I saw a comment on one of the threads this morning that floated the possibility that Ike Davis won’t be around when the Mets start contending again.
ESPN’s Jason Martinez believes the Mets will approach the team’s only legitimate 30+ home run hitter with a deal for a contract extension at some point this year or next. The question of whether the Mets should or should not extend Davis was hotly debated in a mailbag post you can read here.
Now that the Mets have avoided arbitration with Davis and both sides agreed on a one-year deal worth $3.2 million dollars, the plot thickens somewhat.
Davis gets a hefty raise from the $500K he earned last season. It’s the first step to a four year process that will take his salary to the $15 million dollar a year range by 2016. Even the $7-8 million dollars he most likely will earn in 2014 sounds like a tough nut to crack for a team who hasn’t doled out that much cash annually in a new contract to a player in many years. Not counting their franchis...