Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 5/17/13
It feels like with every passing game, this question continues to pop up: “What to do about Ike Davis?” And it is one that will really shape the way the 2013 Mets season turns out – if it already hasn’t. Davis has been touted as the first-basemen of the future for the New York Mets, but has been far from that. Besides a short sample size in 2011 where Ike had a .302/.383/.543 line in a 36-game span before an ankle injury sidelined him for the entire season. Before the injury he had a .791 OPS in his rookie season and last year he rebounded from a miserable start to post 32 HR and 90 RBIs. So, what does the future hold for Davis? Many people attributed the slow start last year to exactly that, just a slow start. While this might be partially true, there is another reason I believe he under-performed in the first half of last year. It was announced during spring training that Davis had gotten Valley Fever, a fungal infection that plagued his ability to get ready for the start of the ...
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