5:01 PM EDT, Mon September 01, 2014

Analysis: Will 2015 really be better?

NEW YORK -- Add Matt Harvey and Bobby Parnell to an already solid staff and the New York Mets should have playoff-caliber pitching in 2015. Still, it is entirely possible the glass-half-full outlook for next season is a mirage, and the Mets’ streak of consecutive losing seasons persists. Once Lucas Duda and Travis d’Arnaud began to produce this season, it seemed reasonable to assert that the Mets were a shortstop and left fielder away from becoming legitimate wild-card contenders.
New York Daily News Aug 25, 2014
The Duda Astounds: Mets' Lucas speaks softly, carries big bat

The Duda Astounds: Mets' Lucas speaks softly, carries big bat

Kirk Nieuwenhuis just laughed. The Mets outfielder had seen this before.With Lucas Duda putting up some startling numbers, reporters filtered into the clubhouse trying to learn something — anything — about the big, quiet first baseman.
New York Post Aug 25, 2014

Duda’s success a matter of timing, ex-coach says

Lucas Duda is the quiet man carrying a loud stick. A season that began with the Mets questioning whether Ike Davis or Duda should be the team’s starting first baseman...

Duda snubbed for NL honor

NEW YORK -- Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado claimed the NL Player of the Duda Arenado Week honor, beating Lucas Duda for the honor. Arenado hit .545 (12-for-22) with three solo homers and an MLB-best 1.045 slugging percentage for the week ending Sunday. Capped by a two-homer game Sunday at Dodger Stadium, Duda hit .348 (8-for-23) with five homers, 11 RBIs and a 1.000 slugging percentage.
MetsBlog Aug 25, 2014

Highlights: Triple play and home runs, Collins and Duda talk win

Terry Collins and Lucas Duda discuss the powerful bats that led the Mets to a 11-3 win over the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon >> Watch here The Mets turn a triple play in the sixth inning against the Dodgers by throwing out Yasiel Puig at home plate after a 5-4-3 double play >> Watch here […]
Mets 360 Aug 25, 2014

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…Read more →Related Posts:Lucas Duda or Ike Davis: Pick oneThe ballad of Lucas DudaHow long will Lucas Duda’s job be safe?It’s time to pick Duda or DavisWhat’s driving Lucas Duda’s surge? It’s…
Rotoworld Aug 24, 2014

Duda's two homers, five RBI lead Mets to win - Lucas Duda (1B) New York Mets

Lucas Duda went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI in the Mets' 11-3 trouncing of the Dodgers on Sunday.
Newsday Aug 24, 2014

Lucas Duda continues power surge with two home runs, career-high five RBIs

Mets slugger Lucas Duda grew up less than an hour away from Dodger Stadium, and he played collegiate baseball just across town at Southern California.
Newsday Aug 24, 2014

David Wright, Daniel Murphy injured during Mets' rout of Dodgers

Terry Collins sat near the railing of the Mets' dugout here, a perch that left him splashed in the Southern California sun. He should have been able to relax on a tension-free Sunday afternoon, when his team bashed four homers, two of them by Lucas Duda.
Newsday Aug 24, 2014

Video: Mets turn triple play

With help from Yasiel Puig, the Mets completed a 5-4-3-2 triple play as Lucas Duda threw out Puig trying to score from second on a routine double play.
MetsBlog Aug 22, 2014

Lucas Duda is tied for fourth-most home runs in the NL…

Matthew Cerrone: Duda hit a slider Wednesday off Jeff Samardzija, which missed the target up and in. Samardzija was missing his target all day, frankly, but Duda’s reactions have been so strong this year that he was able to adjust and fist it with authority over the wall in center field. Incredible job… Last year, […]
Newark Star-Ledger Aug 21, 2014

Mets: Lucas Duda is having a breakout year but won't tell you about it

Duda now fourth in the National League in home runs but his loud swing does more talking than he does. Learn about the Mets' quiet and dangerous first baseman
MetsBlog Aug 21, 2014

Opinion: Lucas Duda is two-thirds the player the Mets need him to be

Ben Berkon, Contributor to MetsBlog.com: Lucas Duda has exceeded expectations since Ike Davis was traded to the Pirates in May. To date, the 28-year-old Duda has an 11.8 percent walk rate with 22 home runs spanning 450 plate appearances, as well as a park-adjusted 136 wRC+. The notoriously poor fielder has even looked more nimble at first base, […]
MetsBlog Aug 21, 2014

Highlights: Campbell and Duda homer, Grandy RBI, Terry and Wheeler talk

Terry Collins and Zack Wheeler discuss the Mets’ 8-5 win against the A’s on Wednesday afternoon >> Watch here In the top of the third inning, Eric Campbell opens the scoring with a solo home run to put the Mets up 1-0 >> Watch here Lucas Duda homers to deep center, scoring Daniel Murphy and […]
Newark Star-Ledger Aug 21, 2014

Zack Wheeler, Lucas Duda lead Mets past Athletics, 8-5

Right-hander and brawny power hitter continue encouraging seasons for Mets

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