Pirates 1B Ike Davis is batting .306 with a .424 OBP in May, though he has no home runs and just three RBI.
“It’s nice to play for someone that actually wants you or thinks that you can help the team,” Davis told reporters while in town playing the Yankees this past weekend (ESPN, May 17). “I had one bad season, and the Mets had to make a change, and they traded me away. I don’t really know what else to say about that. It’s nice to be with a team that likes you. I don’t think the Mets hated me … until, you know.”
Davis was batting just .208 with one HR and five RBI in 12 games, prior to be traded by the Mets to the Pirates for Triple-A reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.
“I don’t hate them,” Davis said about the Mets. “They’re not really in my focus anymore. I had a great time, I made great friendships, but I’m on the Pirates and there’s not a hatred toward the Mets of, like, vengeance. I’m fine. I’m happy where I’m at.”