offense
October 1st, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Now that the 2013 season has concluded, Mets 101 will be taking a look at how the New York Mets performed in the 2013 season. Over the next three days we will look at how the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen performed over the course of the season. Today we...

Mets 101 Minor League Mondays Season in Review: Gulf Coast Mets
September 30th, 2013 at 11:42 PM
After a one-year hiatus, the Gulf Coast League Mets returned to action in 2013, once again playing out of the Mets Spring Training headquarters in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The cash-strapped franchise had cut the program in a cost-saving maneuver but GM Sandy Alderson saw the need to reinstate the...