Ike Davis

In case you missed it: The latest on Ike Davis

The Mets are reportedly looking to swap Ike Davis for a pitcher, and the Orioles and Brewers seem to be their most likely trade partner…


In talks with the Orioles about Davis, the Mets asked for LHP prospect Eduardo Rodriguez, but Baltimore declined (Encina, Dec. 31). The Orioles may be close to trading for a hitter (Kubatko, Jan. 1), but there is no evidence the deal is or isn’t with the Mets.

Sandy Alderson is obviously trying to get the best possible pitching prospect for Ike, but – at this point – he is only being offered mid-tier, Double-A pitching (Cerrone, Dec. 31). So far, he’s been turned down when asking for Rodriguez, Pirates RHP Nick Kingham (Perrotto, Dec. 17), and Brewers RHP Tyler Thornburg (McCalvy, Dec. 1).

In early December, it was reported that the Brewers intended to move quickly to get a first baseman (Haudricourt, Dec. 12), yet they have still not made an acquisition to fill that need. They reportedly still have interest in Davis (Puma, Dec. 27), but have also been linked to free-agent 1B Michael Young.

The Pirates and Rays had been to the Mets earlier this winter. However, the Pirates recently traded for Chris McGuiness and the Rays signed James Loney, which presumably took them out of the running for Davis.




76 comments
dave27a
dave27a

It's not humanly possible to miss anything in regards to Ike Davis.

xgamblorx
xgamblorx

Trade Ike, sign Drew, find some more live bullpen arms, and a couple of minor-league deal starters. Do that and I'd be happy enough with the offseason, given the financial limitations. That gets you something like a .500 team with a lot of room for the young players to grow into roles.

foley
foley

Who knows what goes on behind the scenes.... I read the same "educated rumors" everyone else does, but none of us know.


The sense of it to me is a lot of teams have kicked the tires on Ike Davis in an attempt to buy low on a player who's had success in the past, but hasn't been consistent and had a horrendous 2013.  Alderson doesn't want to sell low because of the past successes (32 HR, 90 RBI in 2012?).  Other teams don't want to pay high because of his inconsistency and the 2013 season.  


So you keep him and hope he puts it together.  He's shown he can be a quality MLB hitter.


If I was Alderson and TC I would show confidence in him and try and raise his confidence.  State publicly that yes we kicked the tires on a trade - but we value Ike in a way other teams don't.  So he's our starting first baseman because we believe he can be a good one.  We are looking forward to having Ike on our team and him being an integral part of our march to the playoffs.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Not to worry folks. Remember, Wonderful Wally "fixed" him last season. Has anyone noticed the total silence surrounding Wally's prospects with another team?.

Christian Card
Christian Card

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz wake me up when this is over. Bored with this non-off season move.

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

Say the worse case happens how long before Lucas Duda is sent to Las Vegas or given his DFA.  How much patience will Terry have and Sandy before they realize they made a major mistake keeping Duda instead of Ike. Regardless of how bad Ike was he is alot better then Duda on both sides. Sure Duda will walk but he will K as well alot because he does not take the bat off his shoulders like Paul Bunyon. lol

foley
foley

If you can't get anything for Ike Davis then you don't trade him.  He's only one year from a 32 HR, 90 RBI season even though his BA stunk that season and he basically was horrible for half the year.


Its funny to me that there are some people who want to ignore Tejada's 2013 because he's young so he should get more chance when he's done nothing in his career, but at the same time can't wait to get rid of Ike Davis.


He should get a chance to rebound rather than give him away.  Trying to get 30 HR's in this market is not easy - and its not available unless the Mets sign Morales, who would be a defensive downgrade and cost probably 8 mil more.


If he stinks up the joint again, at least there are other internal options.  

bk_shogun
bk_shogun

HOW CAN ANYONE MISS IT?? YOU REGURGITATE THE SAME DIGITAL VOMIT EVERY SIX HOURS

bunky
bunky

I still think and Ike + pitching is the move for a SS. Aim high, for either Texas or Anaheim surplus. 

Maybe then Morales can be signed with freed up funds.

Bob Giacalone
Bob Giacalone

Seriously?  Again? Exactly how many times can you tell the EXACT SAME STORY? Call it the Repetitive Mets Blog. Saying it again and again, just in case you were in a coma and didn't read it the first 40 times.

rico
rico

"In case we missed it? :)  That's funny.

I think my dead grandmother could get a PHD in Ike Davis trade rumor-status's at this point.



