Thu, 29 May 2014 13:53:40 -0700
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda went 3-for-9 with two home runs and three RBIs in the three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he feels like he's starting to turn things around at the plate. "You can see he's a lot quieter at home plate," manager Terry Collins said of Duda. "He's the strongest guy in baseball for me. He doesn't need all that movement to create bat speed. I hope some of the adjustments he's made in the last seven days will start to help him out."
Fri, 09 May 2014 13:01:10 -0700
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda (illness) is in the hospital receiving IV fluids for a stomach bug Friday, May 9, and will not play.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure he's out of your lineups in all daily leagues.
Thu, 01 May 2014 16:27:11 -0700
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda is hitting cleanup for only the third time this year Thursday, May 1, and manager Terry Collins is hoping he can leave Duda there for the foreseeable future. "I'm hoping it sticks for quite a while. What I tried to do is bunch up guys who are getting on base and see if we can produce some runs in this place, because (the Rockies) are scoring enough runs, it's going to be tough to keep them down," Collins said.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:17:50 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he is considering moving 1B Lucas Duda to the cleanup spot in the batting order. "We've put a lot on Lucas' plate in the past week," Collins said about the reluctance to use Duda as a cleanup hitter now. "I don't want to pile on."
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:49:47 -0700
The New York Mets agreed to trade 1B Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, April 18. It's unknown what the Mets will receive in return.
Fantasy Tip: As Terry Collins has said already, Lucas Duda is now clearly the starting first baseman in New York. Josh Satin can mix in against tough lefties, but this is Duda's job all the way now. There's more reason to take a chance on Duda's power in mixed leagues.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:55:38 -0700
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda is still considered the starter at first base, but 1B Ike Davis has started there once in each series and got the start Wednesday, April 16. 1B Josh Satin has started three games against lefties. Duda is hitting .364 (8-for-22) with a home run and four RBIs in his last five starts, but manager Terry Collins said Davis received the nod Wednesday because of his history at Chase Field and the fact that he wanted to get Davis a start in his hometown.
Fantasy Tip: This is a situation to stay away from unless you're in an NL-only league. Duda is the guy to own if you must have one of the trio.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:04:03 -0700
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said 1Bs Lucas Duda and Ike Davis are unlikely to be sent down to make room on the roster for OF Chris Young (quadriceps) Friday, April 18.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:33:03 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he's committed to 1B Lucas Duda at first base, regardless of the team's outfield alignment.
Fantasy Tip: The Mets' outfield is ailing right now, but Duda will remain at first base. That's bad news for Ike Davis' playing time. Andrew Brown should see a short-term increase in playing time with Juan Lagares (hamstring) headed to the DL.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:52:00 -0700
Updating an earlier report, New York Mets OF Juan Lagares (hamstring) is likely headed to the disabled list due to a strained hamstring. 1B/OF Lucas Duda is likely to take over in left field, which will open up more time for 1B Ike Davis at first base.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:06:38 -0700
New York Mets OF Bobby Abreu is hitting .500 at Triple-A and may be a candidate to help the team quickly now that his April 30 opt-out deadline is approaching. If Abreu is called up, speculation is either 1B Ike Davis or OF Lucas Duda could be moved.