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IKE DAVIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Game 93: Reds 6 Pirates 5

I have a few thoughts: Yup, I think it’s time to have “that” conversation with Pedro Alvarez. I wonder if the Mets will trade Blake Taylor back for Ike Davis? I really don’t think it’s ideal to look at a pitcher who’s given up four hits in a row and already blown a two-run lead and think, “Hey, maybe he’ll get the fifth guy out” with the game on the line. I know...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Pirates send Jason Grilli to Angels for Ernesto Frieri

The Pittsburgh Pirates dealt closer Jason Grilli to the Los Angeles Angels on Friday. The Pirates received right-hander Ernesto Frieri in return. Grilli and Frieri both have 11 saves this season.  Frieri, 28, has a 6.39 ERA. “Jason has responded well to a series of challenges in his life,” said Pirates general manager Neal Huntington. “He had a good run here. He loves the...
Via Sports-Glory
14 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
19 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Acquire LHP Blake Taylor From Pirates 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
25 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Mets get LHP Blake Taylor from Pirates to complete Davis trade

The Mets have received LHP Blake Taylor from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the player to be named later in the April Ike Davis trade.  Taylor was the second-round pick of the Pirates in the 2013 MLB Draft, and was ranked as a top 40 draft prospect by ESPN’s Keith Law leading up to the draft. Here’s what Fangraphs’ JD Sussman had to say about Taylor when he speculated that he could...
Via Mets360.com
26 days ago  |  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

Ike Davis happy to be away from the early morning advice of Mets fans

The New York Mets traded Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates just 12 games into the 2014 season. Davis had come out of the gate slow, batting just .205 last season. Davis welcomed the change of scenery, and the trade to Pittsburgh has rejuvenated his career, as he’s batting .303 with 16 RBI’s in his 32 games as a Pirate. Davis returns to Citi Field today for a three-game series...
Via Sports-Kings
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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