Tag: Davis

Spring Training Recap: Nationals 5, Mets 4

An article by posted on February 28, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Nationals 5, Mets 4

The Mets opened their Grapefruit League season on Friday, with a 5-4 loss to the Washington Nationals at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. It was scintillating to watch a Mets game again, even a meaningless spring training game like this one. There was lots to be excited about, the least of which being the […]

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It’s Clear That Ike Davis Is The Best Option At First Base For The Mets

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Clear That Ike Davis Is The Best Option At First Base For The Mets

Ike Davis is two seasons removed from his breakout campaign in 2012, where he belted 32 homeruns. It’s such a rare feat in major league baseball to hit 30-plus homeruns that only 5-10% of players do this, on average, any given season. You can’t hit 30 homeruns in a season by accident. Davis gets a […]

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Collins Wants Players To Speak Up About Injuries

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Wants Players To Speak Up About Injuries

After Terry Collins learned that Ike Davis played through an oblique injury for most of the season, as reported by Mike Puma of the NY Post, he addressed the matter this afternoon at Tradition Field in St. Lucie. “There’s got to be a conversation. And then certainly it’s up to me to decide which way […]

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Collins On Flores: His Bat Potential Is Off The Charts

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Collins On Flores: His Bat Potential Is Off The Charts

Terry Collins said Wilmer Flores earned a big compliment while the Mets manager was talking to someone who had watched Flores play winter ball for several years. According to Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger, Collins was told Flores was reminiscent of former Mets’ second baseman Edgardo Alfonzo. “The bat potential is off the charts. Everybody […]

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Eric Young Ready and Excited For Start Of A New Season

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Eric Young Ready and Excited For Start Of A New Season

Coming into 2014, one of the main focuses has been who will be in the starting lineup for the Mets when it pertains to the outfield. Speculation has it that Terry Collins is leaning towards having Eric Young, Jr. in left field, Chris Young in center and Curtis Granderson in right.  At this point, since […]

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Yelling At Reporters Isn’t Going To Fire Up Ike Davis

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Yelling At Reporters Isn’t Going To Fire Up Ike Davis

One of the more ridiculous things I’ve read in the wake of the Ike Davis - Mike Puma verbal spat is the notion this will motivate the underperforming first baseman. If that’s the case, the New York Mets have a greater problem than they thought. That thinking is flawed on many levels. As a professional athlete, if […]

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Ike Davis and Athletes Being Athletes

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Ike Davis and Athletes Being Athletes

Before the furor grows over the Ike Davis revelation that he played almost the entire season last year with an oblique injury, Met fans should slow down and consider what that fact means relative to Davis’s current standing on the team. I expect Davis will be roundly criticized for not disclosing the injury. In fact, […]

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Ike Davis Strongly Reacts To Story About Oblique Injury

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Ike Davis Strongly Reacts To Story About Oblique Injury

Updated Post According to a report on ESPN New York, Ike Davis loudly lectured Mike Puma of the NY Post this morning regarding the article about him concealing an oblique injury, as teammates and other media watched. “You made it look like an excuse,” Davis stated, directly addressing the article’s author. “It’s an excuse. It […]

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Collins Continues To Rave About Ike Davis

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Continues To Rave About Ike Davis

Terry Collins continues to rave about Ike Davis even though he hasn’t had one at-bat against live pitching since his last at-bat of the 2013 season. Here is a quote from MetsBlog: “I’m really impressed with what I’ve seen,” Collins said. “His swing is absolutely, completely different than it was last year. He’s really quited […]

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Why Strikeouts Are A Big Concern For The Mets

An article by posted on February 21, 2014 0 Comments
Why Strikeouts Are A Big Concern For The Mets

After writing about the high strikeout rates of Ike Davis, Chris Young and Lucas Duda, I received a question asking why my concern over strikeouts, with the reader saying, “there’s no difference between a strikeout and a soft grounder to second.’’ He couldn’t be more wrong. First, a strikeout is a non-productive out, but much more can happen on […]

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