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IKE DAVIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Pirates a dark horse to acquire Jon Lester

The Pittsburgh Pirates have emerged as a dark horse to possibly acquire Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester, according to Jeff Passan and Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a fast-emerging dark horse in the Jon Lester sweepstakes, joining the Los Angeles Dodgers in pursuit of the Boston ace as the Red Sox decide whether to trade him before Thursday’s deadline, major...
Via Sports-Glory
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda justifies decision to keep him as a first baseman

Before the season started, we had an anonymous survey on the site where we asked various questions. One of them was: What should the Mets do about 1B? By far the most popular response among the four available answers was to go with Ike Davis. Here’s what you said: 54% – Go with Ike Davis/Josh Satin platoon 22% – Go with Lucas Duda/Satin platoon 14% – Acquire someone...
Via Mets360.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time for the MLB to shorten the season

The Mets have traded Ike Davis, released Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde, put Bobby Parnell on the DL to have Tommy John’s Surgery, moved from last place to third place to fourth place in about two weeks, promoted and demoted Rafael Montero, demoted and then premoted Travis d’Arnaud, put starting pitchers Jon Niese and Dillon Gee on the DL and activated them, and done much...
Via Mets360.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda: The Mets Most Pleasant Surprise in 2014

Nobody wanted Ike Davis patrolling the first base bag at Citi Field this year more than me. In several posts over the off-season I outlined my arguments why I believed that if the Mets chose to go within the organization at first base it made baseball sense that Davis was their man. Recent history with losing Beltran and Reyes and Dickey readied me to lose Ike as well. Making the...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pirates’ Issues with the Cleanup Spot

Ike Davis has been hitting cleanup for the Pirates over the last few weeks.  The problem is Ike Davis isn’t a very good hitter.  This post is not to suggest Ike Davis should be out of the lineup, he should simply be moved down.  He isn’t a bad hitter, slightly above average so far this year with a 109 wRC+.  However, a lot of his value comes from working counts and walks...
Via Cheap Seat Analytics
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets News: New York Acquires Blake Taylor to Complete Ike Davis Trade

The New York Mets have acquired left-hander Blake Taylor from the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the Ike Davis trade made back in April. He was drafted in the 2nd Round (51st overall) of the 2013 Draft, making him eligible for trade just a couple of weeks ago at the start of the draft.The Mets announced the move on Twitter. He will be assigned to the rookie-level Gulf Coast League...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Acquire Pirates Prospect Blake Taylor To Complete Ike Davis Trade

The Mets have finally completed the Ike Davis trade, acquiring left-handed pitching prospect Blake Taylor from the Pirates. Taylor, 18, was selected by the Pirates in the second round (51st overall) last year, signing exactly a year from today. Draft picks cannot be traded until a year after they sign, meaning Taylor had to stay with the Pirates until today. The Mets also acquired...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

RHP Kozikowski Is Likely The PTBNL In Davis Trade

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reminds us that the player to be named later in the Ike Davis trade with the Pirates will not be announced immediately after the draft. The PTBNL cannot be announced until a year after he signed his first pro contract, not a year after he was drafted. If it does turn out to be Connecticut prep right-hander Neil Kozikowski, which has been widely speculated...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

18-Year Old Righty Is Likely Player To Be Named In Davis Trade

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reminds us that the player to be named later in the Ike Davis trade with the Pirates will not be announced immediately after the draft. The PTBNL cannot be announced until a year after he signed his first pro contract, not a year after he was drafted. If it does turn out to be Connecticut prep right-hander Neil Kozikowski, which has been widely speculated...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking: Ike Davis traded to Pittsburgh Pirates

After 18 months of teasing, the New York Mets have finally broken up with  Ike Davis, sending him to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league reliever Zach Thornton and a player to be named later.  According to CBS’s Jon Heyman, the PTBNL is “significant”, so there’s that. Right now, this trade looks like nothing to celebrate but not necessarily a loss.  The biggest part...
Via Mets360.com
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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