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It's official: Ike Davis is joining the Mets tonight

Apr 19, 2010, 1:23 PM EDT

Originally in the lineup at Triple-A this afternoon and then scratched about 30 minutes before the first pitch, Ike Davis is officially on his way to Citi Field and will probably be in the Mets’ lineup tonight against the Cubs.
If you’re wondering why a non-elite prospect like Davis gets minute-by-minute coverage here and elsewhere … well, I don’t have a great answer except to say the Mets’ handling of the entire situation is “interesting” and of course the media coverage for a New York prospect is always off the charts.
However, as I wrote earlier this afternoon Davis is hardly a savior for the Mets and projects as more of a solid all-around player than future superstar. For instance, Baseball America had him ranked as the game’s 62nd-best prospect heading into the season, which wasn’t even best among guys with the last name Davis.
He’s no doubt moved up quite a few spots since then because of an impressive spring training and hot start at Triple-A, but in the short term Jerry Manuel and company should be very happy if Davis can hit .275 or so with 20-homer pop. Of course, given the lead-up to his arrival that type of solid production would probably get him labeled a bust immediately.

  1. Andrew Vazzano - Apr 19, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    The story you linked to doesn’t mention him being in the lineup.

  2. Stone - Apr 19, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Fire everyone already! Jesus, I’d rather have them clean house than have to read about every bad move they make all season long. Its as if you guys spend 80% of your time blogging about the Mets bad moves. WHO CARES!!! FIRE THEM ALL!!!

  3. enough already - Apr 19, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    Perhaps I’m being a bit naive, but you’re the one on this site that’s writing all the posts about him – not the evil New York media. It’s not this kid’s fault that he’s getting a lot of press here, nor is it the average New York fan’s. Besides that, it’s not the average New York fan who’s is going to be yelling and screaming if he doesn’t produce immediately. We aren’t the Yankees and we don’t control the media.

  4. sam - Apr 19, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    Craig you are an idiot. “If you’re wondering why a non-elite prospect like Davis gets minute-by-minute coverage here and elsewhere … ” How the hell are you a baseball blogger when you dont even know anything about baseball. Ike Davis is a legit elite prospect. Hes a first rounder who was drafted at the same time as Smoak and Freeman, and even baseball america admitted last year that he is better than both of them. How can he not be an elite prospect when hes better than the Rangers top prospect. Just becuase you’re a braves fan and a huge Met hater doesnt mean you have to lie to make them sound worse. They do enough of that on their own. Give credit where credit is due and admit Ike Davis is an elite prospect with star potential. Look at his stats from last year and then try to say hes not an elite prospect.

  5. sam - Apr 19, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    and by craig i mean aaron

  6. Old Gator - Apr 19, 2010 at 3:25 PM

    I think you’ve just been listening to too much WFAN.
    Anyway, I love this minute-by-minute account of the progress of Ike Davis. It’s like tracking the approach of Gradus in Nabokov’s Pale Fire.

  7. peteinfla - Apr 19, 2010 at 4:42 PM

    Well, It’s been a long time since I read this, but if I remember correctly, didn’t Gradus commit suicide in the end?

  8. Mets Fan - Apr 19, 2010 at 5:14 PM

    I don’t like you.

  9. enough already - Apr 20, 2010 at 7:52 AM

    Not bad, for a non-elite. Keep it up, Ike.

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