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IKE DAVIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ike Davis to play in WBC, Larkin to manage, Hoffman to coach

NEW YORK (AP) Ike Davis, Craig Breslow and Jason Marquis are among the players with major league experience who are set to play next month in a qualifying tournament for the World Baseball Classic. Israel, Great Britain, Brazil and Pakistan will take part in the competition Sept. 22-25 at the home of the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones. The winner advances to the main draw in March...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Ike Davis Help Fill the New York Yankees First Base Void?

With Mark Teixeira out due to injury for an extended period of time the New York Yankees have been looking to find production for his role at first base. The Yankees have signed former New York Mets first basemen Ike Davis to help fill the void at first base. Davis opted out of his minor league deal with the Texas Rangers and the Yankees pounced on the veteran. Davis was batting ...
Via The Sports Journal
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Ike Davis sign Major League deal with Yankees

The Yankees somehow have four first baseman (Mark Teixeira, Greg Bird, Dustin Ackley and Chris Parmelee) on the disabled list. Rob Refsnyder is learning first base as he goes. So, in the interest of signing someone, anyone, who knows how to handle the cold corner, the Yankees have signed Ike Davis to a big league deal, according to Jon Heyman. He will likely platoon with Refsnyder...
Via BP Bronx
June 12, 2016  |  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

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

Orioles 9, Pirates 2

This tweet is probably a sufficient recap: Ike Davis hit his third homer of the year tonight. Chris Davis hit three homers tonight. — Brian McElhinny (@rtjr) May 21, 2014 Indeed, Baltimore’s Davis showed up in a big way with three majestic homers in three consecutive at bats off three different Pirates pitchers. The first one finished off Francisco Liriano, who once again looked...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: What did they get in Ike Davis?

Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug; opening image credit dailystache. Some thoughts following a surprisingly early-season trade by the Pittsburgh Pirates to land 1B Ike Davis from the New York Mets. 1.  Props to GM Neal Huntington for quickly realizing the Travis Ishikawa/Gaby Sanchez platoon wasn’t working, even though he probably should’ve realized that over the offseason,...
Via isportsweb.com
April 19, 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

Mets Trade Ike Davis To Pirates For Reliever Zack Thornton and PTBNL

With less than an 30 minutes to go before tonight’s game, the Mets have traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates Mets for Reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named later, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The trade has been confirmed by several other sources including the Pirates. The Bucs had shown plenty of interest in Davis over the Winter, so this...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily News: Mets Have To Liberate Davis From Unsustainable Situation

10:00 AM Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that the Mets now realize that they are not going to get a top prospect or premium player for Ike Davis – a player who has been devalued, both by his own performance and leaks from the team. While club officials acknowledge that moving Davis will not be easy, they are not ready to release or give him away. There have been some discussions...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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