Ike and Tejada would’ve been demoted had Mets not won last night

Ike Davis 4 polaroidIke Davis and Ruben Tejada would have been sent to Triple-A after last night’s game had the Mets lost the game, WFAN’s Mike Francesa said on air today, based on a conversation with a team source.

According to Francesa, Tejada and Davis have been told they need to show immediate improvement soon or they’ll be demoted.

The meeting with Davis and Tejada included Terry Collins, Sandy Alderson and John Ricco, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.

ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin reported something similar earlier this week, saying Davis was saved from a demotion on Sunday because of his tie-breaking single against Braves closer Craig Kimbrel

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

This will surprise no one. The only inside information I’ve heard is that the Front Office really, really doesn’t want to do it, but they will. So, if this is accurate, it seems these two guys pushed beyond a tipping point in the last few days. The Mets probably hoped Davis would find confidence after his hit against Craig Kimbrell last weekend, but that has yet to happen. And, Tejada looked totally lost last night, not just on the bases, but also in the field. They’ll probably get these two games against the Yankees in New York, then maybe grab a flight to Nevada as their teammates head off to Miami? 


Francesa is broadcasting live from Yankee Stadium and will feature Matt Harvey and Daniel Murphy as guests during today’s show.