Recapr: Will Ike be a Met at start of Spring Training?

SNY.tv’s Recapr takes a look at the latest rumors surrounding Mets first baseman Ike Davis.

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38 comments
Frank Kajtazi
Frank Kajtazi

I hope he's back this coming season,maybe batting lower in the lineup this year will take some of the pressure off,and he makes a comeback!

scrubsdoc
scrubsdoc

Trade Ike to Baltimore/Milwaukee. Accept a moderate return if not the pitching pheenom the Mets crave.. This would be addition by subtraction, ridding us of Ike's contract/mental baggage and freeing up some money for the Drew signing. One year, of course.

rubiconx0
rubiconx0

again... if Ike gets off to a slow start which there is a better than even chance he will, the booing and negativity will be overwhelming and be the focal point of this team, something it doesnt need given the already weak line up that we have. It will become the Ike Davis distraction show until he he is benched, let go or sent to the minors, i dont want to see the team take that chance, we have seen how bad he can be! I hope I'm wrong? In order to take a chance and keep him at least one more big upgrade has to be done and that is at shortstop, you cant have the exact same infield as last year and expect to contend?

Frank Accardi
Frank Accardi

METS ARE 2 CHEAP TO TAKE A 4 MILLION DOLLAR GAMBLE ON IKE

Cliff Olander
Cliff Olander

It all went downhill for Ike after that freek injury... Before that he looked like he had unlimited potential.. Does a player just loose it all in a heartbeat like Ike did? Its definitely a mental thing with Ike.. The question is can he overcome it in a Met uniform or does his ass need to be traded to a under the radar team to regain his confidence? I'd give him one more shot cuz the man definitely hits moon shots!

vipregan
vipregan

This article: WIll Ike be a Met?

Previous article; Ike expected to be a Met.

Elizabeth Hernandez
Elizabeth Hernandez

Of course let him be first base im sure he gonna hit 30 HR again just was a bad season 2013 let's go mets

Jean_Valjean
Jean_Valjean

Priority No. 1 for the Mets this off-season was moving on from Davis, Duda, Murphy and Tejada. We didn't need to sign Chris Young, and both Granderson and Colon are better fits for a contender.


The Mets needed a SS and a leadoff hitter for 2014, and here we are lacking both and still stuck all four players. The smart moves for the Mets should have included re-signing Byrd (if we could have signed him for less than Philly paid; if not, trading for Adam Eaton), trading for Aoki (leadoff and LF) and trading for one of Arizona's surplus SS or Oakland's Jed Lowrie. Moving Murphy opens up second for Flores, and the Mets could have signed Morales to a very friendly two-year deal.


With the all of the extra cash and no contracts other than Wright beyond 2015, the Mets could have played it for greater future flexibility pending how it plays out for Harvey, Wheeler, Niese, Gee, Synde and Montero.

Eric Koeller
Eric Koeller

My concern with Ike is that even if he rebounds nicely, can he ever be trusted again? i mean, lets say he has a stellar 2014 and the mets are gearing up for a playoff run in 2015, how can the mets rely on him not to regress. Its one thing for him to be a crapshoot when the mets aren't expecting to make a playoff run, but its another when they are

Shauna Millang Garton
Shauna Millang Garton

Sounds like most fans wan to see Ike back for one more shot. What do they have to lose? Sandy will have alot of explaining to do if they trade him and he has they type of year he is capable of. I dont see Duda at first, it was only a month, but he didnt prove anything in September.

queva
queva

Looks as if no one wants Ike--expect him back with the Mets.

chasesimms
chasesimms

Yes.  And he's going to hit 10 homers in spring training and win his job back!!!  How great would that be?  Problem solved. 

Scott Griffin
Scott Griffin

Lets hope so because deep down " we like Ike " !!

bobbysf
bobbysf

Ike will make the team. As our lefty short relief specialist.

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

Except for the lack of power when Ike came back to his end of his season he was showing a bit more patience hopefully he can regaining his power while not going after pitches he was going for before the demotion. I really think at age 27 we should be totally sure this would not blow up in our faces to trade him and him coming back to haunt the franchise for years to come.   IF Duda is his replacement then its worth keeping Ike with the Mets for some part of 2014 to re establish his 2012 post June numbers. 

matt520
matt520

Nobody can argue that Ike has the biggest upside out of our internal options. He looked lost, even Jason Bay like at times, but he should be our starting firstbaseman this upcoming year. Ike can bounce back and hit 30 homeruns with a respectable average all while playing really good defense. He can be a legitimate starting firstbaseman on a good team, and I believe deserves one last shot.


