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  1. Ike Davis has been much better since his demotion

    Aug 11, 2013, 7:45 PM EST

    Ike Davis

    Mets first baseman Ike Davis started off the 2013 season abysmally, carrying an OPS at exactly .500 through June 9. In an attempt to turn things around, the Mets demoted Davis to Triple-A Las Vegas. Under manager Wally Backman, Davis thrived, posting a 1.091 OPS in three weeks with the 51’s. Davis came back on…

  2. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 30, 2013, 6:47 AM EST

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    Pirates 9, Cardinals 2: In what is the most meaningful baseball played in Pittsburgh in over 20 years, Francisco Liriano was dominant and Pedro Alvarez hit his NL-leading 27th homer and the Pirates pull to within a half game of first place. Rays 2, Red Sox 1: Gotta love that a blown call impacted a…

  3. The Mets totally shellack the Nats in the first game of today’s double header

    Jul 26, 2013, 5:02 PM EST

    New York Mets v Washington Nationals - Game One

    I don’t guess one game of a doubleheader is usually that notable, but since it was the only day game today the Mets-Nats affair got my attention. And even if it hadn’t beforehand, man, it would have after it got going. The Mets demolished the Nationals 11-0. Jenrry Mejia got the start for New York…

  4. Ike Davis plans to bunt more often

    Jul 24, 2013, 1:39 AM EST

    Ike Davis, Marvin Hudson

    Mets first baseman Ike Davis attempted to bunt for a base hit in the bottom of the second inning with one out and the bases empty and his team down 1-0. He was facing an infield shift, so his thought was to drop a bunt down the third base line for an easy infield single,…

  5. There is “zero chance” Wally Backman will be the Mets next manager

    Jun 13, 2013, 9:13 AM EST

    Wally Backman, Tim Teufel

    As we noted previously, the demotion of Ike Davis has put his new manager in Las Vegas — Wally Backman — in the spotlight. This is because there is a loud contingent of Mets fans and New York reporters who like Backman, want him to be the next Mets manager and are viewing this as…

  6. Wally Backman hasn’t fixed Ike Davis yet

    Jun 12, 2013, 10:01 AM EST

    ike davis getty

    Ike Davis made his debut for Las Vegas last night. He went 0 for 3 with two walks and two strikeouts. So I guess Wally Backman hasn’t fixed him yet, putting uncertainty into the Mets managerial search! Well, OK, it was only one game. And according to this New York Post story, Backman did actually…

  7. The engine is revving on the Wally Backman bandwagon

    Jun 11, 2013, 5:10 PM EST

    backman walking on field

    Wally Backman is probably as good a candidate as any to be the Mets next manager. He’s the Triple-A manager. He’s popular among fans, especially ones who remember the 1980s. I was skeptical of his candidacy a couple of years ago because he really hadn’t had a lot of experience yet, but he’s worked his…

  8. Mets demote .161-hitting Ike Davis to Triple-A

    Jun 10, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    Ike Davis, Marvin Hudson

    Well, no one can say the Mets didn’t give Ike Davis an opportunity to turn things around. After sticking with Davis for 55 games of a brutal .161 batting average and .500 OPS the Mets demoted the 26-year-old first baseman back to Triple-A, where he last played in 2010. Here’s what general manager Sandy Alderson…

  9. Motivated by failure against Marlins, Mets make sweeping changes

    Jun 9, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

    Pittsburgh Pirates v New York Mets

    The Mets were swept by the Marlins for the second consecutive weekend, and endured consecutive extra-inning losses as they fell 8-4 in ten innings this afternoon after losing 2-1 in 20 innings yeterday. Manager Terry Collins watched as his bullpen surrendered a 4-3 lead and put the game out of reach after imploding in the…

  10. 2013 MLB Draft: Picks 11-20 – Mets look to first base, Padres go Renfroe

    Jun 6, 2013, 8:36 PM EST

    Hunter Renfroe

    Mets picked high school first baseman Dominic Smith 11th overall. Domonic Brown has been this year’s breakthrough player, so why not Dominic Smith. It can’t be taken as a great vote of confidence for either Ike Davis or Lucas Duda that the Mets took a first baseman here, but many, many things can happen before…

  11. Hapless Marlins sweep Haplesser Mets

    Jun 2, 2013, 4:51 PM EST

    David Wright

    The Mets had Matt Harvey on the mound today and they got three homers for the offense. That should be a sure recipe to snap a little two-game losing streak, right? No, not even close. The Mets blew a 6-4 lead as the bullpen gave up seven runs in three innings Sunday in an 11-6…

  12. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 30, 2013, 7:11 AM EST

    Chicago White Sox v Chicago Cubs

    Players who hit multiple home runs in a game are the new inefficiency. Teams should definitely stock up on those guys while they’re undervalued. Cubs 9, White Sox 3: Backup catcher Dioner Navarro smacked three homers — a solo, a two-run and a three-run jack — to pace the Cubbies. A Cubbies team who happen…

