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Mets bench Ike Davis and still want to trade him

Apr 4, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

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Mets manager Terry Collins has decided to give Lucas Duda an extended look as the regular first baseman, leaving Ike Davis on the bench, and Andy Martino of the New York Daily News writes that they “still see trading Davis as the likely endgame.”

Of course, the Mets have been trying to trade Davis for months. There were stories about it in every New York media outlet basically every week for the entire offseason.

Davis is making $3.5 million this season and the Mets have him under team control for 2015 and 2016 as well, so they aren’t looking to just give him away. Or at least they haven’t tried to do that so far or he’d probably be on the Pirates or something.

It’s also worth noting that Duda has hit just .230 with a .735 OPS in 224 games since the beginning of 2012. For all the focus on how much Davis has struggled, he has a .730 OPS during that same time and it’d be hard to argue that he doesn’t have more upside than Duda (for whatever that’s worth).

  1. raynman49 - Apr 4, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    I doubt Collins made this decision. Ike has way more upside than Doodah. It’s all about saving money for the Mets.

    • proudlycanadian - Apr 4, 2014 at 7:35 PM

      I Like Ike!

  2. punksinplay - Apr 4, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    There is something always going on with Ike. I think there is way more to this than what we’re hearing. That said, Duda is the worst athlete on the team. He may be an okay hitter but he should be DH’ing in the AL somewhere.

  3. zdravit - Apr 4, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Duda doesn’t even belong in the majors.

  4. rdav29 - Apr 4, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    They both are bush leaguers. Move on.

  5. pgilbert15303 - Apr 4, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Bot that Madoff singlehandedly killed the Mets… Greed kills!

    • Old Gator - Apr 4, 2014 at 10:03 PM

      Greed clarifies!

  6. gettingpwned - Apr 4, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Ike sucks, has gone downhill, and gets hurt all the time. At least there’s something there in Duda still and his confidence isn’t completely fried. At least give him a shot. Davis has had multiple chances and has blown damn near every one of them.

  7. nymets4ever - Apr 4, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    Duda w/ two two-run bombs tonite! Suck it, Mets haters. Haha

    • bigdl1986 - Apr 5, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      @nymets4ever They only won one game. Don’t get too excited. The Wilpons have you fooled. The lineup this year is worse then last years. Had the most strikeouts through 3 games since 1914. This is a 70 win team at best. It is going to be a long season, and honestly I can’t see it getting better until the Wilpons sell.

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