Ike Davis has been on fire yet Mets still have offensive issues

If at the end of Spring Training, someone had told you that the day before the All-Star break that the Mets were seven games above .500 you probably would not have believed them. And if they told you the Mets would accomplish this with Ike Davis batting .205 with a .669 OPS you would have [...]

Ike Davis breaking out of slump in big way

Well, that 17-1 trouncing of the Cubs on Wednesday was exactly what the Mets desperately needed in more ways than one. First, the Mets ended a four-game losing streak and expunged the bad taste left in their mouths by losing their last two games to the Yankees, while also exorcising their demons of comic mishaps [...]

Ike Davis & Lucas Duda: Slumps, hot streaks and defense

The 2012 Mets need Ike Davis and Lucas Duda to be healthy and productive in the middle of the order to have a successful season. Unfortunately, both of these players started off the year hitting poorly. Here were their numbers through April 13th: ID – 1-23 with 9 Ks in 26 PA (34.6 K%) LD [...]

Mets Card of the Week: 2011 Ike Davis

2011 TOPPS CHROME IKE DAVIS I took down the holiday decorations this past weekend, along with some signage left over from my son's birthday celebration. And tonight I stepped out of my car and was pelted by sloppy wet papier-mache snowflakes. I tell you, mid-January was just made for thumbing through boxes of old baseball [...]

The ultimate Mets killer — Willie Stargell

Hopefully Jerry Manuel was right. Believe it or not, in April 2010 he compared his rookie first baseman Ike Davis to Willie Stargell, the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer whose 21-year playing career ended in 1982. Manuel said, “(Davis) reminds me of (Stargell) in that they have the same hitch (in their swings). There have [...]

Mets fans prefer to keep Ike Davis over David Wright

Last week we ran a poll at Mets360 asking which player you would least like to see traded. With 404 people voting, here were the results: Ike Davis – 55% David Wright – 28% Daniel Murphy – 6% Ruben Tejada – 6% Lucas Duda – 5% I figured that Davis and Wright would be the [...]

It’s time to promote Reese Havens to the Mets

Reese Havens is really good at playing baseball. Unfortunately, Havens is not very good at staying healthy. Since being the 22nd overall pick in the 2008 Draft, Havens has been on the disabled list six times. His injured body parts include: elbow, groin, quadriceps, hand, oblique and back. And prior to this season he had [...]

Mets’ Second Half: It’s Either Sadness Or Euphoria

A Billy Joel lyric never seemed so apt. Tomorrow night (7/15), the season re-starts with a half-clean slate. This is when baseball takes on a different hue: more serious, less romantic, more about action than speculation. The stakes get raised in the second half, and the surprises of April, May and June are usually worn [...]