The Ike Davis era has ended. On Friday night the Mets traded him to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league reliever Zach Thorton and a PLAYER TO BE NAMED LATER!!!! That is in all caps because it is the next thing that fans will freak out and obsess over until it is resolved. As a longtime Ike Davis fan and Lucas Duda slanderer I am mildly displeased with this turn of events. However I also don’t care that much because it was a silly move to keep basically the same player on the roster twice. Davis and Duda are basically the same guy except one of them drinks beer and the other one chews the outfield grass.
Now Lucas Duda will be given the first base job for this season and I probably don’t see that working out well. Outside of a solid three months in 2011, Duda has been a horrid baseball player. Yeah I know his OPS. is good but he’s type of player who hits 2 home runs in a game or goes 4 for 5 and then doesn’t anything for 2 weeks. He won’t kill you defensively at first base but he will kill you emotionally with his postgame interviews. So far this season Duda has had some good moments but each of the last 2 seasons he has ended up in the minors. And if he fails now who is his replacement? Satin? Murphy? Flores? Jason Giambi?
Why am I even being mentioned in this article?
Farewell Ike Davis!
Here is a list of highlights and lowlights from Ike’s illustrious career with the Mets.
1- Comes up to the majors in 2010 and saves the Mets season for like 2 months.
2- Hit like 3 walk off home runs. They were all pretty cool.
3- Made some ridiculous catches over the dugout railing but for some reason stopped doing it after 2010.
4- In 2011 was the Mets best player until David Wright Tonya Harding’d him in Colorado and ended his season.
1- Probably had his penis appear on SNY after Johan Santana’s no hitter.
2- Got off to horrific starts in 2012 and 2013. Recovers slightly in 2012, doesn’t really recover in 2013.
3- Contracts Valley Fever and Sarah Mclachlan refuses to make a commercial for him.
4- Argues strike calls with lots of umpires. Never wins.
Good times, good times. But what I will miss the most is Ike looking like he’s just waking up every time he steps into the batters box.
Ahh, get someone else to pinch hit.
I would say I’ll miss him but I have no emotional attachment to any player on this team. I will however, wish him all the best in Pittsburgh. I will also countdown to Lucas Duda’s eventual injury or demotion.