A Satin and Davis Platoon At First Base Could Prove Very Productive

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Kenny asks…

Let’s say the Mets don’t trade Ike Davis and he’s with the team come Spring Training, does it mean that Josh Satin is out of a job?

Joe D. replies…

There’s still plenty of time for the Mets to trade Davis, but let’s assume they end up keeping him. My hunch is that unless he hits the living daylights out of the ball this Spring, he’ll likely end up as part of a platoon with (Hail) Satin.

Given their lefty/righty splits, there’s some potential for tremendous production from first base for the Mets this season. Here are their career splits:

Satin vs LHP:   .862 OPS – .152 ISO – .376 wOBA – .467 SLG – 145 wRC+

Davis vs RHP:  .827 OPS – .215 ISO – .357 wOBA – .471 SLG – 127 wRC+ 

In my opinion, if Davis gets all the starts at first base against right-handed pitching, it will be Lucas Duda who stands to lose the most playing time.

It will make for a very unorthodox bench to carry two left-handed hitting first basemen in Davis and Duda, especially when you consider that neither can play any other infield positions.

Satin, on the other hand, can play third base to backup Wright and even play second base in a pinch. Additionally, he’s been putting in a lot of work in the outfield this offseason to increase his versatility and thus his value to the Mets.

I doubt the Mets will ever entertain the thought of Duda in the outfield again after a failed experiment that really shook his confidence and degraded his production at the plate. His role in 2014 is very cloudy to say the least.

But to answer your question, no matter how first base ultimately shakes out, rest assured that Satin is a lock for at least a bench spot if not a more significant role.

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  • The most athletic weatherman

    I completely agree that Satin must atleast be on the bench for 2014. He is a great contact hitter and I think he can excel at being a pinch hitter late in games.

  • JustSomeInternetGuyYouDontKnow

    Satin should be Justin Turner. Duda…who knows. Either 1B or AAA. Flores should probably be at 1B in AAA also though. They really need to clear the logjam.

  • Biggle Boy

    If no team offers a decent prospect for Ike, then Duda will be in Vegas after ST and Satin platooned with Ike, plus back up at 3B. But I just have a feeling that Davis will hit well enough to keep his job, and Duda will do well enough in Vegas to be the one who gets dealt. Satin stays, in any case.

  • WillisReid

    I think Satin is an upgrade from Turner with the bat and no matter who wins the 1B comp, they are sitting vs. LHP.

  • CyYout

    Good answer. I think having a platoon when those are your splits is the way to go. It doesn’t hurt Satin can also play back up other positions so you’re not wasting two roster spots on one position alone. As for Duda, I’ve always seen him as the odd man out. Maybe an AL team looking for young, left-handed power can carry him because of their extra batting spot in the lineup.

  • booby v

    one time. in fat camp, a duda became an
    outfielder

  • Duda and Flores will probably be the odd men out. Satin will platoon with Davis. And Duda will be a bat off the bench, and Flores will probably be sent down to Vegas. Then again, that’s why we play the games…so we’ll have to wait and see.

  • There’s no chance Flores makes this team out of ST unless a trade or two sees Davis, Duda or both playing in a different uniform. That said, if our two incumbent first basemen fumble, Flores will be called upon to pick up the ball and run with it.

  • RyanF55

    If it was up to me, Duda would be the odd man out. As mentioned, what’s the point of platooning two lefties? That would just mean we don’t have one good lefty haha. The fact there is a platoon considered at first to begin with is alarming.

  • Makes sense. The Mets refuse to acknowledge what we have in Davis (potential but lack of consistent production) or Duda (perceived potential and lack of consistent production), so they’re going to trot them out there until Flores forces their hand. I believe in the kid’s bat. I am not scared about his size at 1B, and if he grew up playing SS, he can certainly learn to play 1B.

    His bat should play. I’m tired of hearing about his glove being terrible. You find homes for bats in the lineup, and you find homes for gloves on the bench. By mid-season, I expect Flores to be playing for us everyday.

