Lucas Duda

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

Ike Davis (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Alderson Confirms Ike Davis, Lucas Duda Will Be On Mets’ Opening Day Roster

It remains to be seen who will win the job, but general manager Sandy Alderson confirmed on Tuesday that both power hitters will be on the Opening Day roster.

03/25/2014

Andrew Brown (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Ike Davis Rips 2 Doubles, Lucas Duda Goes Deep As Mets Manhandle Twins

Ricky Nolasco allowed seven straight batters to reach in a seven-run first inning for the New York Mets, who beat the Minnesota Twins 9-1 Friday.

03/21/2014

Ike Davis (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Report: Mets Resume Attempts To Trade Ike Davis

Ike Davis may not be a Met by opening day. Then again, he may be the starting first baseman. In the interim he’s again being dangled by general manager Alderson, according to a report.

03/18/2014

Lucas Duda (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Lannan Looks Good, Duda Homers In Mets’ Sloppy Loss To Marlins

Reed Johnson hit a two-run single to highlight a five-run sixth inning as the Miami Marlins’ split-squad team beat the New York Mets 9-1 Saturday.

03/01/2014

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets Only Wish They Had Yankees’ Problems

While some Yankees fans engaged themselves in some minor hand-wringing over Masahiro Tanaka’s middle-distance running capabilities, just as many Mets fans wondered why on earth Ike Davis is still on the roster.

02/17/2014

Lucas Duda #21 of the New York Mets is congratulated by teammates after hitting a third-inning home run against the Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Mets Settle Last Arbitration Case, Agree To 1-Year Deal With Lucas Duda

Duda hit .223 with 15 homers, 33 RBIs and 102 strikeouts in 318 at-bats last year. The first baseman-outfielder was sidelined from late June until late August because of a strained muscle between his ribs.

01/23/2014

John Lannan (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Mets Agree Minor League Deal With John Lannan, Settle With Dillon Gee

John Lannan has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets. The Amazin’s also settled its arbitration case with right-hander Dillon Gee, agreeing to a one-year contract worth $3,625,000.

01/20/2014

Bobby Parnell (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Mets Agree To New Deals With Parnell, Murphy And Young

Mets closer Bobby Parnell agreed Friday to a $3.7 million, one-year contract while second baseman Daniel Murphy settled for $5.7 million and left fielder Eric Young Jr. for $1.85 million.

01/18/2014

Bartolo Colon (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Pitching-Hungry Mets Meet With Bartolo Colon’s Agent

The 40-year-old had an excellent campaign for the A’s in 2013. The free-agent pitcher went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA in 190 1/3 innings over 30 starts. He struck out 117 and issued 29 walks.

12/09/2013

Jordany Valdespin (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Mets Non-Tender Valdespin, Hefner, Atchison, Quintanilla And Turner

The Mets did not offer contracts to pitchers Jeremy Hefner and Scott Atchison, infielders Omar Quintanilla and Justin Turner, and utility man Jordany Valdespin, making the five free agents.

12/03/2013

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Alderson Clarifies ‘5-Dollar Bill’ Comments, Explains Mets’ Offseason Plans

“I’m staring at my board right now,” Alderson said. “In the outfield category, I’ve got seven guys on my board who are free agents — varying degrees of quality. In the trade category just as an example, I’ve got four, five — nine. Those are guys we talked about internally. They range from A+ to C+.”

11/15/2013

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