Mets Make It Official, Ike Davis Is With The Team

An article by posted on July 5, 2013

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Mets Official Release: 

The Mets will recall first baseman Ike Davis from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League prior to tonight’s game. Davis will wear #29 and will be in Milwaukee tonight. A corresponding roster move will also be made tonight. Davis was optioned to Las Vegas on June 10. He hit .293 (22-75) with 21 runs scored, seven doubles, seven home runs, 13 RBI, 17 walks and 18 strikeouts in 21 games with the 51s. Davis has batted .161 (30-186) with three doubles, five home runs and 16 RBI in 55 games with the Mets this season.

Updated by Joe D. 

Based on comments made by Terry Collins Thursday and Wednesday, Ike Davis will return to the Mets and be immediately installed as the everyday first baseman.

“We’re not bringing Ike up to be a platoon player I can assure you of that.”

Wow… Not even to be considered in a platoon…

Davis batted .293 during his stint with Las Vegas and slugged seven homers in 75 Triple-A at-bats.

Obviously, this will have a huge impact on Josh Satin who will see his playing time reduced to a pinch-hitter with an occasional spot start. Only three days ago, Collins called Satin the team’ savior.

“He’s getting big hits for us. I’ll tell you what: Every team has someone that surprises you and saves you. And right now he’s our savior, because this guy has come up and filled a big hole for us.”

Satin is batting .353 with a homer and seven RBIs in 51 at-bats and is in the midst of a 10-game hitting streak and 25-game on base streak. During his last 15 games, Satin leads the major league in hits and overall has a .468 on-base percentage.

This goes to the heart of what I always say about the team’s half-assed approach to rebuilding.

This is why it’s going to take 5-6 years to complete their rebuild rather than 2-3 years.

They are still too intent on making moves to try and win a game or two in a lost season, rather than evaluating what they have and determining if they are keepers and part of the longterm view.  It’s been their modus operandi for the last three seasons and it’s why we have more significant holes to fill now than when Sandy Alderson first took over.

Mostly I feel bad for the younger players who have shown promise, but not enough of it because their playing time is limited and you can’t base decisions on the small sample sizes that arise from their limited play at the major league level. True rebuilding teams don’t operate this way.

Original Post 7/4

According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork, Ike Davis was told he will be rejoining the Mets tomorrow in Milwaukee. The Mets have been playing with four bench players and eight relievers. Gonzalez Germen is likely to be sent down for Davis.

Davis is batting cleanup in tonight’s lineup for the Las Vegas 51s. The 51s are playing in Arizona against Triple-A Tucson. Davis has hit .293 with seven home runs and 13 RBI in 21 games since being sent to Las Vegas.

Terry Collins will now have to decide what to do about hot-hitting Josh Satin. Satin has a 10-game hitting streak and has reached base in 14 straight games. He’s hitting .353 with one home run and seven RBIs in 51 Major League at-bats.

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