He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold. ~ Herodotus The moment of action for New York Met General Manager Sandy Alderson is now. It is time for Sandy to fly against his better nature, to throw caution to the wind, and take his own bold approach to fixing the Mets. Rules are guidelines to give us structure, […]
IKE DAVIS, 1B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS After missing most of the 2011 season with an ankle injury, Davis struggled for much of the first half but avoided a trip to the minor leagues with the promise of the 19 homers he slugged in his 2010 rookie season when he finished seventh in the Rookie of the Year balloting. Davis responded with a scorching second half in 2012 that salvaged his season with 32 homers and 90 […]
“What Outfield?” Much has been said regarding the future of the Mets’ outfield, with many suggesting a run at CarGo, Ellsbury, Choo, or Stanton. That certainly should be a focal point for this offseason; however, with the lack of production from the infield, even more questions have emerged. Let’s take a look at the situation at each infield spot. First Base Entering the 2013 season, Ike Davis was high on everybody’s list as a potential […]
When New York Mets manager Terry Collins railed at his listless team for not taking advantage of the opportunity to make an impression toward 2014, he had Lucas Duda in mind. “This is his chance to play every day at first base. That’s where he likes to play,’’ Collins said last night. “We’re hoping he relaxes at the plate. He doesn’t have to worry about playing defense because he knows he can play first.’’ This is the third year […]
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported that the Mets are unlikely to pursue a first baseman from outside the organization this winter, after speaking to Sandy Alderson. “The Mets expect to have their first base answer in-house, between Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and Josh Satin. That will leave shortstop and the outfield corners as the main areas for import.” It sort of sounds like what I’ve been saying all along regarding first base and that ultimately […]
“Ike Davis made his way around the clubhouse offering farewells on Monday,” writes Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Davis will miss the rest of the season with a strained right oblique, and as you can read below, probably has played his last game as a Met… Ya’ll take care now, Ike… It’s been a real right pleasure knowin’ ya… Original Post 9/1 After leaving tonight’s game with an apparent strained right oblique, Terry Collins […]
Rusty said something interesting in his This Day In Mets Infamy column this morning… I think we are watching Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda play their final games as Mets… In that above photo, taken a year ago, we went into the 2012 offseason convinced that those three would all be a a part of the new Mets core… Now none of them are seen that way anymore either by the fans or the front office. By the […]
Mets at Padres • 8:40 PM • Petco Park RHP Jenrry Mejia (1-2, 2.22) vs. RHP Edinson Volquez (8-10, 5.80) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B Marlon Byrd – RF Ike Davis – 1B Wilmer Flores – 3B Travis d’Arnaud – C Juan Lagares – CF Omar Quintanilla – SS Jenrry Mejia – RHP Game Notes Marlon Byrd, Ike Davis and Daniel Murphy homered as the Mets beat San Diego, 5-2, Friday night. Byrd produced his 19th long ball, one shy […]
Updated Post Ike Davis went 1-for-3 with a long home run of Ian Kennedy last night as the Mets beat the Padres 5-2 at Petco Park. Davis also drew two more walks, prompting a sigh from Keith Hernandez in the first inning, “Uh… nice walk.” In Davis’ defense, he took four straight pitches out of the strike zone and it was obvious Kennedy wasn’t giving him anything to hit despite walking Marlon Byrd before him. Ironically, […]
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