Duda, on the other hand, is more of an introvert, as Martino describes him, and rumors and stories about Duda's lack of confidence may have clouded Martino's perception of Duda's talent >> Read more in the Daily News.
This season, Duda has 20 HR and an .866 OPS, compared to Ike's 7 HR and .705 OPS with the Pirates.
It was crazy long debate. I think I settled on preferring Duda this past April, but mostly because the whole platoon-within-a-platoon thing had to stop. I know I often agreed with Maggie Wiggin, saying a Duda-Josh Satin platoon could produce like the average NL first baseman (MetsBlog, Dec. 2013), but honestly I don't know how I would have chosen if forced to pick between the three. I'm sure I favored Ike (MetsBlog, Jan. 14) just as many times as Duda (MetsBlog, April 2014), which for me was probably a coin flip at best.
In either case, it's nice to see a reporter put his pen down to analyze his own performance as opposed to only criticizing others. This is a good lesson, for fans included. We don't know everything, even if we often pretend that we do...