Duda is what he is, and that is a AAA player. Satin is a fine bench player. Flores is as much a question as Ike, and probably doesn't have the power to play first.

GIVE IKE ANOTHER SHOT!

Kevin Powers
Kevin Powers

Hopefully he will. Letting him go is a huge mistake.

metfan9876
metfan9876

@Jean_Valjean Byrd was not going to take less from the Mets. He had an opportunity to cash in on his great 2013 and he did so. Also, the Diamondbacks most likely wouldn't have traded Adam Eaton to us considering they wanted a power righty bat to hit behind Goldschmidt, which is something we just do not have to offer. Trading for Aoki was a possibilty and I would've liked to see it, but I have no idea what the Brewers were asking for. They definitely didn't want the worthless Ike Davis in return for him.

Trading for one of the Diamondbacks' surplus shortstops would have been another smart move, however, I can't really say either of their shortstops are that intriguing. Still, it would have been nice to see a trade go down, but from the looks of things, it seems like Arizona is putting too much value on those guys. Also, trading for Jed Lowrie would have been a bad move considering he's going to be a free agent next year ( I'm pretty sure ) and would most likely leave the Mets to play for a better team. 

Continuing, there is no evidence Flores can play secondbase and there is certainly no reason to believe that his defense will even surpass Murphy's as he fills out. Sure, he was a very good hitter in the minor leagues with potential to hit well in the majors, but I can't really say I'm comfortable with him at second. Signing Morales is a decent move and one that I would be fine with. But I am not sure if he, at his age with his trackrecord, is even capable of playing first. Anyway, some of these moves would have been good, but not all of them, unfortunately.

bdollrsgn
bdollrsgn

@Eric Koeller By 2015 the Mets damn well better have a roster that can pick up the slack if players hit a snag or get injured. Nobody wants to watch 2008 all over again.

metfan9876
metfan9876

@Eric Koeller  Would it be that shocking if they traded him away after he has a good year ( If he has a good year )?

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

 Agree...Duda was a bust, at least Ike has shown signs of what he can do.  I'd bet if he didn't suffer that injury when he was batting well over 300 that he would have had an above average year for a 1st baseman.  So giving him another chance is not out of the question; fact is he may just surprise everyone and then we will be glad we did keep him.

Shauna Millang Garton
Shauna Millang Garton

He was a good pitcher in High School and at ASU... we might have our 5th starter..hmmm

nolrog
nolrog

@matt520 Ike already had his second chance last year.  He got that chance by a strong second half in 2012.  This year, he was even worse.  It's time to move on.

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

if we had a good replacement i would give up on him but Lucas Duda was not what i was hoping for the next first baseman after Ike. If nobody is willing now to trade value then lets ride it out hopefully he will be determine to show us what made him valuable pre 2012.

Jean_Valjean
Jean_Valjean

@metfan9876 @Jean_Valjean If the Mets offered Byrd a two-year deal before the Phillies, he would signed it, even if it was for less money. Amaro correctly judged the premium for power, Sandy did not, and the Mets signed Grandy for twice the years and almost four times the money.


Arizona would have jumped all over package containing Niese or Gee for Owings or Gregorius and Eaton. Yes, Lowrie will be a FA, but that also decreases the value of the package to acquire him.


Murphy is a solid piece, but the only position for Flores with the Mets is 2B unless Wright is injured. Sell high on Murphy, and hope that Flores shows enough next year to build value, otherwise he becomes a lost opportunity. Flores has played second more than he has played 1B.


Morales is not a great 1B, but cannot be worse the Duda, or Davis as of late for that matter. And while he may not secure 600 ABs at 1B, he can DH for Intra play.


Not perfect by any means, but far better for the long haul than what the Mets committed to this off season.

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

I'd say 260 w/30 and 90 for him...that would be more then adequate for a first baseman...

MetsOregon
MetsOregon

@chasesimms .206 11 and 38 is more realistic (even if he somehow gets 400 plate appearances


What's wrong with Ike might just be unfixable

matt520
matt520

@nolrog@matt520 But what is our other option or your personal solution? Do you really want to see Duda out there regularly, are you expecting someone like Kendry Morales, or do you think WIlmer should get the job?