Found March 04, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Mlb-mets-dodgers-july
I was at Citi Field last season, when the Ike-man jacked one onto the Shea Bridge. Davis has got what I call light-tower-power! Is there a chance that we could see two Mets all-stars this summer at Citi Field? The more I think about it, the more I am beginning to believe that David Wright might not be the only Mets player in the Midsummer Classic. If Ike Davis can start out this season as he ended last year, then he might have a real shot to make the all-star roster. The lefty slugged 32 home runs in 2012, and that was in a year marred by his early season battle with Valley Fever and recovering from a serious ankle injury that wiped out his 2011 season. Davis was a force in the Mets lineup during the second half of the season, and quickly became one of the most productive power hitters in the National League; leading the circuit in home runs, slugging and total bases. From April 5 to July 3, Davis was batting below .200. During that span, which amounted to 76 games, he hit 11 home r...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Is Jonathon Niese the new ace?

As of today, Mets ace Johan Santana has yet to throw an in-game pitch this spring. His first game was pushed back to mid-March, which the Mets attributed to “lack of arm strength.” As Mets fans know, a Santana setback is definitely not something that should be taken lightly. Santana was placed on the disabled list last August, and finished the season there, with “lower back...

A breakdown of the Mets’ 2013 promotions

It’s that time of the year!  Time to see what the Mets PR and marketing staff have come up with to entice you to step right up and greet the Mets.  Of course a team that won much more than they lost WOULD help, but such as it is, here is what promotions and special days you can look forward to this year at Citi Field. First off, a bit meh about this year’s slogan “Great Place...

Mejia Flying Back To New York For Follow Up Related To Physical

Beat writers are reporting that starting pitcher Jenrry Mejia is flying back to New York for a follow up exam related to something that came up after taking his his physical. Mejia was supposed to pitch in a “B” Game this afternoon, but was a late scratch. Sandy Alderson is going to address reporters shortly. We have John there who will report further as soon as he hears what...

The Feeling Is That Almost No Chance Johan Avoids The DL

Things just keep getting worse and not better on the Johan Santana front. Andy Martino spoke to more than one team source and the consensus seems to be that Johan Santana will not be ready by Opening Day which totally wipes out Santana’s assertion that “he knows what he’s doing” and everything is okay. “I know the deal, spring training is for training okay!”. The Mets’...

Featured Post: A Banner Day For Me And My Mets!

So, my kids surprised me last night with a really early Mother’s Day gift – tickets to Banner Day! After ESPN’s decision to schedule the original May 26th date for Sunday Night Baseball, the Mets held a fan vote to allow fans to choose when Banner Day should be held and ended up moving the date to Saturday, May 11. I’ll be there. You have to understand – Banner Day was...

Mets' Pedro Feliciano pitches with heart monitor

New York Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano wore a heart monitor while pitching and reported no problems or discomfort during his first spring training outing. Feliciano threw one inning against the Miami Marlins in a ''B'' game on a practice field behind Roger Dean Stadium. He allowed one run - on Ben Lasater's home run - hit a batter and struck out one. '&...

JOIN US NOW FOR A LIVE HANGOUT WITH RUSTY STAUB!

LETS TALK METS BASEBALL WITH RUSTY STAUB! JOIN US AT 3:00 PM NOW! WATCH IT HERE! Help raise awareness for the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund. The charity was started by Rusty in 1985 to help the widow’s and children of New York first responders killed in the line of duty. Joining us on the hangout will be Mark Berman of Blogging Mets and of...

Ike Davis Being Considered For Team USA

Ike Davis is now in the mix of names being considered for Team USA’s currently vacant first base position for the World Baseball Classic says Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. The spot was held by Mark Teixeira, but a strained right wrist put an end to that, leaving team USA with only Ben Zobrist and Joe Mauer as the only two on the roster with any experience at first. In addition...

Mets Matters: Gee Sparkles, Cowgill Impresses Me, Who’s Running The Show?

Some athletes will use anything as a motivator while others simply know what it takes to get ready. Today, pitching coach Dan Warthen tried to sell the idea Johan Santana used perceived criticism of his physical condition as the spark to get him on the mound for the first time since Feb. 19. Santana threw the day after GM Sandy Alderson said he didn’t think the soon-to-be 34...

New York Mets closer Frank Francisco doubtful for Opening Day

New York Mets manager Terry Collins told WFAN’s Mike Francesa that he does not “think Frank [Francisco] is going to be ready for Opening Day” and it will be Bobby Parnells job to “run with.” #bbpBox_307633350565318656 a { text-decoration:none; color:#009999; }#bbpBox_307633350565318656 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Also in that interview on WFAN, Collins said...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.