Found June 10, 2013 on
Prior to the series sweep of the New York Yankees, the New York Mets had made it known that first baseman Ike Davis was on the cusp of being demoted due to his lack of performance. Despite leading the team with 32 home runs last season, Davis has hit a measly 5 home runs through 55 games this season — along with 16 runs batted in and a line of .161/.242/.258 which is absolutely brutal and inexcusable for someone who had been perceived as one of the cornerstones for the Mets’ rebuilding effort.
The demotion is no surprise. When one plays bad, especially on a bad team with no expectations, these types of things happen. He is only 26 so there is some hope that he can service a team in the future, but he should no longer be considered as that future everyday first baseman — at least that is how I feel. Despite hitting 32 bombs last year he did post a line of .227/.308/.462. Davis is a liability on an already bad team.
In other news, the club plans to call up their other pitching ...
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Falling under the category of it being about time, the Mets demoted Ike Davis this afternoon, along with outfielder Mike Baxter and left-hander Robert Carson to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Davis has struggled all season and there has been speculation of him being optioned for several weeks, but GM Sandy Alderson has been reluctant to make the move.
Davis struggled early last year but rebounded...
The day has finally come in which the Mets used their brains and sent Ike Davis to Triple-A, and he was not alone.
Left handed reliever Robert Carson and Queens Native outfielder Mike Baxter have been given a free trip to Las Vegas, while the Mets are expected to recall lefty Josh Edgin, outfielder Colin Cowgill and first baseman Josh Satin.
Well at least we have guys with cooler...
The first thing to cross my mind hearing about the Ike Davis demotion is: What grievous thing did he do that he hasn’t done all season to finally cause Sandy Alderson to act?
Seriously, what took Alderson so long? All of a sudden Alderson watched the flailing first baseman and said, “Hey, this has to stop.’’ I find that hard to believe. What I don’t find hard to believe...
If one were to try to account for how lucky, or unlucky-, a player has been during the course of a season, a common statistic to look to is said player’s Batting Average on Balls in Play. The statistic measures how often a player got a hit when putting a ball in play, separating all other in-game factors from the equation. While the statistic can help to tell the story of luck...
Yes. This was a year too late. While most Met fans were jumping for joy when Ike Davis re-discovered his swing in the second half of last year, I was one of the few who preferred demoting him to AAA to rework his swing and more importantly his mindset. I’m not saying I was right, but who are we kidding? I was right and I stood by it then and now.
It’s a shame because there really...
With the hinted announcement that Zack Wheeler could be making his major league debut on June 18th, the Mets are officially on the clock for the future.
June 18th is vital to the Mets future success, and it’s probably not for reasons you may think I am going to say.
They need to trade Wheeler, if not for the team’s sake – then for his sake. Wheeler is never, ever going to live...
Updated by Joe D,
You can put it in the books. Sandy Alderson strongly hinted today that Zack Wheeler will make his Mets and MLB debut on June 18 in Atlanta.
“You could speculate and be fairly comfortable that you will see him pitch on that day.”
The Mets have doubleheader that day and it could very well be a Harvey and Wheeler pairing for the Mets.
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The New York Mets, much like most of the team in the Majors, have been hit by injuries. Those injuries may have forced their hand in some places, but not when it comes to their top prospect. Perhaps this is more a result of the injuries Zack Wheeler has suffered himself rather than a desire to bring him up slowly, but the Mets have shown remarkable patience with Wheeler. Now...
At least the Mets had one issue resolved Tuesday night, and that is who to demote from the rotation when Zack Wheeler is brought up. That will be Jeremy Hefner, who gave up five unearned runs.
The Mets are determined to bring up Wheeler despite questions of him not being ready because they desperately want a diversion to this already lost season. Hefner and Dillon Gee have pitched...
According to multiple reports, the Mets have optioned Ike Davis, Mike Baxter and Robert Carson to Triple-A Las Vegas following today’s brutal 8-4 loss to the Marlins.
Adam Rubin is reporting that the three corresponding moves will come from Triple-A Vegas after today’s game. No one has been pulled from the 51s game yet.
More on this to come. Keep it locked on MMO.
So much for Matt Harvey having composure beyond his years.
Harvey’s handling of his minor hip injury Saturday and the Mets’ subsequent response exceeds stupid on so many levels.
HARVEY: Leaves game with back tightness. (AP)
Harvey “tweaked’’ his back but didn’t tell anybody until after he singled in the seventh inning. So, he feels something is wrong, yet he still goes...
Updated by Satish Ram at 7:45 PM:
Adam Rubin is reporting that first baseman Josh Satin, center fielder Collin Cowgill and lefthanded reliever Josh Edgin will be promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace Ike Davis, Mike Baxter and Robert Carson who were all optioned to Triple-A after today’s 8-4 loss to the Marlins.
Satin will be added to the 40-man roster to fill the empty...
Sandy Alderson has announced that the Mets have optioned Ike Davis, Mike Baxter and Robert Carson to Triple-A Las Vegas following today’s brutal 8-4 loss to the Marlins.
“At some point you just have to say to yourself this is not in his best interest,” Sandy Alderson said about Davis’ demotion. “I was one of his biggest supporters. I just felt at some point we’ve got...
Joe & James break down Game 3 of the NBA Finals, and discuss the status of the Miami Heat. Plus the guys breakdown a busy night of baseball, including the latest on Ike Davis, & an interesting exchange between our update anchor Marlow and a notorious caller.
MTR Morning Show Best Of 6-12-13
The New York Mets have gotten off to a wretched start that has seen them dip to 12 games below .500 in early-June. The early optimism of a club that could potentially earn a Wild Card berth if everything clicked is as far gone as a Rob Carson fastball.
The club demoted LHB Mike Baxter, LHP Rob Carson, and LHB Ike Davis on Sunday night following the club’s 8-4 loss to the Miami...