Tag: Ike Davis

Oakland A’s Acquire Ike Davis

An article by posted on November 23, 2014 0 Comments
Oakland A’s Acquire Ike Davis

The saga of Ike Davis lives on.  ESPN’s Adam Rubin has reported that the Oakland A’s acquired the former Met from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for International signing money.  This will be the embattled slugger’s third team in less than a year’s time. A’s GM Billy Beane jumped right away to pick up the […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Was Flores’ Development Strategy Actually a Budgetary Strategy?

An article by posted on September 19, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Was Flores’ Development Strategy Actually a Budgetary Strategy?

An MMO Fan Shot by Pedro’s Rooster In Thursday’s New York Post, Sandy Alderson spoke of the organization’s feelings about Wilmer Flores, presumably as part of the team’s future. “We’re getting a lot more comfortable,” Alderson said. “One of the reasons for giving Flores as much playing time as we have is to build up […]

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Can We Really Trust Lucas Duda?

An article by posted on September 17, 2014 0 Comments
Can We Really Trust Lucas Duda?

On August 1st, Lucas Duda was batting .263. He had driven in 61 runs and had 20 home runs under his belt. Since that date, his numbers have slipped drastically. This morning he wakes up to a .248 batting average and has added 7 more home runs. The numbers tell the story of an emerging […]

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Is Lucas Duda The Future At First Base?

An article by posted on August 28, 2014 0 Comments
Is Lucas Duda The Future At First Base?

A simple search of my Twitter feed, or my comment history on this site will reveal a strong dislike for Lucas Duda (as a baseball player, I don’t know the man). This spring when the Mets were auditioning both Duda and the since traded Ike Davis for the everyday first base spot, I strongly backed […]

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3 Up, 3 Down: Hollywood Hulk

An article by posted on August 25, 2014 0 Comments
3 Up, 3 Down: Hollywood Hulk

The Mets continued their West Coast road trip and stopped by Los Angeles for a 3 game set against the N.L. West leading Dodgers. NY dropped 2 of 3, but unlike previous series, there were great individual takeaways for players looking to lock up their positions for 2015 and beyond. Conversely, the veterans were showed […]

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Lucas Duda Is Finally Looking Like An Everyday Player

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Is Finally Looking Like An Everyday Player

Coming into the season, Lucas Duda found himself in the awkward position of being in a platoon at first base with a player who, like him, batted from the left side of the plate.  Over the first two-plus weeks of the season, Duda and Ike Davis shared starting duties at first base, with Duda penciled […]

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Mets Acquire LHP Blake Taylor From Pirates To Complete Ike Davis Trade

An article by posted on June 16, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Acquire LHP Blake Taylor From Pirates To Complete Ike Davis Trade

The Mets have finally completed the Ike Davis trade, acquiring left-handed pitching prospect Blake Taylor from the Pirates. Taylor, 18, was selected by the Pirates in the second round (51st overall) last year, signing exactly a year from today. Draft picks cannot be traded until a year after they sign, meaning Taylor had to stay […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Zen and the Misery of Being a Met Fan

An article by posted on June 5, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Zen and the Misery of Being a Met Fan

An MMO Fan Shot by Andy Love of Fair and Unbalanced. Being a Met fan is not a choice.  As a recent study published in the New York Times confirmed, if your team wins a championship when you are between the ages of 8 and 12, you are far more likely to maintain a lifetime loyalty to that team.  […]

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Mejia, Familia and Black Are Bringing the Heat

An article by posted on May 30, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia, Familia and Black Are Bringing the Heat

May 30 Jenrry Mejia struck out the side to earn his fifth save last night and is five-for-five in save chances since being moved to the bullpen on May 12. Mejia has excelled in his new late inning role, sporting a 9.44 strikeout rate and being unscored upon in nine relief appearances spanning 10.1 innings. The pen in general […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Pirates 2

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Pirates 2

Jon Niese trotted out to the mound on Tuesday night to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates; the first game with newly appointed hitting coach Lamar Johnson in the reins, and the Mets doubled up the Bucs by a score of 4-2. Niese set down the Pirates in order during the first inning with Juan Lagares […]

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