Sunday, May 20, 2012

Should Ike Davis Be Sent Down?

After reading about the Marlins' first baseman Gaby Sanchez being sent down to the minors yesterday for carrying a .197 batting average, Mets fans should heed this warning and consider the possibility of their first baseman, Ike Davis, following suit. Davis currently is bating .160 with an on-base percentage of .220 and owns the worst home batting average in the majors at .065 (5-for-62)

In an ESPN NY report by Adam Rubin, Mets skipper Terry Collins is not adverse to the idea of his young first baseman taking a demotion to Triple-A with the hopes that Davis is able to sort things out.

"There is nothing etched in stone," Collins said. "We will never say something is not going to happen. What we are trying to do is to make sure we wring the rag dry."

As for Davis' thoughts on his situation, "I don't know what to tell you...I'm going to play here until something happens."

Check out the latest version of Mets Public Record where I felt that if the Mets are winning, perhaps they can absorb the recent shortcomings of Davis' ineffectiveness at the plate. In defense of Davis, he is a very good fielder.

Let me know what you think.

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