Moment in PSL: There is talk of Ike Davis in the air

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

The Mets have six flat-screen TVs hanging on massive support beams in the middle of the big-league clubhouse. This morning, every TV was showing MLB Network’s morning show featuring roundtable talk with hosts and reporters about the day’s top headlines.

In the corner, as Ken Rosenthal talked about Ike Davis, possible interest from the Pirates and O’s, and what he needs to do to be better in 2014, two Mets players sat eating, watching and listening. It was interesting to me to see these guys, teammates of Davis, consuming the same chatter we consume. It’s different for them, though. Ike is their teammate. I’m sure these players have an opinion. Rosenthal isn’t going to make it any stronger or weaker. But, still, the talk is there and it must have an impact…


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Later, I noticed Ike sitting at the same table. He was eating and talking with a friend. He wasn’t watching MLB Network, but I’m sure he’s seen or heard the conversations before, especially with it hanging directly over his head… figuratively and literally.




23 comments
amazagain
amazagain

Ike's a class act. Haven't seen many guys hit rock bottom and bounce back in NY (w/o peds) - too much pressure. He is on the absolute must trade list now. Doesnt matter what you get back. Cannot afford another Ike slow start - then he has zero trade value and costs us opportunity $

hankincolo
hankincolo

btw, why would the Orioles want Ike? They already have a Davis who finally figured out how to hit.

eric88
eric88

I will drive Ike there!!

hashburry
hashburry

If you are standing right there, stalking the players, why not ask them what they think of a guy like Rosenthal, who is clearly not an athlete and only regurgitates what his "sources" want put out to the public, opining on what Ike needs to do to be better this year.  No one ever asks these guys what they think of all the idiots that act like they actually know anything about being an athlete.  The entire sports reporting industry has become a pathetic shell of what it once was.  Everyone has an opinion, mostly wrong.  If it was as easy to get better and fix things as non-athletes like to pretend, every guy in the majors would be an all star and every minor leaguer would end up in the bigs.

Ryan Flanagan
Ryan Flanagan

If you put up horrible numbers, you're going to get killed in the media, especially playing in NY. Improve your game, or get destroyed by the reporters. It just comes with the territory....suck it up Ike and start smashing the baseball.

Kurt Carson
Kurt Carson

Honestly, I wouldn't be that surprised to see Sandy pull off a pretty good deal for Ike. He somehow has a way of doing that. Think... R.A., Thole, and Nickeas for d'Arnaud, Syndergaard, Buck, and the other guy. Now of course Ike is no R.A. so not expecting that return, but who knows what he could get.

Kurt Carson
Kurt Carson

That moment when you know you have something good and are on your way to a "Zing!" moment but accidentally submit "lead" instead of "head" in the most important part of the joke... SMH

Raymond Ayling
Raymond Ayling

either way domonic smith will be a fixture at first for years!!!!!!!!!!!   who cares about a guy who blew off keith hernandez


Mathew Kandathil Jr.
Mathew Kandathil Jr.

Just so you know, I think you meant to write "head" instead of "lead" in your last sentence.

nagel100
nagel100

his value is low.  his salary is low.  expectations are low.  a trade will net nothing.  let him stay and hope he looks more like the guy who hit 30homers not that long ago.

zoddie
zoddie

@Ryan Flanagan I'm sure he'd like to.  To Ike's credit, I don't recall him every complaining about anything...ever.

hankincolo
hankincolo

@Kurt Carson What he could get for Ike, right now, is not much. Sandy's better off, waiting for Ike to hit and THEN decide whether to trade him. My hope is Ike's given April to hit and if he's looking good, keep him!  Then... if Dominic Smith is looking like the real deal, THEN you trade Ike for some real value. But trading Ike for a minor league pitcher who might be able to handle the 7th, fuhgetaboutit.

zoddie
zoddie

@Raymond Ayling Smith is YEARS away from the big leagues.  He hasn't even hit low-A ball yet.

Raymond Ayling
Raymond Ayling

rest his soul ralph kiner he said ike will never be a big time hitter....they will work around that hinch in his swing and get him out most of the time

Starz31
Starz31

@Chris_G1989 @metsblog @matthewcerrone  They should definitely see what he can do since his value is low but I don't have much faith in him. He really hasn't hit well since his rookie year. Even his 2012 year was saved by a good 2nd half but he was so horrible for the first half of that year it's hard to focus on just the good half. I think it's time for us realize he's just not that good.