Mets Agree To Terms With Duda

The New York Mets have traditionally avoided the messy process of arbitration by agreeing to terms with Lucas Duda for $1.6375 million. That figure surpasses Duda’s career earnings over the previous three season combined.

Duda hit .223 with 15 homers and 33 RBI last season and filed for $1.9 million. The Mets countered for just over $1.3 million. Of all his numbers last season, most impressive was a .352 on-base percentage, up from .329 the previous season.

Where Duda fits in with the 2014 Mets is uncertain.

It was initially thought Duda would compete with Ike Davis for the first base job, but this was immediately after last season. At the time, Mets manager Terry Collins didn’t see it was possible Duda and Davis would be on the team together as they were essentially the same type of player.

Then, it was believed Duda would start as the Mets were trying to trade Davis. But, when they couldn’t unload Davis, GM Sandy Alderson said it was possible Duda and Davis could be on the Opening Day roster, and the idea of Duda in the outfield was revisited.

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2 thoughts on “Mets Agree To Terms With Duda

  1. So the yanks sign the premier free agent pitcher

    I don’t know if he will pan out or not, but the offseason moves show they are trying.

    I don’t get the same feeling with my team. Nor do I get a sense that they have a plan

    Perhaps I will eat my words, but I wanted a dependable OF and did not get one

    On the bright side Lagares hit over 300 in winter ball and stole some bases. Perhaps he can build on that and prove none of the other scrubs can hold his jock in center