Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/27/13
Outside of third base, there aren’t a lot of positions on the Mets that one could consider truly “locked up,” but first base is one that many felt had had a flag planted by Ike Davis by the end of last season. True, this would have been an assumption primarily based on 1 ½ seasons of decent play at the big league level, but players who have produced 30+ home run seasons along with an elite level of defense have been few and far between in club history. When one appears in the form of a first round draft pick who seems to be following a predictable course of development, the natural inclination is to pencil that player in for the next several seasons, at least. Now, in the face of two consecutive years characterized by lengthy and untenable dry spells, the team is now forced to look ahead to the option of non-tendering Ike if he fails to rebound sufficiently during the second half. Considering the very real possibility of this happening, what strategy should the Mets employ in findin...
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