Poor Ike Davis… He gets demoted to Triple-A, deservedly so, and leaves for Las Vegas without commenting on his feelings or the matter. The obviously crushed first baseman kept his head down after the game on Sunday as he emptied his locker, packed his bags and headed for the airport. SNY sent their Baseball Insider Andy Martino to Vegas and asked Davis what was going through his mind after a couple of days to let [...]
Updated by Satish Ram at 7:45 PM: Adam Rubin is reporting that first baseman Josh Satin, center fielder Collin Cowgill and lefthanded reliever Josh Edgin will be promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace Ike Davis, Mike Baxter and Robert Carson who were all optioned to Triple-A after today’s 8-4 loss to the Marlins. Satin will be added to the 40-man roster to fill the empty spot left when Rick Ankiel was released yesterday. That means within the last 24 hours, [...]
Through the first month or so of the season, John Buck was a revelation for the New York Mets. A throw in for the deal and a salary dump on the part of the Toronto Blue Jays in the Dickey deal, the original plan for Buck was to be a stopgap until top-prospect Travis d’Arnaud was ready to take the reins at home plate in Flushing. What the Mets didn’t plan for was their blue-chip [...]
New York Mets at Miami Marlins Matt Harvey Harvey (5-0, 1.85 ERA) vs Kevin Slowey (1-5, 3,59) First Pitch at 1:10 PM at Marlins Park Starting Lineup Omar Quintanilla – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Lucas Duda – LF Marlon Byrd – RF Ike Davis – 1B John Buck – C Rick Ankiel – CF Matt Harvey – RHP Game Notes The Mets have dropped two straight after their five game [...]
Marc Carig of Newsday talked to Ike Davis about what some believe to be the main culprit in his prolonged slump at the plate; the pronounced hand drop as the ball is being released by the pitcher. “I’ve always wanted to stop my hands from dropping,” Davis told Carig. “But I’ve always swung like that. Obviously, it’s not something that you want all the time, but I mean, Barry Bonds dropped his hands. A lot of people did and had [...]
Josh Satin is clearly the most worthy of getting a shot at first base if the team ultimately decides to demote Ike Davis. He must smell blood in the water, because he was 4-for-5 last night, with four RBI. He’s batting .316 this year with 8 home runs and 31 RBI. Satin also gets on base over 40% of the time. He has earned a promotion at this point, especially with the way Davis has been playing. [...]
Post Updated by Joe D. At 2:20 PM Andy Martino of the Daily News was told that the Mets want to resolve the Ike Davis situation before potentially demoting Ruben Tejada. He adds that they could also just send both of them down at once. Earlier today, WFAN’s Mike Francesa said Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada would have been sent to Triple-A after last night’s game had the Mets lost the game, based on what a team source [...]
Jon Niese started and despite not having his best stuff, he cruised through five scoreless innings. But then in the top of the sixth, centerfielder Brett Gardner tagged him for a leadoff triple and came around to score when Jayson Nix singled him home in the next at-bat for the first run of the game. After Niese’s second single of the game, Brett Garner made a great leaping catch to rob Daniel Murphy of a two-run [...]
I can fix Ike Davis. I know that you don’t believe me, but Davis can fix this if he wants to. I wrote a piece on MMN over the weekend about why I didn’t think it was the right move to demote Davis. I know I am in the small minority that thinks this, but if he makes a couple of minor mechanical adjustments he can work this out at the big league level. Look [...]
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