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Mets could extend Ike Davis

Mar 15, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

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New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson is interested in signing first baseman Ike Davis to a contract extension that covers all three of his arbitration years, according to MetsBlog’s Matthew Cerrone:

Sandy Alderson will consider signing Ike Davis to a contract that covers his three years of arbitration, the GM told the New York Post’s podcast yesterday.

“It has to fit for us. It has to fit for the player,” he explained. “So, in his case, and maybe one or two others, we keep an eye on it. Sometimes the player is not interested, sometimes the agent is not interested. It’s one of those things that has to work for both sides.”

The Mets and Davis agreed to a one-year, $3.125 million contract to avoid arbitration in January. Davis turns 26 in exactly one week and is trying to recapture the magic that helped him break out in his rookie season in 2010. That year, he hit .264 with a .351 on-base percentage. Despite hitting 32 home runs last year, it was a low average and OBP (.227, .308) that sunk his offensive value.

  1. dondada10 - Mar 15, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    The Mets would probably be more interested in covering Ike’s arbitration years than he is. He had Valley Fever to start the season and had a miserable first half. Once he regained his strength, Ike raked in the second half. Just how he raked in 2010, and the first half of 2011 before suffering a season ending ankle injury. Signing him now would probably secure a much lower price than what he would get season to season.

  2. tackleberries - Mar 15, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Isn’t this the same front office that floated a story saying they might trade Davis because they were concerned with his nightlife habits? Maybe that was part of the negotiation process…

  3. Old Gator - Mar 16, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Why should the Wilpoons pay him any more than he’s already making? You want to extend him, just tell him to lie. His nose will get longer.

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