With Ike Davis tearing it up in Las Vegas, his return to the majors will happen at any moment now. As it is, the Mets will be facing a slew of lefties in the next 6-8 games and the Mets seem hellbent on recalling Davis when the time is right—i.e. when they are set to face a stream of righties.
Obviously, Davis needed to be sent down in order to restore some lost confidence, as his production with the big club was inarguably pathetic. I don’t think I need to lay out the numbers for you, but, suffice to say, a .500 OPS will not cut in the major leagues.
Whether it’s the tutelage of Wally Backman or what not, Davis has taken to Vegas like a pair of dice. Davis has rediscovered his stroke and as of Tuesday, Davis was sporting a healthy .306/.460/.714 slash line. In 49 at-bats with the 51s (granted, the stadium and level of competition play a huge factor), Davis has more than doubled the OPS he had with the Mets, as he is carrying a hearty 1.175 OPS in Vegas.
Good for Davis.
Davis bid hi...