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Former Seahawks RB Mike Davis to visit Detroit Lions Saturday

Another running back is visiting the Lions, but he’s actually young! Though the Detroit Lions re-signed Zach Zenner on Friday morning, that has not slowed their pursuit of more running backs to add to the backfield. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport—and later confirmed by the Detroit Free Press—free agent MIke Davis is on his way to Detroit to meet with the Lions: As Rapoport...
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Oakland A’s: Is a new ballpark in San Jose worth fighting for?

Besides the Oakland A’s making headlines this offseason by making nine trades involving 27 players, the Athletics are in the news once again as their stadium saga continues. In early January, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that the Oakland A’s should not be allowed to move to San Jose and upheld that the San Francisco Giants have territorial...
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Should Ike Davis be the starting first baseman?

Ike Davis The Oakland A’s made numerous moves this offseason including the acquisition of first baseman Ike Davis. Davis was traded to the Athletics by the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for bonus slots used for signing international free agents. At the time, many were not expecting Davis to be the A’s starting first baseman, as Brandon Moss was still on the roster. However, once...
February 11, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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June 06, 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, instead...
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 of this trade...
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 makes...
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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...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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