Curtis Granderson really didn't want Lucas Duda to leave the Mets

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/mlb/players/7455/" data-ylk="slk:Curtis Granderson">Curtis Granderson</a> clings to <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/mlb/players/8796/" data-ylk="slk:Lucas Duda">Lucas Duda</a>’s leg for dear life, trying to stop him from leaving for Tampa Bay. (Instagram/@wefollowlucasduda)
Curtis Granderson clings to Lucas Duda’s leg for dear life, trying to stop him from leaving for Tampa Bay. (Instagram/@wefollowlucasduda)

Late July can be a stressful time for baseball players. The threat of a trade is lurking around every corner, and almost no one is safe. Players who are traded have to leave and get used to a whole new team. Players who were left behind have to get used to one of their teammates just not being there anymore.

Curtis Granderson was feeling that stress — and maybe every emotion all at once — when he heard his New York Mets teammate Lucas Duda had been traded to the Tampa Bay Rays. And we saw how he dealt with that stress in this Instagram video.

Don't Go Lucas!!!!! Gonna miss you buddy!!!

A post shared by Lucas Duda (@wefollowlucasduda) on Jul 27, 2017 at 3:59pm PDT

Okay, that’s seriously adorable.

That post comes from the world famous We Follow Lucas Duda Instagram account. It was created back in 2015 by Granderson and former Mets John Mayberry Jr. and Danny Muno, and it’s essentially a Duda fan account, chronicling the mundane events of his life that are also somehow weirdly hilarious. Since Mayberry and Muno have left the Mets it’s been run by Granderson alone, but that might also be coming to an end — unless one of Duda’s new Rays teammates wants to take it over.

But if that’s the end of We Follow Lucas Duda, it was the perfect final post. So why don’t we take a look back at some of its greatest hits and relive the best moments?

Video cred: @cgrand3 Duda trying to go around @kplawecki26 to hit the camera. #pregame #mets

A post shared by Lucas Duda (@wefollowlucasduda) on Aug 5, 2015 at 2:27pm PDT

Someone doesn’t always like his life being documented. And that someone is Lucas Duda.

Video cred: @cgrand3 Lucas grubbin on some food #lunchtime #dudadaily

A post shared by Lucas Duda (@wefollowlucasduda) on Aug 22, 2015 at 12:44pm PDT

Duda also doesn’t like to be recorded when he’s eating.

Video cried: @mattharvey33 The love between Uribe and Duda

A post shared by Lucas Duda (@wefollowlucasduda) on Sep 11, 2015 at 3:36pm PDT

Lucas Duda and Juan Uribe: best friends forever!

Happy New Year from @wefollowlucasduda . Big things coming in 2016 #mets

A post shared by Lucas Duda (@wefollowlucasduda) on Jan 1, 2016 at 11:08am PST

The offseason didn’t stop Granderson from creating new Duda-themed videos. Now that’s dedication.

Duda, what did that donut ever do to you?

A post shared by Lucas Duda (@wefollowlucasduda) on Mar 30, 2017 at 4:53am PDT

Lucas Duda: passionate eater of donuts.

One person who might be glad this account is coming to an end? Lucas Duda. It’s hard not to notice how many of those Instagram videos end with him coming after Granderson with a bat or threatening the phone with water. Will one of Duda’s new teammates in Tampa Bay be willing to risk life and limb to follow “The Duda Man?” We’ll just have to wait and see.

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