  • If I was Josh Satin I would start shagging flies. If he can be a back up 1st, 3rd, and 5th outfielder he might have enough value to stay on the roster. Not to mention his pinch hitting.
    Kind of a Justin Turner type.

  • Helloboy

    I disagree. I do not think Davis makes the team unless he hits the lights out of the ball in ST. If Davis struggles in the spring, he gets cut. Period. There is no way he will be brought north if he struggles in Florida. They can cut him and pay only 600k of his salary. They will not send Duda (their prefered player) to AAA and live with a sucking Davis. No chance. I think Satin stays no matter what as he will be the primary backup at 3rd and 1st.

    In the end, Davis has to hit the lights out of the ball in the spring or this will be moot. The $3M they save cutting him is worth more than any non-prospect they can get in a trade.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    I think I heard TC on the fan a few weeks back saying he was gonna have satin on the of to see if he could play there, (as a bench guy)

  • somedude718

    I believe we are grooming Satin as our super-ute guy, who will play 1B against tough lefties (perhaps replaced in the 1B platoon mid-season, if Flores lights up AAA again). I doubt the Davis/Duda competition would have any effect on Satin, really.

  • skyking26

    Unless Ike get traded, he is your 1b. Lucas Duda if not traded, mets have options on Duda and can send him down. Satin will be back up 1b/3b and might see some outfield.

  • KennyandtheMets

    Satin has earned the right to start vs LHPing.

  • Tex Met

    I’m sure I”m in the minority, but I think Satin is severely underrated. I know it won’t happen with the Mets, barring unforseen injuries, but I think given a chance to play every day he could be a dangerous hitter, and I think he gets a bad rap on his fielding too. I know his rap is that he can only hit LHP, but he hasn’t been given a chance to get any kind of consistency going. Baseball is a game of getting into a rhythm. When given the chance last year, he had a 7 game streak going (I’m guessing against righties and lefties) until Ike came back and he was back on the bench. Always seems unfair to me when a guy is stuck on the bench, without a chance to really prove himself, and then gets stuck with the label of bench player.

  • sperry

    I’d say then we need to get rid of one of them, because it’s absurd to send Flores back down while giving a guy like Duda his 7th chance.

  • skyking26

    Satin has been working with Brennan Boesch this off season in the outfield. Satin knows his future is limited with the mets at 1b and is dedicated to learning the outfield to stick around in the big leagues.

  • mad met

    Its going to depend on who else is in lineup that day..if young is in there there ispower if juan is then satin wont play .this gm believes the way to win is walk and HR ..

  • Peter S

    Just look at the Mets win-loss record when Ike, Lucas and Satin started. It will tel you all you need to know about what satin brought to the table last year.

  • Peter S

    If Flores lights it up in spring training they will all be out of a job.

  • joeythew

    It’s pretty sad we’re counting on the likes of Satin to even make the team. I think a lot of fans are wearing rose colored glasses – he did not hit .300 last year, in fact .279 and if not for the end of the year would have been much lower. I’ll go out on a limb, he’ll be lucky to even make the team out of ST.

  • metsman

    The only thing that complicates things is the continued insistance that Davis be given more consideration by this team; If we cut him we have a clear course of action with Duda and Satin and it sends a message that we aren’t so desperate to cling to an obvious failed prospect or so dillusional that we expect other teams not to notice he is a failed prospect when being asked for anything in trade. Fans can cherry pick Ike’s stats until the cows come home but nobody who matters thinks Davis is good.

  • Tex Met

    ONLY .279, and that’s a shaky limb

  • metsman

    We’ve been sold back up players as starters for years now so I understand your frustration, but dont foget how important it is to have a compliment of skillsets on the bench. Satin has a good approach at the plate and if he can add to his position capability to a scratch level, he has even more value. What’s pretty sad is that .279 was one of the higher averages on this team last year.

  • I liked Turner, but I take Satin over him and his pies any day.

  • WillisReid

    I could have tolerated the pies on a really good team. Pies+70 wins= Bush league losers.

