Mets first baseman Lucas Duda was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays today in exchange for reliever Drew Smith. The Mets are nine games out of the second wild card spot, so it makes sense for them to be sellers before the trade deadline.
I felt a little insane listening to the Fox booth lavish praise on the Royals for Eric Hosmer’s dash home to score the tying run on Lucas Duda’s bad throw. “Brilliant baserunning?” Did they see that throw? If Duda doesn’t peg a beer vendor, Hosmer is out and the game is over.
Good news for all those Dudanators (that’s what Lucas Duda fans call themselves, probably): Mets players Curtis Granderson, John Mayberry Jr., and Danny Muno have made @wefollowlucasduda, an Instagram account focused on, well, Lucas Duda.
New York Daily News baseball writer Andy Martino published a unique notes column earlier this week. It's an introspective look at a question reporters probably don't ask themselves enough: Do they spin their reporting to favor athletes they like?
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg and Mets first baseman Lucas Duda both came down with cases of food poisoning during a weekend series in Queens, and the culprit seems to be undercooked burgers from the Citi Field Shake Shack. But the Mets, naturally, are disputing that account.