Lucas Duda feels he has done enough on the field to be considered by Sandy Alderson as an every-day player.
“I really don’t have a say in the matter, but I feel like I’ve played well,” Duda said, according to the Bergen Record. “If that’s not good enough, then it’s not good enough.”
Terry Collins has acknowledged that Duda looks good around the bag and has hit better while playing first base. Similarly, Duda has been quite open about preferring first base over left field, where he said he experienced lots of anxiety trying to adjust to a new position.
“We know what he can do, we also know what Ike can do” Collins said after Wednesday’s game. “We’ll just have to see what plays out this winter.”
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
I’m really interested in how Sandy Alderson handles first base. In many ways, it’s a lynch-pin position, since much of what happens to the rest of the roster (be it Daniel Murphy, Josh Satin, Ike Davis, Wilmer Flores, acquiring a power bat, etc.) all hinge on who is left to play first base.
Davis is not going to be released, at least as far as I can tell, mostly because he and Duda will be talked about in trades. I have no idea what their value is outside this organization. Frankly, I’m not entirely sure what their value is inside the organization. But, they both have a bit of a big-league track record to support their potential, so they will each have a home on a 25-man roster somewhere next season, I’m sure. I’m just not sure it will be on the same team…
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