Ike Davis is not working out in Pittsburgh

Posted: May 6, 2014 in News, Opinion
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By Steven Inman

Ike is still struggling even after his trade

Ike is still struggling even after his trade

Former Met first basemen and first round pick Ike Davis is still badly struggling even after his trade to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Davis, 27, was hitting .208 with a .367 OBP and a homer before his trade from the Mets a few weeks ago. After hitting a grand slam in his first series as a Pirate, Davis has badly struggled. He is hitting just .178 with a homer and five RBI’s in his first 45 at bats in Pittsburgh.

It has gotten so bad for Davis in Pittsburgh that there have been reports that GM Neal Huntington is seeking another upgrade at first base, just weeks after acquiring Davis. Huntington has denied such reports.

Even though the Mets didn’t get much for Davis it looked like a wise move as it appeared that he simply needed a trade. He looked like a guy who could thrive after a change of scenery but that has simply not happened. It still has not been reported who the player to be named later coming back to the Mets is in the Davis trade.

Ike could be designated for assignment by the Pirates soon if he doesn’t produce. He is probably safe for a while as the team really doesn’t have many other options at first base besides Gaby Sanchez.

Just for comparison Lucas Duda, the first basemen the Mets picked over Davis, is hitting .261 with a .356 OBP along with four homers and 15 RBI’s in 88 at bats.

  1. Mike Young says:

    Steve – Last night during the Marlins telecast of the Mets game the Marlins announcer mentioned that Ike was hitting 198. I feel bad for Ike. He showed so much promise back when he was first brought up but since then following the ankle injury he just never seemed to fully come all the way around and then the valley fever seemed to seal his fate. The big hitch in his swing was another detriment plus the fact that pitchers just never seemed to ever throw him a fast ball when he needed to see one. Probably he will soon be out of major league baseball. Maybe he should brush up on his Japanese. Thanks for the story. By the way, after dropping 3 out of 4 to the CR the Mets just dropped their second straight game in Miami tonight. No BP, no SS, they can’t hit and they are just not playing well enough to win. They are frustrating to watch. Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      Yeah Mike when I did my season preview, I believe they would be improved but not having anyone in the bullpen who can hitters out consistently and not having a shortstop would due them in. That appears to be the case after getting swept out of Miami. -Steven

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