  • DrDooby

    Projected 2014 bench:
    Recker, c
    Satin, 1b-3b-PH vs L- corner OF
    middle IF TBA, ss-2b – say, Ronnie Cedeno for e.g. as a free agent pickup
    E.Young, OF-2b-PR
    Duda, 1b-DH-PH vs R

  • RS

    It’s not absurd to send flores to AAA if the point is to give a 23 year old player consistent at bats.

  • Andrew Herbst

    I like Satin to start against lefties.

  • Kubo, Asian Dynamite

    WE DO HAVE QUITE THE SLUGGERS IN IKE (KING) DAVIS AND JOSH (HAIL) SATIN. EVEN SO, THERE IS JUST NO WAY WE CAN AFFORD LUCAS DUDA LOSING PLAYING TIME. WE ABSOLUTELY MUST GET HIS BAT GOING IF WE WANT TO COMPETE FOR OUR PERFECT 162-0 SEASON.

  • Joanie Yan

    Which is probably the reason they cut Turner.

  • Joanie Yan

    A Duda/Satin platoon is scary defensively. D Wright will not be happy with the additional errors he’ll get. Start Ike. Let Satin play against tough lefties (with Ike coming in late in games for defense) and spell Wright at third once in a while. Trade Duda – he belongs in the AL. And while we’re at it let’s sign Drew and make Tejada the backup SS/2nd baseman.

  • Vin

    Mostly agree, but I think Duda is in the minors or traded if Ike is with the big club.

  • Benny

    I think a platoon of Ike/Satin/Duda can be very formidable and is not quite far-fetched, considering who we have at the helm (TC). All you have to do is alternate Ike and Duda against RHP and let Satin face all LHP. LGM!!!

    /s

  • Wrightstuf

    I would really like to see Flores win the first base job

  • metsman

    It’s decimated his reflexes altogether hence the once gold glove destined defense becoming less than even average. I think I was a bigger Davis fan than most which is why I don’t understand the refusal of so many to see that he hasn’t been right since the valley fever and will most likely never be the same again. I also like Duda and think we are lucky to have him given this tragedy with such a promising prospect like Davis.

  • Buddy3

    I agree. Now let’s see if Sandy is able to sign Drew. The price should really drop in the next 30 days. If DePo is telling us the truth then a 3rd round pick and an offer of 2/18 should get it done because the Bo-sox will not give him 2 years with Gavin Cecchini at AAA.

  • Rocky Thompson

    I agree with Recker, Satin and E. Young. Duda or Davis will either be traded or getting ABs in AAA. The backup middle infielder will be either Anthony Seratelli, Cliff Pennington (trade) or Tejada (sign Drew as FA). As for the 5th OF, either Andrew Brown or Kirk Nieuwenhuis (my choice). Kirk has actually done well as a PH in can play all three outfield positions.

  • oleosmirf

    A .270 hitter without power cannot be an everyday 1B. I’m sure he could be a starter at 3B for a handful of teams, but his best value is probably as a super sub/platoon where he can get around 300 AB as a PH, 1B, 3B, 2B (the position he played most in the minors) and maybe even the OF.

  • oleosmirf

    I see Metsblog is moving over here by the day. A .279 hitter on the bench is a fantastic value.

    Satin is a lock for the opening day roster, end of discussion.

  • oleosmirf

    Not going to happen. If Murphy is here, then Flores is in AAA as you can’t have both of them on the right side of the infield.

    Flores will be in AAA which really isn’t a bad thing as he still needs to develop 1B power and work on his defense.

  • Taskmaster4450

    I would like to see Flores anywhere playing everyday for the Mets because I love his bat. Sadly, the way it is looking, he is bound for Wallyworld.

  • Taskmaster4450

    You mean Garin…Gavin is with the Mets.

    And Garin is a 3B not a SS so I dont think he has anything to do with the drew decision. Bogarts on the other hand, does.