Bill Tolstick
Bill Tolstick

Wow how hard up can you be for a story? Put a couple of stankees in there? Metsblog don't make me unlike you.

Andrew Herbst
Andrew Herbst

What did we miss about Ike? Nothing's happened. All rumors.

chasesimms
chasesimms

Classic photo of Ike!! This is from the game when he forgot to bring his bat to the plate!

chasesimms
chasesimms

I've got it all figured out.  Attention Sandy: Trade Murphy, put EY at second, trade Ike, then sign Drew and Morales.   


That's a true makeover! 


EY

Drew

Wright

Granderson

Morales

Young

Lagares

d'Arnaud

nolrog
nolrog

How can we possible miss it.  You post something about this every other day, maybe more.

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

why isn't sandy looking into a ss prospect for Ike instead of pitching. we got alot of young prospect pitchers why not try thinking outside the box .

Alfonso Schinella
Alfonso Schinella

Ike Davis is all basically an if, you hope he does great for us and not for some other team. But either way there is no right move, i believe we shall see in time if ike will be the 30 home run guy or the one we've seen for the past few seasons

Rob Martin
Rob Martin

If the guy could hit the damn ball I'd be all for keeping him but he plays like crap. good defense, but cant hit anything that isn't on straight down the pipe or low, and the curve ball forget it.

hunter
hunter

Yeah because no one thought of that already. How much did you plan on donating to the Drew contract?

hunter
hunter

@foley Maybe he is gaining confidence due to the good prospects the Mets at least tried getting for him even tho it was declined. Shows him he somewhat means something to the organization.

dexx
dexx

@foley Didn't they show confidence in him last year by letting him stay in the lineup for 3 months with a .150 Avg  5  HRs  &  200  OBP?  That didn't seem to work.  He wasn't injured last season.  He just sucked.

Rob Martin
Rob Martin

@Ron Davis Get rid of both of them. it's a frigging joke at 1st base... All choices suck!! even Satin isn't really good. All 3 of them stink.

dexx
dexx

@foley Neither should get a chance.  THey had wasted their opportunity.

Bob Giacalone
Bob Giacalone

@ricoThis blog has become a total joke. Cerrone and his cronies tell the same stories, cite the same sources. Can't come up with a creative idea.

rico
rico

@chasesimms from what I have heard EYoung is a pretty bad second baseman. I like him in the lineup but I like Murphy more

chasesimms
chasesimms

@nolrog   Not just something, the SAME EXACT "story", word for word.   

Gland1
Gland1

If you had a good SS prospect would you give him up for Ike?  But maybe if you could get a good pitching prospect for him you could use some of that depth for a SS. 

foley
foley

@Alfonso Schinella 


He is exactly one year removed from a 32 HR, 90 RBI season.. Yes his BA sucked in 2012 but still.....

foley
foley

@dexx @foley 


Agreed. but he was much better after he returned.  OK, maybe not much better, but better.  And its a new season.  Maybe he has a good season after a bad one.... he won't be the first player that does.  At least he has done it in the past.

foley
foley

@Steven Matregrano 


I would agree with a lot of what you say about Davis, but I would take it a step further.  If Davis plays a full year and does anything, no way Morales hits 20 more home runs.  Even if Davis has another "bad" year and doesn't hit for average, he will still hit 20-25 HRS minimum (remember 2012 he hit 228 and hit 32 HR's) and 75-80 RBI.  I don't know that you can expect that much more from Morales other than he is certainly more likely to have a better OBP.  Certainly I think Morales would be better than Davis, but probably not enough to justify the 8 mil or so extra in salary.


Tejada was not hurt the rest of the year though.  He did have a couple of injuries, but he got plenty of minor league time also.  I like to do research.... please back me up.. go to any of the baseball statistics websites and look at Tejada's track record in both MLB and minor leagues... There is nothing whatsoever to suggest he will ever get better, and what he is now isn't good.  If he hit doubles he'd be better, but he doesn't hit those either.  


If he was nothing more than a no. 8 hitter who played stellar defense at the SS position, ok great.  But he's below average defensively also.  


I'm a fan so maybe I'm being optimistic but I'd like to think as presently constituted this is a 500 team.  If so Drew over Tejada could absolutely be the difference to contending for a playoff spot.

Rob Martin
Rob Martin

@Sentimental Steve They need to ask him what's really going on. only Ike knows. It would be a shame to lose him but if he's not gonna produce then why waste the money on him. 

ReedRothchild
ReedRothchild

@Sentimental Steve

As much as Fred says they can and not one penny more.

It's a shame that he generally spends his small allowance so unwisely.