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Mets 360 May 30, 2016

Mets Minors: Dominic Smith chose a bad time to slump

A few weeks ago Dominic Smith was starting to show some additional power and was on a real roll. It had reached the point where I began to wonder if Smith might push Lucas Duda into the trade market by…Read more →
MetsBlog May 29, 2016

Mets expected to activate Loney on Tuesday

The New York Mets are expected to activate first baseman James Loney on Tuesday as a replacement for the injured Lucas Duda.
CSN Philly May 28, 2016

More MLB Notes: First baseman James Loney traded from Padres to Mets

NEW YORK -- The Mets have found help at first base following Lucas Dudas injury, acquiring veteran James Loney from the San Diego Padres for
Gaslamp Ball May 28, 2016

James Loney Acquired by Mets

Former Dodger was a Ray before almost becoming a Padre but now will be a Met. Did you catch all that? As suspected last week, the Mets have found their short-term solution at first base by reaching an agreement with the Padres to acquire veteran James Loney. The U-T's Dennis Lin reports that he was traded for "cash considerations", which could mean little more than a goodwill gesture on the Padres' behalf to earn some brownie points with Mets' brass. Lucas Duda was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back, which placed the Mets in a position of need with Duda likely out for the...
New York Post May 28, 2016

Mets get veteran James Loney to fill first base void

The Mets have found their left-handed replacement for Lucas Duda: James Loney. Loney, 32, was released by the Rays this spring and has been with the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate in El Paso, Texas, where he had an OPS of .797 in 169 plate appearances. He was acquired Saturday for cash and likely will join the...
MetsBlog May 28, 2016

Alderson, Mets to look at outside options for first base

The Mets plan to look at outside options to fill the first base spot while Lucas Duda is on the disabled list, reports ESPN New York's Adam Rubin.
Mets 360 May 27, 2016

Is Wilmer Flores the answer at first base?

With cleanup hitter and first baseman Lucas Duda expected to be out four-to-six weeks with a stress fracture in his lower back, the Mets find themselves in quite a pickle. When the season began, the Mets front office thought they…Read more →
Gaslamp Ball May 26, 2016

Mets Interested in James Loney?

Padres AAA veteran depth could become future prospect trade fodder. The New York Mets are in a pinch, with their starting first baseman Lucas Duda on the disabled list for an indefinite amount of time after suffering a stress fracture in his back. Only a half-game out of first place in the NL East, the Mets certainly are pushing for another World Series appearance, so the loss of a power bat is a huge concern. Their current roster options of Eric Campbell and Ty Kelly both profile as career replacement players, so they're certainly wishing they had Daniel Murphy around right now. ...
MetsBlog May 24, 2016

Mets are curious about Loney, Loney is curious about Mets

In an effort to find a fill-in for Lucas Duda, the Mets are curious about James Loney's availability, according to NY Post reporter Joel Sherman.
MetsBlog May 24, 2016

'Matt Harvey wants to pitch, wants to fight,' says Terry Collins

The Mets considered skipping Harvey's next turn, but after a meeting with the pitcher, manager Terry Collins believes he can work through his issues.
Newark Star-Ledger May 24, 2016
Mets not interested in Nick Swisher but curious about James Loney, report says

Mets not interested in Nick Swisher but curious about James Loney, report says

Here are some more external candidates the Mets could consider to replace Lucas Duda at first base.
MetsBlog May 24, 2016

Seven external options to fill in for Duda

Here are seven players - and more - that could interest the Mets, if they're open to making a trade or signing to find a fill in for Lucas Duda.
New York Post May 24, 2016

The obvious place to start Mets’ first base search

The simplest move the Mets can make to replace Lucas Duda would be to turn to James Loney. He is at Triple-A with the Padres, hitting .333. He is allowed to leave if he has a major league job elsewhere. As of Tuesday morning, the Mets had not reached out for him, but his representatives...
Newark Star-Ledger May 24, 2016

Could Yankees, Mets trade work with Lucas Duda out?

Nick Swisher, Chris Parmelee could be fill-ins for Mets
MetsBlog May 24, 2016

Replacing Duda: Internal options

Eric Campbell and Ty Kelly will likely get the bulk of at bats this week filling in for Duda, but what are the teams long-term options?

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