  • TPT

    DONT LOOK BACK UNLESS YOU PLAN ON GOING THERE…get rid of Davis get rid of Duda get rid of Satin the thought of 2013 and these AAA players leaves a bad taste in my mouth sign Kendry Morales and lets move forward already ..

  • Agee’s Catch

    I don’t see how Satin fits into your cut everyone and sign Kendry Morales scenario. While I think you need to cut/trade Davis and Duda, Satin would be a good bench player because of his ability to play three infield positions.

  • Agee’s Catch

    And he’s loading up on whipped cream….

  • Lotus1209

    Which is fine to let him get used to 1b. Just tossing him in the fire wont do him well… let him get his confidence up again in LV and then bring him up if the Ike/Satin combo doesnt work.

  • TPT

    yep that agree with on i guess, but we need power even coming of the bench we need power but ok i can see your point on Satin

  • mad met

    Satin is a good bench player not a platoon player ..let florez have that spot and when ike gets traded at some point let florez and murphy share time there or second untill they can trade young and put ey back in left

  • Kabeetz

    A platoon makes all the sense in the world. And if a full time starter emerges then let him earn it on the field.

  • Mario Gonzalez

    What do you mean by let him get his confidence up again? You must be confusing Flores with Duda or Davis. This guy has never had confidence issues as far as I can tell. He’s hit wherever he’s played on the diamond. You think a move to 1B is gonna break his confidence?

  • Bail4Nails

    Quick change of subject: 1 month and 9 days from now, Aledmys Diaz will be available for acquisition. Cuban SS with great numbers for leadoff hitter, who won’t cost us a draft pick and worry over injury (Drew), and won’t cost us top pitching prospects (trade with ARI or SEA).
    Aledmys Diaz will only cost MONEY!
    There was a First Base Cuban defector named Jose Abreu who would only have cost the Mets MONEY!
    I know the “Wilpons are cheap” debate has gotten old here. I also understand that signing 2 Cuban defectors doesn’t guarantee success. But why doesn’t it bother us that the Mets are not even in the conversation to sign this guy?
    No draft picks surrendered, no prospects traded: This is where you spend money! At the very least, we would’ve had an extra option at First Base AND Shortstop. Instead, we are reduced to debating who will hurt us less Duda or Davis, and where can we stick Tejada in the lineup that won’t kill us. Drives me nuts! Can we at least buy this guy Diaz a salmon dinner?
    PS- Don’t just downvote, explain your position. If you think Drew is a better value than Diaz, that’s cool just say so. I’m simply asking for an explanation why we aren’t going after this guy too. We need a leadoff hitter and shortstop. Don’t just downvote, say something. This isn’t MetsBlog.

  • bostongregg

    “A Satin and Davis Platoon At First Base Could Prove Very Productive”
    …..no, no it couldn’t be. Sorry. If that’s our first base platoon, we will have a 74 win team at best.

  • Kubo, Asian Dynamite

    AS MUCH AS THESE FRANCHISE SLUGGERS MAY PRODUCE FOR US, I BELIEVE WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO PART WAYS WITH THE WEAKER LINK OF IKE “KING” DAVIS AND LUCAS “COW” DUDA.

    JOSH (HAIL) SATIN WILL DO A FINE JOB FACING THE LHP.

    LGM, WHATEVER THAT MEANS!

  • metsaholic

    Yes, I do. Playing in the majors have humbled a lot of great AAA players. Let him work at 1st base in Las Vegas.

  • Mario Gonzalez

    Yet another person who believes you need to have power in order to play 1B. I disagree completely with this. You need a competent hitter at the dish regardless of position. I’m guessing you’d rather have Duda at first over Flores just because of his so called “power” potential?

  • Agee’s Catch

    I actually think Duda works as the lefty off the bench. I’d turn him into a pinch hitter al a Rusty Staub. He can pay LF or RF in a pinch.

  • The Gooden

    Not a fan of the platoon situation at all. A player can’t be confident or get in any rhythm if they don’t feel like a real part of the team. Make a decision and stick with it.

