Originally written on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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As the trade deadline is nearly two weeks away, as expected, every team’s executives, scouts, beat writers and fans are on red alert.  The New York Mets front office is no different.  It’s that time of the year where everyone draws up speculations and hypotheticals on what their team can do in order to either add or build to what hopefully becomes that championship caliber roster. For the Mets, there have been numerous trade rumors that have surfaced the names of the likes of Bobby Parnell, Marlon Byrd and even Wilmore Flores. With that all in mind, I’m sure Sandy Alderson and his staff are doing everything possible in order to place the Metropolitans in the best position to succeed. As for me, my mind has mainly focused on an internal problem of what in the world is Terry Collins going to do with the situation at first base. Right off the bat, it’s obvious that if anyone was to be asked this question, they would most likely say that Ike Davis has had a horrible season (In 216 at-bats 171 avg, 5 HR and 259 OBP) to this point and that Josh Satin (In 62 at- bats has manufactured a 355 avg, 1 HR, and 481 OBP) needs to be the one that takes the field more often. Photo by Michael G. Baron The element that I wanted to add to everyone’s way of thinking towards this situation is the element of potential. I know most of you have heard this before and believe me I’m just as guilty of cursing up a storm when Ike has stranded runners with the bases loaded more than any Mets fan would like to count but lets take a look outside the box for a second. If I were to tell you that you can choose to have Ike Davis or Josh Satin play at his highest potential for the second half of the season who would you choose? Yes, that was a rhetorical question and obviously any sensible fan would without a doubt choose Ike Davis. Photo by Michael G. Baron I know that Ike Davis has not done himself any favors by posting not even mediocre stats for the majority of the last season and a half. Yes, he had that great second half last year but we obviously have to consider last years first half along with this years poor first half numbers. Even through all that I still have taken a step back and considered that this 26-year-old once destined superstar still needs a little more time and patience from us the fans and the organization. For me this situation has become a low cost high reward possibility. Last night’s game versus the Phillies was yes a horrible way to kick off the second half, but at the same time you can start to see that Ike is seeing the ball much better and seems to be making less noise with his mechanics. In my personal opinion to give up on Ike and allow Josh Satin to take up the majority of the at-bats may set up the worst case scenario of Sandy Alderson having to seek for a first baseman for the future at the expense of possibly giving up a top tier prospect while the team obviously needs to address other issues such as the outfield and bullpen. Think about it for a second, what if the Mets gave Ike Davis more time and he finally retunes his swing and regains the confidence to what led to thirty-two homeruns last season and then he becomes that big hitting superstar that we all once imagined. Then add to the scenario that Mr. Alderson brings in a big hitting corner outfielder whether it is this season or in the offseason right next to David Wright and Ike Davis in the batting order. Photo by Michael G. Baron Trust me it’s okay to have that smile on your face that you have on right now after reading that last sentence and its also okay if you just rolled your eyes too, but nonetheless that scenario is still a very high possibility and a possibility that we all need to hope and cheer for. The Mets need to look no further than inside their dugout tonight as the future superstar first baseman for the New York Mets will be wearing number 21 and he goes by the name of Ike Davis.
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