  13. The Mets may demote Ruben Tejada

    May 29, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    Mets' Ruben Tejada reacts after he was picked off second base by Yankees during their MLB interleague baseball game in New York

    Last week the Mets were rumored to be mulling a demotion for Ike Davis. This week the target is Ruben Tejada. Andy Martino quotes one “high-ranking Mets source” that it has been discussed. The only thing that may be holding it up at the moment are roster construction issues, as his most likely replacement — Omar…

  14. Mets rally late against the Braves to snap losing streak

    May 26, 2013, 11:25 PM EST

    Ike Davis

    On ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, the Braves wasted a strong effort by starter Julio Teheran and a seventh-inning, go-ahead two-run home run by Dan Uggla to fall to the Mets 4-2. The Braves ended their eight-game winning streak and in so doing, also ended the Mets’ five-game losing streak. The two teams, still, are heading…

  15. Braves win resumed game against the Mets

    May 25, 2013, 7:15 PM EST

    Minnesota Twins v Atlanta Braves

    The Mets had stormed back late last night against the Braves to tie the game 5-5 after eight innings just before crew chief Dale Scott decided to halt the game, to be resumed later. At 6:10 PM ET tonight, the game was unpaused and the Braves quickly retook the lead on a Dan Uggla RBI…

  16. The Ike Davis nightmare continues

    May 24, 2013, 11:25 PM EST

    ike davis getty

    Ike Davis entered tonight’s series opener against the Braves hitting .147 with a .481 OPS. The first baseman has heard rumors of a possible demotion to Triple-A amid an avalanche of criticism. He did nothing to alleviate concerns as he earned the illustrious golden sombrero, striking out four times tonight. As ESPN Stats & Info…

  17. The best and worst from MLB lineups in 2013

    May 24, 2013, 6:21 PM EST

    Miguel Cabrera

    This is a quick look at the very best and worst each major league lineup spot has to offer this year. Posted along with each line is the player most responsible. We’ll start out with the good before moving on to the bad. 1. Reds: .292/.442/.517, 9 HR, 37 R, 20 RBI, 5 SB (Shin-Soo…

  18. Why hasn’t Ike Davis been sent down yet?

    May 23, 2013, 10:33 AM EST

    ike davis getty

    The Mets first baseman is having a train wreck of a season thus far. He’s hitting .147/.236/.245, which is horrible even on a horrible Mets offense. And his poor hitting seems to be infecting his fielding too. See, yesterday’s non-play on a ball he though was foul but which he turned into a game-killing double.…

  19. HBT Weekend Wrap

    May 20, 2013, 8:23 AM EST

    Great Gatsby

    I saw “The Great Gatsby” yesterday. Gatsby is my favorite novel of all time. The movie was not the book and if your basis for slamming it is that it’s not the book, well, your standards and expectations probably need to be checked. Deciding beforehand that I’d not make my judgment of it dependent upon…

  20. Ike Davis assured by Mets GM demotion is not imminent

    May 19, 2013, 10:58 AM EST

    ike davis getty

    Ike Davis went 0-for-4 in the Mets’ loss to the Cubs on Saturday and is batting just .156/.238/.359 in 39 total games this season. But the Mets’ decision-makers still aren’t ready to do anything drastic. Despite some reports to the contrary, Davis was assured Saturday by Mets general manager Sandy Alderson that a demotion to…

  21. Is Daric Barton a fit for the Mets?

    May 18, 2013, 11:00 PM EST

    Ike Davis, Marvin Hudson

    The Athletics designated first baseman Daric Barton for assignment earlier today as the 27-year-old was carrying a sluggish .143 average through 23 plate appearances. On the other side of the country, the Mets have just about hit their tipping point with Ike Davis as D.J. Short pointed out earlier. Davis is hitting .156 with 46…

  22. Report: Mets considering demoting Ike Davis

    May 18, 2013, 10:09 AM EST

    Ike Davis, Marvin Hudson

    UPDATE: Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told Mike Puma of the New York Post this afternoon that there’s no deadline for a decision to be made on Davis’ status. 10:10 AM: Ike Davis finally broke his 0-for-24 hitless streak yesterday with a single to center field in the sixth inning, but he’s still at risk…

  23. Mets director of media relations: king of the butt dialers

    Mar 25, 2013, 8:50 AM EST

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    Recently we mentioned the Twitter adventures of Jay Horwitz, the Mets’ director of media relations. Today Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal notes something for which he is far more infamous: butt dialing. The 67 year-old Horwitz has a Blackberry which he refuses to lock for some reason and, as a result, he accidentally…

  24. Mets could extend Ike Davis

    Mar 15, 2013, 8:01 PM EST

    New York Mets Photo Day

    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…

  25. 2013 Preview: New York Mets

    Mar 15, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The New York Mets. The Big Question: Can David Wright carry the Mets to .500? The Mets are in a…

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