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  1. Mets place Juan Lagares on the disabled list

    Jun 2, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT

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    Mets center fielder Juan Lagares is headed back to the disabled list with a strained intercostal muscle one month after coming off the disabled list following a hamstring injury.

  2. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 2, 2014, 6:08 AM EDT

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    Six shutouts on Sunday afternoon. So don’t worry if you think you wasted your day because 20% of all major league teams didn’t get much done yesterday either.

  3. Mets and Phillies wrapped up their third consecutive extra-inning ballgame against each other

    Jun 1, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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    The poor beat writers for the Mets and Phillies have been subjected to so much mediocre baseball between the two clubs lately.

  4. Lucas Duda also claims to have been given food poisoning from Shake Shack at Citi Field

    May 13, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

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    Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg lost six pounds in two days, and blamed it on a hamburger he ate this past weekend at the Mets’ Citi Field. Now he has a corroborator, and it’s someone from the home team.

  5. Lucas Duda hospitalized with stomach ailment

    May 9, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Mets first baseman Lucas Duda was hospitalized on Friday prior to the start of their series opener against the Phillies.

  6. Lucas Duda says a moving company hired by the Mets robbed him

    Apr 29, 2014, 12:53 PM EDT

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    Mets first baseman Lucas Duda filed a police report claiming that he had $1,600 worth of possessions stolen by a moving company hired by the team to move him into a new apartment while he was out of town.

  7. Steve Cishek’s save streak suddenly snapped

    Apr 26, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

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    Steve Cishek’s save streak snapped. Will he now have to sell seashells by the sea shore?

  8. Craig Kimbrel struggles in return from right shoulder issue, apologizes for reaction to being pulled

    Apr 20, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Craig Kimbrel was called on Saturday for the first time since complaining of discomfort in his shoulder last Monday. The appearance did not go smoothly.

  9. Ike Davis solid in debut with Pirates

    Apr 19, 2014, 11:45 PM EDT

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    Ike Davis makes a good impression with his new team.

  10. Pirates acquire Ike Davis in a trade with the Mets

    Apr 18, 2014, 6:52 PM EDT

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    The Pirates and Mets each address their problems with an Ike Davis trade.

  11. Looks like the Mets are changing plans at first base again

    Apr 10, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Last week Mets manager Terry Collins announced that he’d be benching Ike Davis and giving Lucas Duda an opportunity to be the team’s primary first baseman.

  12. Ike Davis powers Mets to victory with pinch-hit walk-off grand slam

    Apr 5, 2014, 5:05 PM EDT

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    After being benched Friday, Ike Davis played hero for the Mets on Saturday afternoon by slugging a walk-off grand slam.

  13. Report: Mets turned down O’s offer of Zach Britton-for-Ike Davis over winter

    Apr 5, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    According to a report, the Mets turned down an offer from the Orioles over the winter that would have netted them left-hander Zach Britton.

  14. Mets bench Ike Davis and still want to trade him

    Apr 4, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Mets manager Terry Collins has decided to give Lucas Duda an extended look as the regular first baseman, leaving Ike Davis on the bench, and Andy Martino of the New York Daily News writes that they “still see trading Davis as the likely endgame.”

  15. Mets will give Lucas Duda a shot to run away with the starting first base job

    Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 PM EDT

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    Lucas Duda — not Ike Davis — will get an extended chance at the starting first base job with the Mets.

  16. Ike Davis is in a walking boot, Lucas Duda’s hamstring is barking

    Mar 10, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT

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    Matt Ehalt reports that Ike Davis now has a walking boot on his right leg. Davis has been sidelined with right calf tightness for a week. Walking boots tend not to suggest that the matter is improving. Between Davis’ calf and Lucas Duda’s hamstring barking, it would seem that the frontrunner for the Mets’ first base…

  17. 2014 Preview: New York Mets

    Mar 3, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The New York Mets. The Big Question: Can the Mets finish with 80 or more wins for the first time…

  18. Pirates “continue to monitor” the Mets’ Ike Davis

    Feb 18, 2014, 6:23 PM EDT

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    The Pirates got an underwhelming .768 OPS from the first base position in 2013 and lost Justin Morneau this winter to free agency. If the 2014 season started today, Gaby Sanchez and his .258/.337/.417 career batting line would be Pittsburgh’s primary option at baseball’s most premium offensive position. And that’s not ideal. According to Jayson…

  19. The Mets are not screwing around with Ike Davis this spring

    Feb 4, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT

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    Kevin Kernan of the New York Post sat down with Mets manager Terry Collins and talked about a number of challenges and decisions facing the team this spring. First and foremost: first base. Where Lucas Duda and Ike Davis are set to battle it out. It sounds like it’ll be a good battle. Collins says…

  20. Mets and Lucas Duda avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 22, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Masahiro Tanaka isn’t the only one getting rich today. Adam Rubin of ESPN reports that the Mets and first baseman/outfielder Lucas Duda have avoided arbitration with a one-year deal worth $1.6375 million. On Friday, Duda filed for $1.9 million while the Mets filed for $1.35 million, making the midpoint $150,000 less than what the two…

  21. 40 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 17, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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    There was a flurry of arbitration-related news today as players and teams scurried to reach agreements prior to the noon central deadline earlier. 39 players did not reach an agreement with their respective teams, and as such, they have exchanged salary figures with their clubs. Of note, Braves closer Craig Kimbrel filed for $9 million,…

  22. Mets and Ike Davis avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 16, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

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    According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets and first baseman Ike Davis have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.5 million contract. Davis, who was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter, will receive a slight increase in salary from the $3.125 million he made last year. Of course, that’s…

  23. Mets now expect to keep first baseman Ike Davis

    Jan 5, 2014, 4:17 PM EDT

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    The Mets have discussed trading first baseman Ike Davis this winter to the Orioles, Pirates, Brewers and Rays. But there’s been no match yet and Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes Sunday that “Mets insiders” now believe Davis will be reporting to Port St. Lucie, Florida next month for spring training. Davis, who’s projected…

  24. Orioles and Mets have been discussing potential trade ideas

    Jan 4, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

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    The Orioles and Mets tossed around trade ideas involving not just first baseman Ike Davis, but second baseman Daniel Murphy, and left fielder/first baseman Lucas Duda as well, reports Eduardo Encina of The Baltimore Sun. He writes that the two teams couldn’t reach an agreement because the Mets wanted Orioles top pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez…

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