Lucas Duda

The Mets’ Michael Cuddyer takes a swing during the second inning of a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Tradition Field on March 20, 2015. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Kallet: Outside Of Wright, Red-Hot Cuddyer Is Mets’ Offensive X Factor

If New York’s top offseason acquisition plays 140-plus games and hits like he’s capable of at the dish, the Mets will compete for a playoff spot.

03/23/2015

Lucas Duda (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Mets First Baseman Lucas Duda Recovering From Mild Left Intercostal Strain

“It’s just a little sore, it’s really a non-issue,” the slugger said Tuesday, when Mets position players were due to report to spring training.

02/24/2015

Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson takes a question from CBS2 sports director Otis Livingston on Feb. 24, 2015. (Credit: Joe McLaughlin/CBS2)

Granderson: Mets Are ‘Primed And Ready’ To Take Over New York

Is the city’s baseball landscape about to shift? Curtis Granderson, who played for the Yankees from 2010-13 and is entering his second season with the Mets, certainly thinks so.

02/24/2015

Lucas Duda hits a home run, scoring teammate Daniel Murphy, in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Citi Field on September 28, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lucas Duda And Mets Avoid Arbitration, Agree To $4.2 Million Deal

First baseman Lucas Duda and the New York Mets have agreed to a $4.2 million, one-year contract and avoided arbitration.

02/02/2015

Michael Cuddyer (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Eddie C’s Mets Notebook: Cuddyer Believes Amazin’s Can Win This Year

Late in his career, Cuddyer is coming east after stints in Minnesota and Colorado. He’s coming closer to home because he believes the Mets can win this year.

01/23/2015

Eric Young Jr. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Mets Cut Ties With Speedy Outfielder Eric Young Jr.

Young, who had been eligible for arbitration, batted .229 with 30 stolen bases in 100 games this year, when his salary was $1.85 million.

12/03/2014

Ike Davis #15 of the Pittsburgh Pirates bats against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fourth inning of their game on September 20, 2014 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Pirates Designate Former Met Ike Davis For Assignment

Davis hit .235 with 10 homers and 46 RBIs in 131 games with Pittsburgh after he was acquired in an April trade from the Mets.

11/21/2014

New right-center field fence being installed at Citi Field on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Eddie C’s Mets Notebook: Long And Sandy Talk Hitters, New Dimensions

One day after unveiling the new dimensions in the outfield at Citi Field, the Mets rolled out their new hitting instructor, Kevin Long, to talk turkey a week before Thanksgiving.

11/20/2014

New right-center field fence being installed at Citi Field on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Happy Day For Hitters: Mets Move In Fences At Citi Field For Second Time

Mired in a streak of six straight losing seasons and hoping to boost offense, the New York Mets are moving in their fences at Citi Field for the second time.

11/18/2014

Bobby Abreu (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Final Mets Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

The Mets have not reached the postseason since 2006. With the Royals making the playoffs for the first time since 1985, only four teams in the majors currently have longer droughts than the Mets.

09/30/2014

Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets smiles as he walks off the mound. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Mets’ Collins Off 2014 And Looking Ahead: ‘We’re Very, Very Close’

New York wrapped up its sixth straight losing season Sunday since moving into Citi Field, and one more would match the longest streak of futility in franchise history. But with a promising pitching staff, the Mets are talking big about 2015.

09/29/2014

Lucas Duda hits a home run, scoring teammate Daniel Murphy, in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Citi Field on September 28, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Kallet: Lucas Duda Puts A Beautiful Bow On His Breakout Season

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.

09/29/2014

Wilmer Flores #4 of the New York Mets is tagged out at home for the final out of the second inning by Jason Castro #15 of the Houston Astros at Citi Field on September 27, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Duda Hits 2-Out, 2-Run HR In 9th, Mets Beat Astros

Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday night, rallying the New York Mets over the Houston Astros 2-1.

09/27/2014

Terry Collins (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

Although Terry Collins has yet to post a winning record in any of his years at the helm, he can move into fourth place on the club’s all-time wins list.

09/23/2014

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Lucas Duda #21 of the New York Mets celebrates his two-run homer in the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves that scored Daniel Murphy #28 at Turner Field on September 19, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Duda Hits 2-Run Shot, Mets Blank Braves 5-0

Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, Zack Wheeler pitched six scoreless innings and the New York Mets beat the struggling Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Friday night.

09/19/2014

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