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Mets sign Lucas Duda for $1.6 million, avoid arbitration

The Mets and Lucas Duda have agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.6375 million, avoiding arbitration (Sherman).

Duda was seeking $1.9 million (Rubin) and projected to earn $1.8 million (MLBTR).

In 100 games in 2013, Duda hit .223 with a .352 OBP. He hit 16 doubles, 15 home runs and drove in 33 RBI. He posted a 118 OPS+ in 384 plate appearances (where 100 is league average). He saw time in left field and at first base.


The Mets will not go to arbitration with any of their eligible players, as they signed them all — Ruben TejadaIke DavisEric Young Jr.Bobby ParnellDaniel MurphyDillon Gee and Duda – to one-year deals.

199 comments
Patrick Leonard
Patrick Leonard

Hey Don, are you jealous that the Red Sox won another World Series LOL

Ionel M. Cercel
Ionel M. Cercel

WoW! I can barely contain my excite... oh, whatever!

Paul Schwartz
Paul Schwartz

Why not sign me for. A million. They'd save money and I'd hit. Just as well as that stiff

Matt Guzda
Matt Guzda

nice guy, a back up at best. ike should have the job.

Scott Ganca
Scott Ganca

Yankees get Tanaka. Mets get Duda... What a Joke....

kappyesq
kappyesq

Duda isn't even worth 1/10 of that amount. This guy is a complete bum & doesn't deserve a spot on this team. If his 2013 stats are a barometer, Duda will need to hit about 60 HR just to break 100 RBI. But, hey, his OBP is good!!! PLEASE!!!! He was given starting jobs two years straight & found himself demoted to AAA both years. A change to 1B & another handed job will not change anything. The Duda experiment is a failure & it's time to give a chance to someone else, anyone with a pulse & a warm body, just not Duda.

Gerard Settembre
Gerard Settembre

Drew still out there and this is the best we get , so horrible could have had kendy moralas to , so horrible

Steven Miller
Steven Miller

Now trade him. Give Ike the first base position. You won't regret it.

Ron Kerzner
Ron Kerzner

Only in sports can you fail miserably and become a millionaire

Mike Kulpa
Mike Kulpa

I really wanted to like Duda, he seems like a nice enough kid, but he has no defensive skills that I can see. Even at first base he looks slow and clumsy. He needs to be traded to the AL were he can DH.

Vic Scarpelli
Vic Scarpelli

Well if Davis wins the 1B job Satin will get some starts vs lefties. Even though he stinks in the OF Duda does make sense since hes a lefty and Lagares, Young are Righties. Young is a switch but he should be in there most nights as the leadoff man. Granderson is the only lock to start regularily

Rich E Wohltman
Rich E Wohltman

Duda is garbage but he has potential. I feel like I've been saying that for the past 5 years...god...he does not deserver that 1.6 but we can only hope he flips a switch.

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

Not that 1.6 is alot in baseball terms and by defult today if you play 3 to 4 years in the majors this is what you make if your in the position of Lucas Duda. but we know he maybe overpaid but this is ok because we do not have to start him due to his salary 

@Brother Blaque
@Brother Blaque

1.6 million for  scrub who wouldn't make it on any other MLB team.

Duda'a slash line will be .230/330/230 and the Mets front office will act like he's the 2nd coming of Ruth.

The said Duda is a 5 tool player.......they didn't say they was talking about garden tools. 

(Jacked from Steve Somers talking about that other phenom Fernando Martinez).

Al Russo
Al Russo

Davis and Duda back. Talk about the Mets defecating right on our faces. I urge all fans to stay away. David you should have left when you had the chance.

Scott Fein
Scott Fein

Want to compare the off-season signings of the 2 NY teams? One is attempting to be competitive and to win for its fan base. :)

rico
rico

Management you have to stop posting comments from facebook. These disconnected arbitrary comments blow the flow.

They serve no use other than to destroy the community here and send us looking for alternate METs social media/ discussions.

Mike Tkach
Mike Tkach

Too much... He hasn't shown us anything.

Edgar Algiere
Edgar Algiere

Hey Daniel Morales I want sandy to build an organization like Tampa Bay has 60 mill payroll have have a winning record year after year

rubiconx0
rubiconx0

this is just great, the Yankees sign Tanaka yesterday and the Wilpons reward us with LUCAS DUDA!  These owners have no pride or shame, they are penny pinching over giving Drew 2yrs while the Yankees spend MILLIONS!  Wilpons, get your broke butts out of here and sell the team!!!

Frank Fratello
Frank Fratello

My mets are a joke it's ashame it really is this guy duda is a poor man version of the Dave king man he will bat 224 with 29 homers and 78 RBI a lol

arc34
arc34

...and he still cannot play OF for my Sunday morning softball team.....defensively speaking of course, LOL!

Leif Granlind
Leif Granlind

The meaningless soloshots are secured for another season.

Jin Kahn
Jin Kahn

re signs duda, lets Ike go The Jedi Trolls Of MLB

Richard P. Weinheimer
Richard P. Weinheimer

Brian Toal another key piece in the puzzle, they have the .246 career hitter locked in for the season!

zoddie
zoddie

I'm going to post this every week (until I get bored). PLEASE stop including Facebook comments here. The uninformed masses are killing the community here, or what's left of it.

Daniel Goldberg
Daniel Goldberg

Mets got a steal for him at that price...his upside would be worth much more than that. But I'd rather give Davis a shot at first, first1

James Mojica
James Mojica

Duda is a very good player. The Mets need Reyes back at short and a formidable back up catcher to help balance the offense.

Robert C. Smith
Robert C. Smith

Whew! Thank goodness our long national nightmare is over! We'd hate to irk such a valuable player; now we'll have a robust spring training competition with Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, and Josh Satin to be THE FIRST BASEMAN ON A MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM!


I sincerely hope Brandon Allen hits .750 in Florida and wins the job outright. I can't fathom another season of watching these guys.

30yrmetfan
30yrmetfan

The Yankees have to shell out 175 mill because they're horribly run in terms if player development. They'd give their right arm to have just one of the many arms the Mets have in their org. But they don't so they have to they have to pay 175 mil for an unknown. Nothing to brag about it's actually laughable if you're a Mets fan.

Kyle Munroe
Kyle Munroe

Agreed. It's crazy the difference between real fans that follow this team and fans that own a hat and call themselves a fan.

arc34
arc34

As a first baseman yes, as a OF no.  

Joe De Sr.
Joe De Sr.

Is there another Duda we never met? Very good player? He sucks !!!

30yrmetfan
30yrmetfan

Duda is a very good player? How low are your expectations? lol! or are you a member of the duda family?