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Ike Davis is happy to be with Pirates, no ill will towards Mets

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.”




145 comments
Robert Biller
Robert Biller

The guy was a stiff. whats to miss? He gets hot for 2 weeks and swings for the fences all the time.

2015 NL MVP Voting  2nd Place Ike Davis 1B ~ Pirates .306 34 HR 123 RBI 109 R OBB .399

Richard Hayden
Richard Hayden

I'm happy that Ike is doing well, sometimes you just need a change of pace!!

Tim Fechter
Tim Fechter

The Mets launch another Hall Of Fame career!

Patrick Hines
Patrick Hines

I am glad Ike is doing well, but he had long worn out his welcome in NY.

Thomas Kulik
Thomas Kulik

Figured he would hit so much better after we trade him. he just couldn't handle the NY pressure.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Good for Davis. Sometimes getting out from under the NY media can clear ones' head..

Michael John Knespler
Michael John Knespler

Well we're happy he's gone and had enough of him and his .150 batting average and his big mouth father Ron Davis bad mouthing the Mets. Lets go Mets! World's biggest Yankee hater-ME.

James
James

Sorry Ike, you didn't have one bad season, you had 2 bad seasons with a 1-2 month blip of power.  Hope you find yourself in Pittsburg wish you nothing but the best, but man you are whiny.

cmetsfan
cmetsfan

Ike was the tradeable one. He was not doing it here for the mets. A lot pro Murphy fans were accused bro lusts, while Ike fans couldn't of been more enamored.


All the best to Ike with wherever, it had stopped working with the mets.  

Steven Sherman
Steven Sherman

Most players a happy when they go no one likes being under 500

Kevin O'Driscoll
Kevin O'Driscoll

So happy for him, wish him all the luck, except when he plays us..ha ha

Joe Schwartzman
Joe Schwartzman

Both sides needed to be rid of each other in my opinion.I wish him well there and very interested to see who player to be named is.

Kenny Leccese
Kenny Leccese

As much as I wanted to see Ike stay, he needed the change and get away from CitiField which is a hitters nightmare. Can't wait for him to hit one into the Alleghany River at PNC Park.

Natalia Lombardi
Natalia Lombardi

As a #Metsfan and #IkeDavis fan, I'm sincerely happy he is finally succeeding in his career. He is an awesome Palmer and one hell of an athlete. To see him become the athlete I know he can be and is wit the Pirates, makes me happy. Go Davis!

Loretta Hartle
Loretta Hartle

Miss you Ike, hope you win a batting title, you will be great there.

Domenico Santoro
Domenico Santoro

The I'll feeling towards the mets was his bar letting average

nwmets
nwmets

To tell you the truth, he sounds like an idiot.

Steve Chiarella
Steve Chiarella

himself, hes a singles hitter now, with 3 rbi's, lol, rubean tejada has more ribbys in may

Steve Chiarella
Steve Chiarella

in may read the article, ike hit his only pitt homer in april

Paul Sharp
Paul Sharp

Actually I think his first three years were OK given that his 2nd season was 2 months. He did well as a rookie and that short 2011 campaign. 2012 he struggled for avg but still hit 32 homers. 2013 was not good. So I wouldn't classify him as awful for his entire Met career. His defense is always solid.

Austin Acocella
Austin Acocella

Does anyone really believe that Ike had only one bad season as a Met?

owlnut
owlnut

Playing everyday and getting a chance to get a rhythm at the plate could only help him. As it has helped Duda. It was obscene what the Mets did to Ike and Duda.

James
James

His defense was terrible 2013 in particular, lacked some in 2012 as well.  He had a couple good months in 2012 he did not have a good year.

nwmets
nwmets

Ike does, apparently. He is utterly clueless -- we're definitely better off without him in the long run.