  • Lotus1209

    lol the guy hit 210 in his first stint in the majors. Being in Triple-A where you can hit your way out of Mars is the best thing you can do for a 23 yr old kid. Plus it gives the Mets time to weigh their options. Win Win situation.

  • Ted Danson

    Davis and the word productive in the same sentence is pretty funny.

  • LastSaneMetsFan

    Morales is a full time DH for a reason…he can’t field. Not saying Ike or Duda are the answer but neither is Morales.

  • Mario Gonzalez

    Yup, you are absolutely right. He hit 210 in his first stint while playing in the majors on a bad ankle. I still would make him the STARTING 1B or at least the leading candidate to start the season as the opening day 1B. I think he’s got nothing left to prove at Vegas. Either the Mets trade Davis and Duda and insert Flores as the everyday 1B or trade Murphy and make him the everyday2B.

  • Big Mets Fan

    Play Satin.

  • Mike Lloyd

    Love that Hail Satin! Funny funny…

  • Kubo, Asian Dynamite

    YES, THE EYEBROW OVERLORD SHALL BE ABLE TO BRING IMMENSE PRODUCTION IF GETTING A CONSISTENT AMOUNT OF PLAYING TIME.

  • sperry

    About as funny as a new york baseball team platooning first base

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Everyone seems to be on the SATAN Ooops I mean SATIN bandwagon.

    Josh Satin isnt that good. I honestly doubt he matches Justin Turners production off the bench

    You guys are just still punch drunk from when he 1st came up and was on fire.Everyone who played 1B sucked so bad that when Satin actually gave some production from the position you all fell in love BUT here are some stats to chew on.

    Josh Satin 2013
    1st Half – 61AB, .361AVG, .487OBP, .557SLG, 1.044OPS, 15BB, 17K
    2nd Half -129AB, .240AVG, .317OBP, .333SLG, .651OPS, 15BB, 39K

    Teams figured him out and he had little to no success. I like him as a bench piece but he is NO 1B STARTER or Platoon mate(regardless of those SAMPLE-SIZE splits stats)…Worst WORST case scenario I’d rather go with BRANDON ALLEN…

  • Alwayzamazin

    I’ll deal with Satin later, what about the upcoming COLONoscopy? you know he is the poster boy for “buy tickets” on the mets website? he and grandy.
    http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/simgad/9704440314496946199

  • TPT

    Sorry but your wrong unless you live in anaheim as i do and watched morales play FIRST BASE NOT DH for the 4 yrs he played for the angels as i did you’d see is heads and shoulders better than duda could ever hope to be and neither davis or duda have or will ever be voted 5th in mvp voting as he was his 2nd yr in the league so you can have your aaaa players and be as we have been and that’s A BAD TEAM but ill tak morales AT FIRST BASR WHERE HE PLAYED AS A ANGEL

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Oh lordy lolollollol….that face isnt going to entice anyone to come to a Mets game….UNLESS of course they bill him as “ANDRE THE GIANT” 😉

  • Alwayzamazin

    so you mean he is looking better? lol too funny. what happened to the face of the franchise? why isn’t he in their ad? why isn’t gee or anyone else that played last year? it is F’d up. no doubt

  • Alwayzamazin

    Hi Hank…dare I ask? baby yet? hope all is well and your little Metsette comes soon 🙂 keep us posted!

  • bobblehead

    I love the idea of signing Diaz and handing SS to him.

    And you can’t downvote anymore on MetsBlog.

  • Bail4Nails

    Poor MetsBlog. But I’m hoping the Diaz chatter picks up in the next month. Maybe if enough fans are talking about it, they might consider it. Wright, Diaz, Murphy, Flores left to right works for me. Makes for a damn good lineup too.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    David Wrights Stock took a BIG HIT on the advertisement front after he tied the knot got MARRIED O_o thats what happened

    The cougars dont like married men they like the young innocent and unattached.

