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Mets avoid arbitration with Ike Davis on one-year, $3.5 million deal

The Mets and Ike Davis have avoided arbitration with a one-year deal, worth $3.5 million (Sherman).

Davis hit .205 with a .326 OBP in 103 games in 2013. He spent a month in the minor leagues after starting the season with a .242 OBP and just five home runs.

After returning from Triple-A, Ike hit .267 with a .429 OBP and four home runs in 48 games.

Davis earned $3.125 million in 2013 and was projected to make $3.5 million this upcoming season (MLBTR).

Davis has been at the center of rumors all offseason, as the Mets may look to deal him and open up first base for Lucas Duda, Josh Satin and/or Wilmer Flores. But Sandy Alderson recently said the Mets are not actively engaged in trade discussions involving Davis (DiComo, Jan. 9).




184 comments
Dan Christie
Dan Christie

Wow, I wish I got $3.5 million for sucking at my job

openmind6
openmind6

What happened? Everyone said it was a done deal that Ike would be gone.

Michael Moran
Michael Moran

How many chances is this guy going to get????

Don O'Brien
Don O'Brien

Ike has all the tools, and let's hope he can put it all together. The strikeout's have to come way down; walk's are fine. He has the power and pop, and has really come along as a defensive first baseman. Bring it on, Ike! Don

metfan8669
metfan8669

Is it still very possible they cut Ike, Cerrone?

Fran Pugliese
Fran Pugliese

Wow...I wish I could earn $3.5 Million for NOT doing my job....Good Luck Ike. You're lucky to be in such a profession.

Joe Quartararo
Joe Quartararo

At that price if he doesn't get off to a great start...he will be untradeable

Rich Gochman
Rich Gochman

Wow no bang for your buck there! I wish I could have a job where I perform worse than 80% of my co workers! get a raise and be a millionaire !

Steven Corwin
Steven Corwin

i rather have dave kingman who is signing free autographs out in westchester.3.5 million for ike davis thats way too much.

Thomas M. Christensen
Thomas M. Christensen

Davis has to learn how to hit a curve ball and not stand there and take a third strike every time they throw one at him? He went down to Vagas for a few months a hit very well but when he came back up he was just as bad as he was when he was sent down.? Duda can hit a slow curve and field just as well but I think he's another MarvThronberry can hit and can't run but if he's more consistant then Davis keep him and dump Davis. Right now Davis is being paid too much for the little help he has been to this team.

Frank Garza
Frank Garza

Wish I could get a 12% raise for stinking at my job

johnsec125
johnsec125

3.5 million??? hey ike, i once won a chance to wrestle a bear.

BadContract
BadContract

Ike is a mental case. On top of the "red headed stepchild" syndrome the Mets have in NY, he also has a bad attitude. I would employ the best team of psycho-whatevers and get all these kids on the same page. Just like the steroid camp Alderson sent the laggers to, send them to mental camp.

Jeffrey Hutchins
Jeffrey Hutchins

I am believing Ike is going to have a wonderful season....And make us all say...Glad we held onto him !!!!!!!!

Bill Lindsay
Bill Lindsay

Ike he can catch ball. He can swing bat. Sometime he tired. Sometime he need nap. He no like run. He swing 3 time. He sit down. He rest. No like get uniform dirty. His mom get mad. He get no snack. He no watch tv.

rubiconx0
rubiconx0

what a waste of money! this team pinches pennies for the most part, but when the do spend its on resigning garbage like Ike and Tejada, unbelievable, not really! So we start off with the same mediocre infield (excluding Wright)  and expect to win, what a joke!  the only answer is dont buy tickets and to see another losing season!

ponzies86
ponzies86

Ike will have a huge season and then some might just eat their words?

Stew Peretzman
Stew Peretzman

He would have been traded already if the mets hadn't asked for top pitching prospects.

Stew Peretzman
Stew Peretzman

His father had a thicker skin. Mets overpaying tejada and now Davis

Bryan Rodriguez
Bryan Rodriguez

This will end up being the best 3.5 Mill spent in MLB Eddie Mata

John Kaniuk
John Kaniuk

Okay, now what? Is this team a playoff team? NOT! Fire Alderson.

Jay Timmerman
Jay Timmerman

I hate that people legitimately think that this will open a spot for Lucas Duda.  If Duda has proven anything at all it's that his best is barely better than Ike's worst.  

Jim Colucci
Jim Colucci

3.5 mill. What a waste of time and money.

Shawn M. Milburn
Shawn M. Milburn

What I want to know is, if Ike rebounds and hits 30 hrs and drives in 75+ while hitting .260, are the same ppl going to want to get rid of him then?

Merrill Needham
Merrill Needham

Shows the lack of understanding. All this does is avoid arbitration. Any team that traded for Ike or Tejada would have this potentially to deal with. If they moved them without being signed its kind of like a no trade clause. These signings were only procedural and show no indication of either remaining with the club. Although I do think both will be and m okay with that.

thomas
thomas

@Jay Timmerman Duda is pretty bad, as well, but I think that's selling him a bit short.

52nites
52nites

@Shawn M. Milburn It still amazes me when people think this guy can do what you have said. He is a flawed hitter who the league knows how to get out. He is a head case to boot. 

stemog
stemog

@Shawn M. Milburn Depends if he has another horrid 2-month start and the majority of those 30 HRs come after the Mets are out of it. They can't afford for him to have another two-month, or longer, hiatus.

hankincolo
hankincolo

@stemog@Shawn M. Milburn I'm still in Ike's, however, if indeed he's a big whiff for those first two months, then yes, it would be time for him to go elsewhere.