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As the Mets wait through a second rain delay and the score tied at 5-5 against the Braves, Ike Davis looked worse than ever tonight at Citi Field.
The slumping first baseman is 0-4 with four strikeouts as they wait for the rain to stop. This has become unbearable.
Meanwhile, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reminds us that infield prospect Wilmer Flores continues to log time at first base with Triple-A Las Vegas.
Flores, the regular second baseman for the 51s, is making his second start of the season at first tonight for Vegas. He is batting .271/.321/.443 with four homers, 13 doubles, 25 runs scored and 28 RBI in 191 plate appearances this season.
But here is the quote of the night from Rubin:
A scout who has watched Las Vegas this season said Friday: “Mets fans are going to be shocked and disappointed at the lack of mobility and range of Flores. No way he will be able to handle anything other than first base in the major leagues. And he doesn’t project enough power at that position to ...
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Tuesday’s column on Wilmer Flores drew a strong reaction so I thought I would ask my friends in the blogosphere about his trade value. I asked them to respond to the following questions:
Flores is 21 and playing at Triple-A, one of the four youngest full-time position players in the PCL. He also was not ranked in any major preseason Top 100 list and has gotten off to a so...
With Ike Davis struggling in the majors, Mets fans are looking for another option, someone who can take over the first base job for Davis while he puts in some work at Triple-A. There really seem to be three candidates, two more realistic than the other: Zach Lutz, Josh Satin, and Wilmer Flores. Lutz and Satin are examples of two guys who never got a real shot. They certainly...
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York spoke to some scouts who had this to say about Mets first baseman Ike Davis.
“Basically, you can beat him with velocity that’s up, and you can beat him with low-zone, ‘chase,’ softer breaking balls and changeups,” the scout said. “How I describe it is he has ‘in-between’ swings. And with all that excessive hand movement, once you get ahead...
It was a demoralizing scene if I ever saw one.
In the bottom of the 8th inning in Friday night’s game vs. the Braves, Ike Davis struck out for the fourth time in the game while looking hopeless at the plate. Once again, Davis earned the dreaded “golden sombrero.” This was the third time this year Davis has earned that distinction. Last year, Davis accomplished that feat only...
With Ike Davis all, but assured of a trip to Triple-A Las Vegas, the easy part is done. The difficult part will deciding on how to replace him, in body only, at first base.
On the current roster, we already discussed some of the options available and they range from moving Lucas Duda from left field to first base, moving Daniel Murphy over to first, or giving Justin Turner significant...
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Hitting coach Count Dave Hudgens continues to voice his strong opinion that the Mets need to stick with Ike Davis and not send him to Triple-A Las Vegas according to a report in the New York Post.
“I don’t even want to think about it, to be honest with you,” the Mets hitting coach told The Post yesterday before Davis went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts...
The Mets said they need more time to get an understanding of what’s going on with Ike Davis in order to make a decision on what to do with him
From Sandy Alderson on down these are professional baseball people with decades of experience. How can they not know Davis isn’t giving them anything; that he’s in a horrendous slump with shattered confidence?
DAVIS: One of four walks...
I want Ike to one day attempt the Strikeout Cycle. So that would be a strikeout looking, swinging, check swing strikeout & the K 2-3 putout
— Matthew Falkenbury (@dailystache) May 25, 2013
As Ike Davis continues to work his way from major part of the Mets rebuild to major pain in the ass for the team and fans, things are looking bleak for him.
The hits are just not there...
In a media market such as New York, Ike Davis of the Mets has been the topic of much conversation. As such, I am not sure how much more I can add to the conversation. At the very least, there are no emotional ties to the situation for me, so perhaps I can look at it from a calmer, less passionate perspective. The starting point of the story is that Ike Davis has nearly duplicated...
New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis struck out four times on a total pitches against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on Friday night.It is the third time that he has accomplish the feat this season. The game was suspended in the eighth-inning and will be resumed today.Davis may have an opportunity to whiff for the fifth time although manager Terry Collins may have a different...
Last season, with an Ike Davis that was as woeful as he is now, the New York Mets were still eight games above .500 on June 8. Here it is, three weeks into May, and the Mets are already ten games below .500.
That 2012 team lost 88 games, how many will this year’s version lose? Shockingly, this team, now in the third year of the Sandy Alderson era, is on pace to lose 101 games...
One of the hardest things about fantasy baseball is deciding how much weight to give a player's performance. If he is still struggling in late May, should you cut him? Can he still turn his season around?
Check out these numbers from June 1, 2012 through the end of the season:
Player A: 22 HR, .245 AVG
Player B: 27 HR, .253 AVG
Those two players were some of the most talked...
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Rick Ankiel – CF
David Wright – 3B
Lucas Duda – LF
John Buck – C
Marlon Byrd – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Ruben Tejada – SS
Shaun Marcum – RHP
The Mets have lost eight straight games at Citi Field. With 12 losses in their past 15 games overall, the Mets have fallen 12 games under .500 at this early a date for the first time...
I don't intend to make every blog post about Ike Davis. I really don't. But here's what I want to discuss about Ike from Friday's suspended game:
So in the top of the eighth inning, Evan Gattis comes up for the Braves. Now if your address is 385 Under A Rock, Evan Gattis is a beast of a man. He looks like a child took the most muscular parts of every action figure...
Mike Kerwick of The Record, says it’s probably a good thing for the Mets that the Subway Series has been shortened from six games to four this season because it “brings glare” to how bad they are.
This season has become a dark hour for Mets fans – darker, if possible, than any of the past four sub-.500 seasons. There’s Matt Harvey, an every-five-days beacon of hope. And...