    But have no fear we have a replacement:

    Insert Bartolo Colon the NEW HEARTTHROB

    BIG SEXY…The NEW DIMPLES 😉

  • Alwayzamazin

    LOLOL!! Attention Dimple Army! Here is Dimpleman2, mmmm mmmm get the cookbook out and he could be all yours!

  • Destry

    From what I understand, Diaz will need some time in the minor leagues. Most likely a 1/2 season in AA, and then some time in AAA. I think he would probably be a September callup, and maybe be ready for 2015.

  • Destry

    Satin is the perfect platoon player. He hits LHP really well. He needs to be in the lineup everytime a LHP starts.

  • Destry

    Why couldn’t Davis be the lefty off the bench. Wouldn’t that be better for him anyway considering he is suffering from chronic fatigue via Valley Fever?

  • Destry

    Yeah, because Duda has a grand total of ZERO errors at 1B in his time there last year. Davis has slightly, and I mean very slightly more range than Duda, but he makes far more errors.

  • Destry

    Benny is that a joke?

  • Destry

    I think the backup middle infielder with be Tejada, with Ike being traded and Drew signing a 2 year deal with the Mets. Sandy is just waiting out the market. I hope he doesn’t wait too long, and let the Cardinals sneak in and get Drew and move Peralta to 3B, so Kolten Wong can start the year in AAA, and Carpenter plays 2B. That would be terrible.

  • Destry

    If the Mets wanted to trade to Duda they could’ve already. He hasn’t been available. Other GMs know this and they are just waiting for the Mets to release Davis.

  • Destry

    Im with you Metsman. I thought Davis was gonna be an All-Star 1B for 10 years, but its quite obvious that the Valley Fever that Ike has, is not the entry level kind. He is gonna suffer chronic exhaustion for a long long time. All you have to do is look at Connor Jackson’s career. He simply isn’t the guy that came up to the big leagues. He most likely had Valley Fever beforehand, and thus the reason it took him a full year to recover from a sprained ankle.

  • Destry

    The main problem I have with Ike is that he has not only blocked the Mets from seeing if Duda was the answer at 1B coming off a fantastic 2011, when Duda was one of the best hitters in the NL in the 2nd half, but he is now creating even more of a logjam. We have to wait for the Davis situation to be fixed to see Duda, and then if that doesn’t work, see Flores. He’s holding up progress any way you want to look at it. Davis is clearly not the answer for us going forward, so why not evaluate someone else. Lets not go into 2015 in the same situation yet again.

  • Destry

    That was 4 years ago. Ike was a good 1B then too. Things change. The leg injury that he had was severe, and diminished his already limited range.

  • Destry

    By everyone you mean Ike Davis? Duda played one game at 1B before Satin started playing and was 4-4 in Atlanta. He strained his oblique and had to go on the DL. Although many people forget that, and say “he got sent to the minors”

  • Tommy2cat

    Contemplating this platoon as a solution, I want to cry

  • Hey. Thanks so much for checking in. Harper Marie finally arrived Thursday afternoon. She and mom are both healthy and well. We feel incredibly blessed.

  • Agree. I feel like Flores is one of those guys that has more value to us, than his value on the trade market. For a team starving for offense, this kid could be the best bat out of the system in a long while. They need to be playing him everyday. I’ll be ok with Vegas to start, but if the joke show keeps stinking it up and being trotted out there come June-July…we can all throw our hissy-fits from atop our soapboxes.

  • Benny

    /s = Sarcasm

  • mad met

    Why waste time on duda…

  • mad met

    Totaly agree

  • mad met

    Im with u

  • mad met

    Lol that is pathetic

  • TPT

    He broke his ankle in 2011 and last yr was his first full yr (162 games) back tho he played 31 games at first only because according to cbs sports seattle was overloaded with 1st baseman and only because he’s in the a.l. is he a dh and is more than adequate at 1st

  • Destry

    Because the other option is Ike Davis. Do you recall seeing him hot being able to even be remotely close to a baseball last year? Connor Jackson part 2. Talk about wasting time.

  • Destry

    AHa.. My bad dude. I thought you were smarter than that.

