Lucas Duda, this is your last chance

One man’s pain is another man’s game. With Ike Davis likely being shelved for the rest of the year with an oblique strain, it now opens the door for Lucas Duda to reassert himself with the Mets. For those rallying around Duda to get his chance at first base—his “comfortable” position—you all got your wish. [...]

Ike Davis slowly, but surely, awakening from his slumber

While the New York Mets’ 5-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night was all about the glorious performance of Matt Harvey and the contributions from Wilmer Flores (in his second game of action); underneath it all was another solid outing from the very embattled Ike Davis. Say what you will about Davis’ colossal [...]

What does Ike Davis have to do to get his job back?

Sure, why not write another Ike Davis column! You see, a lot has changed in the last week, as Josh Satin (Davis’ direct replacement) has gone on a tear and appears steadfast in wanting to keep the job at first base. Also, Davis is doing his best to reclaim the job, as he has now [...]

Lucas Duda or Ike Davis: Pick one

The title says it all. Pick one (considering their only justifiable position being first base) who you could plug in as your everyday first baseman and stick with it for the foreseeable future. It's becoming readily apparent that both of these players can't exist on the same team. Sooner or later the  Mets are going [...]

Ok, Ike will (likely) be gone. So, what’s next?

It was a demoralizing scene if I ever saw one. In the bottom of the 8th inning in Friday night’s game vs. the Braves, Ike Davis struck out for the fourth time in the game while looking hopeless at the plate. Once again, Davis earned the dreaded “golden sombrero.” This was the third time this [...]

Ike Davis’ colossal slump masks recent ineffectiveness of Lucas Duda and John Buck

 With each mounting loss, it is becoming incredibly hard to find a silver lining to the Mets’ start to the 2013 season. With the Mets’ 4-2 loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday night, the Mets have now dropped six consecutive games. This is the second time this year that the Mets have dropped at least [...]

Ike Davis’ progression critical for Mets’ 2013 success

One of the more intriguing storylines for the Mets’ last year was the up and down season Ike Davis had to endure. It was a tale of two halves for Davis, for Davis was the Mets’ version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Davis, while overcoming an ankle injury he sustained in 2011 and then [...]

Ike Davis, Bruce Springsteen and Growin’ Up

I stood stone-like at midnight, suspended in my masquerade. You may recognize that lyric as the opening line to “Growin’ Up,” the second track on Bruce Springsteen’s debut album. To me, this lyric and the title apply nicely to Ike Davis here in 2012. Davis stood stone-like in the batter’s box for most of the [...]

Mets should give Ike Davis the take sign

Since his 3-HR game, Ike Davis is 0-13 with nine strikeouts. It seems like every at-bat features a lefty pitcher with a wicked breaking ball that Davis flails at helplessly. They say that one of the definitions of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while anticipating different results. Davis swinging at [...]