There’s plenty more to prove, but there is no longer — by any stretch of the imagination — a hole at first base. Duda is the guy moving forward, and the Mets can now say that with authority and confidence.
Assuming nothing drastic happens over the final two weeks of the season — such as deGrom allowing eight runs in consecutive starts — the right-hander should edge the speedy Hamilton.
The Bombers spent nearly $500 million in the offseason and this was the year that the Mets were finally expected to contend. Let’s just say it hasn’t worked out for either party.
Without further ado, here are seven major-league ballparks that are better — for a variety of reasons — than Citi Field and Yankee Stadium.
Fast forward to mid-August, and Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda and Juan Lagares have made tremendous progress — and taken their games to new levels.
There’s no reason to wait anymore. We’ve waited long enough. Make your move, Sandy, and let’s see what this club can do.
It’s late-June, and I have stopped watching games. I’m done. It’s just too infuriating, too maddening, too depressing, too boring.
It’s fantastic that the Mets have a wealth of pitching. But do you know what else it is? Infuriating.
In a tight situation, with the game on the line, ask yourself the following: Do you want David Wright or Daniel Murphy at the plate? If you’ve been paying attention, the answer should be Murph.
I don’t want to hear about upside, the fact that Ike Davis was once a top prospect who had brief success at the major league level. He had over four years to cement himself within this organization, and he never did.
Alderson, regarded by many as one of the best and brightness in the business, still has a lot to prove. And patience is wearing thin.
Davis wasn’t supposed to be the problem. He was supposed to be part of the solution. And the fact that he hasn’t been — and likely never will be — is nothing short of crippling.
These Bombers are — for the most part — nothing more than mercenaries, hired guns. And they will fire and kill their opponents with their quick bats, speed and power. But will it be all that special when they do?
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Because I don’t have the power or connections to do so, can somebody please forward that overused, tired cliché over to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for me?
I don’t want to hear the argument that the Mets already have three first basemen. Yes — Davis, Duda and Satin are all on the roster. The only problem is that none of them are very good.