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Putting Lucas Duda’s Season in Perspective

Lucas Duda burst onto the scene in 2011 with a stellar offensive season. “The Dude” finished his rookie season with a .292 batting average, .370 OBP and slugged .482 with an OPS of .852. After a couple of disappointing seasons, it seems as if Duda has come into his own. His 27 HRs currently rank 12th in all of baseball and 3rd in the NL, trailing only Giancarlo Stanton (36) and...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: reevaluating Travis d’Arnaud

The New York Mets scored 14 runs last night (!!) so it’s probably a good day to reflect on some offensive production. Specifically, it’s a good time to reevaluate Travis d’Arnaud. d’Arnaud’s struggles early in the season were very well documented and he certainly deserved the demotion he received. But he’s been a completely different player since he’s returned. A batting...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: 5 reasons Lucas Duda is becoming a top first baseman

Not much has gone right for the New York Mets this season. One thing that did was picking Lucas Duda over Ike Davis. Duda has shined in his first opportunity to be a full time first baseman. Granted he is in a bit of a slump at the moment but on the season as a whole, Duda has faired better than many expected (including myself). Here are some reasons that Duda should be considered...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda’s Career Day Leads Mets Past Dodgers

The often soft spoken Lucas Duda is turning into a solid first baseman right before our eyes. After the trade of Ike Davis, the job was handed to him and he hasn’t looked back since. We knew he could hit the long ball and his defense has looked more refined each and every day. Now he’s actually leading this team. On Sunday, Duda crushed a pair of home runs, his 25th and 26th...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda’s day has come

For years the debate raged on. Should the Mets keep Ike Davis or Lucas Duda as their first baseman?  Some thought that Duda was the clear-cut better choice, while others steadfastly defended Davis.  I flip-flopped my stance on Davis more times than your average Washington politician. Coming into this season, my stance was I thought that Davis had the higher potential, but Duda...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda emerging as the future of the Mets

Lucas Duda – Photo Credit – Chris Swann   Let’s face it, the 4th place New York Mets haven’t been a good team since two consecutive September collapses in 2007 and 08′. They have been rebuilding — although they might not admit it, since that time. Through all of these tough times, they have watched players like Johan Santana deteriorate due to injuries, Jose Reyes leave...
Via Hot Stove MLB
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Being aggressive: Why Lucas Duda is having a career season.

There have been a few articles from fellow Mets360 writers this week on Lucas Duda and I wanted to delve a bit deeper for those people who might have been interested as to exactly why Duda is having a career season. For the majority of Duda’s career, he’s been in a battle to fight for the right to be the Mets everyday first baseman. He’s shown lots of promise, such as in 2011...
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda is a key part to build around

With the season he is having, Lucas Duda has squarely put many of his detractors in the background. Duda has already posted career bests in home runs, RBI, doubles and runs scored with 56 games left to play and Terry Collins hinting that we might see Duda getting some starts against lefties. This is a huge change from last year at this time, where many doubted whether Duda was...
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The pros and cons of trading Lucas Duda

As the trade deadline draws uncomfortably close, the question looms whether or not the Mets will be buyers or sellers. Mets GM Sandy Alderson has been on record as saying the next ten games will decide the team’s fate. While there have been rumors abounding that link the Mets to trading veterans like Bartolo Colon and even All Star Daniel Murphy at one point, there is one player...
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Lucas Duda’s 446 Foot Blast Of A Home Run vs Seattle

With the Mets leading 2-1 in the top of the 8th inning, Lucas Duda came up to bat and put a charge into one that only landed because Safeco Field happened to get in the way. Your browser does not support iframes. The reaction as the ball was leaving the park from Seattle pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen was even better… Wilhelmsen's face after Duda's bomb says it all…. #Mets #Mariners...
Via The Daily Stache
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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