Curtis Granderson's @WeFollowLucasDuda Instagram account really didn't want Duda to leave
The hardest part of being traded, other than the suddenness that usually comes with it, is leaving your (now) ex-teammates. That's the reality faced by Lucas Duda on Thursday after he was traded to the Rays in exchange for reliever Drew Smith.
You may recall the amazing Instagram account called "We Follow Lucas Duda," put together and curated by Curtis Granderson, John Mayberry Jr. and Danny Muno. The account, which simply does what its name suggests, had some good times during the Mets' World Series run in 2015.
Well, as news of the trade hit the Mets clubhouse before their game with the Padres, it was apparent they didn't want to say goodbye to Duda. Specifically, Granderson and the Instagram page really didn't want to say goodbye:
Baseball emotions. They're strong!