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PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at bat during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on April 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 8-6.

National League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/11/2014

Second baseman Emilio Bonifacio #64 of the Chicago Cubs throws to first base to complete a double play over Matt den Dekker #6 of the New York Mets on a ground ball off the bat of Daniel Murphy during the second inning at Wrigley Field June 4, 2014 in Chicago.    (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Mets Lose To Cubs 5-4 In Ugly, Mistake-Filled Game

Starlin Castro went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and the Chicago Cubs outlasted the New York Mets 5-4 Wednesday night in a mistake-filled game that featured a combined 13 pitchers.

06/05/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 1: Lucas Duda #21 of the New York Mets rounds the bases after he hit a two run home run in the eleventh inning to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 in a game at Citizens Bank Park on June 1, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Duda Goes Yard In The 11th, Mets Edge Phils 4-3

Yet another extra-inning game was fine by the New York Mets, provided they won.

06/02/2014

Bartolo Colon (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Colon Dominates, Wright And Duda Homer As Mets Take Series From Bucs

Bartolo Colon carried a three-hitter into the eighth inning, and the New York Mets got home runs from David Wright and Lucas Duda in a 5-0 victory over the sloppy Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.

05/29/2014

Shake Shack at Citi Field (credit: Getty Images)

Mets’ Lucas Duda, Phillies’ Ryne Sandberg Say Shake Shack Burgers Made Them Sick

Mets first baseman Lucas Duda and Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg are both blaming Shake Shack hamburgers for their food poisoning over the weekend at Citi Field.

05/13/2014

Eric Young Jr. of the New York Mets hits a double in the top of the fifth inning against the New York Yankees on May 12, 2014. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Still Intense: Mets, Banged-Up Yanks Put On Show In Subway Series Opener

After going 4-0 last year for their first season sweep of the Yankees, the Mets picked up right where they left off last May. “You know in this ballpark the game’s never over,” David Wright said.

05/13/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12:  Chris Young #1 of the New York Mets is congratulated by Lucas Duda #21 after hitting a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning during the game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on May 12, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Mets Go Yard 4 Times, Rally To Beat Yanks, 9-7

Chris Young hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, Jenrry Mejia provided a jolt after his reluctant move to the bullpen and the previously punchless New York Mets went deep four times to rally past the Yankees 9-7 Monday night in the Subway Series opener.

05/13/2014

Eric Young Jr. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Eric Young Jr. Says He’s OK After Freak Batting Practice Injury

The Mets’ leadoff hitter was hit below the right eye during batting practice Sunday in Colorado. “I don’t know what my symptoms will be (Monday),” he said.

05/05/2014

Lucas Duda (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Eddie C’s Mets Notebook: Byrd On Lucas Duda And The Outfield Situation

Many people, myself included, felt that Ike Davis should have been the first-baseman choice for the Mets. Byrd, on the other hand, believes in Duda.

04/30/2014

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 23, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Niese Picks Up First ‘W’ As Mets Hold Off Cards 3-2

Lucas Duda hit a long home run and the New York Mets threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth inning to hold off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Wednesday night with a stiff wind whipping through Citi Field.

04/24/2014

Ike Davis (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Kallet: Goodbye And Good Luck, Ike — It Was Time For You To Go

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.

04/21/2014

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets celebrates his walk off home run as he heads around first in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on April 5, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.The New York Mets defeated the Cincinnati Reds 6-3. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets Trade Ike Davis To Pirates In Exchange For Minor League Reliever, Unnamed Player

The trade involves minor league right-hand reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named. So far this season, Ike is 5-for-24 with only one home run – although that homer was a walk-off grand slam,

04/18/2014

Ike Davis (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) and Lucas Duda (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Duda To Get First Full-Time Shot To Be Mets’ Starting First Baseman

Their spring training showdown never materialized, but now, just three games into the season, the Mets apparently have their minds made up on a starting first baseman.

04/03/2014

Manager Terry Collins #10 directs Chris Young #1 of the New York Mets during a morning workout. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Season Preview: With New Faces, Mets Aiming To End 5-Year Losing Streak

Five straight losing seasons. That’s what the New York Mets have produced since moving into Citi Field. David Wright, for one, is tired of it.

03/27/2014

Lucas Duda (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Punting On First Base Does The Mets No Good

The first-base situation will not alone determine whether Alderson gets his wish for a 90-win season. But it will play a role. Alderson did Duda, Davis and himself no favors by punting the situation away on Tuesday.

03/26/2014

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