  • Alwayzamazin

    Congratulations Hank and God Bless your family! Harper Marie is a beautiful name. feel free to post a pic! Is it Harper as in Bryce? lol Best Wishes!!

  • Connor O’Brien

    If it gets above average production who cares?

  • Connor O’Brien

    Kendrys Morales is only slightly more productive than Lucas Duda and he will cost SO much more.

  • Thanks Eileen. 🙂

    It’s Harper, as in the only name my wife and I both loved for our girl. Or Ben Harper, or Harper Lee, or Harper (a city in my native Liberia where my parents vacationed) – according to our families and friends. But nope, it’s Harper, as in the only name my wife and I both loved for our girl.

    But certainly not Bryce Harper (until he becomes a Met??).

  • METS62FAN

    UNFORTUNATELY, THE DEDUICATION TO SABREMETRICAL SLASH LINES REQUIRING HIGH OBP #s MAY DICTATE SATIN/DUDA OVER SATIN/DAVIS SIMPLY BECAUSE THERE ISN’T THE PREREQUISITE MATURED BASEBALL “EYE” WITHIN THE TRIUMVIRATE OF ALDERSON/DEPODESTA/RICCIARDI TO STUBBORNLY SUBMIT DAVIS’ SUPERIOR BAEEBALL INSTINCTS OVER DUDA’S LACK THEREOF.

    BEFORE THEY CONDEMN DAVIS TO A MET CAREER OF FRUSTRATED TIMING DISRTUPTION THEY MUST FIRST DEDICATE RTHEIR APPROACH TO IKE AS BEING GET HIM RIGHT[BACK TO PREANKLE INJURY ABILITY] BEFORE TRYING TO IMPROVE HIS SABRE LINE FORGET OBP & COBNCENTRATE ON SWINGING @ WHAT IMMEDIATELY LOOKS GOOD, INSTINCTIVLY. STRIKEOUTS BE DAMNED GO BACK TO THE DAVIS APPROACH BEFORE THE WRIGHT INCIDENT SEE BALL HIT BALL. DON’T WORRY ABOUT BB AT LEAST UNTIL THE AVG #s HAVE BEEN RECOVERED THEN WORK WITHIN THE NUMBERS IMO CONCERN OVER OBP OVER AVG IS PLACING THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE DOES ANYONE PARTICULARLY CONSIDER DUDA A BETTER HITTER THAN DAVIS? DESPITE DUDA’S HIGHER OBP? WHEN BATTING AVG IS .250 OR LESS FOR A POTENTIAL POWER HITTER THE PROBLEM SHOULD NEVER BE OBP THE CAVIAT TO THE OLD STANDBY EXPRESSION OF; “A WALK’S AS GOOD AS A HIT!” IS THE HIT HAS TO BE A SINGLE. AS NO BB IS EQUAL TO ANY EXTRA BASEHIT, ESP HRs
    I STILL CONTEND THE HUDGENS’ APPROACH IS NOT COMPATABLE WITH COMPLEX SWING MECHANICS IMO, IF COMPLEX MECHANICS ARE PRODUCING 20-30 HRs WITH REGULARITY, SCREW THE OBP! KEEP THE “FLAWED” MECHANICS!

  • TPT

    hahahaha hmmm well get back to me when Duda has a 308 34 hrs 108 rbis and 5th in mvp voting season just once ok?.and btw Morales first full year from his broken ankle was last yr where he played every game hit 275 23 hrs 80 rbis so hes slightly better than a guy where looking to trade or at best platoon? id rather we have a guy who’d cost so much more and produce so much more..than the same old thinking that got us where we are..pay a little and get next to no production ..

  • Alwayzamazin

    Harper Lee is a good choice, she wrote a book that changed my life, in a way…glad you all are doing fine and God bless you all!Still hoping for a pic 🙂

  • Ask Joe D. to send you my e-mail. I’ll be happy to pass along some pics.

  • Alwayzamazin

    will do…thanks!