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LUCAS DUDA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Extending Lucas Duda now is questionable

After emerging as the starting first basemen after being placed in a platoon within a platoon, it has been reported by David Lennon (of Newsday) that the Mets are hoping to extend Lucas Duda. The 29-year-old had a breakout season last year, hitting 30 homers complimented by a .253 average with a .349 OBP, and was rewarded for it this offseason, by signing a one-year deal worth ...
Via Mets360.com
47 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Mets Discussing Long-Term Contract With Lucas Duda

Joel Sherman of the NY Post reported today that the Mets are in conversation with first basemen Lucas Duda on a contract extension. Duda described it as “preliminary talks” and it was also noted that there would be no negotiations after Opening Day. The 29-year old had a breakout year in 2014, hitting 30 home runs and producing 92 runs-batted-in. He is due to make $4.2 million...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mets Talking Long-Term Contract With Lucas Duda

Joel Sherman of the NY Post reported today that the Mets are in conversation with first basemen Lucas Duda on a contract extension. Duda described it as “preliminary talks” and it was also noted that there would be no negotiations after Opening Day. The 29-year old had a breakout year in 2014, hitting 30 home runs and producing 92 runs-batted-in. He is due to make $4.2 million...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda is the key to success in 2015 for the Mets

Baseball is a game of adjustments. Players adjust to the league. The league adjusts in response to a player s success. The constant strategy is endless. No where is this statement any truer than in the batter’s box. Expert analysts break down every pitch as if it had championship aspirations riding on them. Often, they do. For the 2015 New York Mets, adjustments will be a major...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda To Start Against Lefties

Adam Rubin (ESPN) reported that the Mets now plan on starting Lucas Duda against left-handed pitching this year.  “He just faced two of the best lefties in the game and went up there with a great approach,” said manager Terry Collins, who was referring to Duda’s recent success against AL veteran southpaws David Price and C.C. Sabathia.  For the Mets first baseman though...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda’s early struggles should not prompt concern

Lucas Duda Saturday afternoon slashed his first hit against left-handed pitching this spring, an opposite field single against the Detroit Tigers’ left-handed starting pitcher David Price. Duda is a notoriously poor hitter against left-handed pitching, owning a career .292 on-base percentage and .317 slugging percentage. He hits right-handed pitching much better, to the tune of...
Via Around Citi
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury Updates: Duda Making Progress, d’Arnaud Making Trip To Disney

Here are some injury updates from Port St. Lucie: Catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who cut his left ring finger Sunday did not play, but will make the trip Tuesday to Disney against Atlanta. Lucas Duda was cranking them out Monday in batting practice. Duda, who was sidelined for nearly three weeks with a strained left intercostal muscle, will hit again Tuesday. Second baseman Daniel Murphy...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda is posed to break out…again

The now $4.2 million-richer Lucas Duda had a coming out party in 2014, belting 30 home runs, driving in 92 runs with an OPS of .830, an ISO of .228 and a WRC+ of 136. He excelled in both standard and advanced metrics and most importantly, created an affordable, viable cleanup hitter for the Mets to build around moving forward. Now the new script goes, if Duda can recreate those...
Via Mets360.com
February 10, 2015  |  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...
Via Mets360.com
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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