February 25th, 2015
Duda is the first of many injuries for the Mets in 2015, luckily for the Mets, it was before games begin, and we mean exhibition games.
When asked about Duda’s oblique strain, manager Terry Collins said, “He’s going to start hitting in two to three days and everything is going to be fine.”. It was later released that Duda received a cortisone shot, and that he hasn’t swung a bat since January. Collins was oblivious to this, and his “day to day” status, might become 2-3 weeks. At least that’s my experience with the cortisone shot. There is over a month until the regular season starts, so I have faith that Duda’s injury won’t impact his productivity.
Terry Collins returned to camp this weekend and has put things in full gear. Just like Sandy Alderson, Terry sounded very optimistic, but noted that the departure of Eric Young Jr will hurt the Mets speed wise. It is an interesting question: Who will steal the most bases in 2015? Wright stole a lot of bases in 2013, but toned it down when he injured his hand doing just that in 2014. The only speed threat that could surprise a lot of people on the bases is Juan Lagares, but only if he is more aggressive. Other possible speed threats could include Daniel Murphy and Matt den Dekker (if he makes the team).