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 ...