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  1. Pirates acquire Ike Davis in a trade with the Mets

    Apr 18, 2014, 6:52 PM EDT

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    The Pirates and Mets each address their problems with an Ike Davis trade.

  2. Looks like the Mets are changing plans at first base again

    Apr 10, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Last week Mets manager Terry Collins announced that he’d be benching Ike Davis and giving Lucas Duda an opportunity to be the team’s primary first baseman.

  3. Ike Davis powers Mets to victory with pinch-hit walk-off grand slam

    Apr 5, 2014, 5:05 PM EDT

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    After being benched Friday, Ike Davis played hero for the Mets on Saturday afternoon by slugging a walk-off grand slam.

  4. Report: Mets turned down O’s offer of Zach Britton-for-Ike Davis over winter

    Apr 5, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    According to a report, the Mets turned down an offer from the Orioles over the winter that would have netted them left-hander Zach Britton.

  5. 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.”

  6. Mets will give Lucas Duda a shot to run away with the starting first base job

    Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 PM EDT

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    Lucas Duda — not Ike Davis — will get an extended chance at the starting first base job with the Mets.

  7. Ike Davis is in a walking boot, Lucas Duda’s hamstring is barking

    Mar 10, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT

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    Matt Ehalt reports that Ike Davis now has a walking boot on his right leg. Davis has been sidelined with right calf tightness for a week. Walking boots tend not to suggest that the matter is improving. Between Davis’ calf and Lucas Duda’s hamstring barking, it would seem that the frontrunner for the Mets’ first base…

  8. 2014 Preview: New York Mets

    Mar 3, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    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 2014 season. Next up: The New York Mets. The Big Question: Can the Mets finish with 80 or more wins for the first time…

  9. Pirates “continue to monitor” the Mets’ Ike Davis

    Feb 18, 2014, 6:23 PM EDT

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    The Pirates got an underwhelming .768 OPS from the first base position in 2013 and lost Justin Morneau this winter to free agency. If the 2014 season started today, Gaby Sanchez and his .258/.337/.417 career batting line would be Pittsburgh’s primary option at baseball’s most premium offensive position. And that’s not ideal. According to Jayson…

  10. The Mets are not screwing around with Ike Davis this spring

    Feb 4, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT

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    Kevin Kernan of the New York Post sat down with Mets manager Terry Collins and talked about a number of challenges and decisions facing the team this spring. First and foremost: first base. Where Lucas Duda and Ike Davis are set to battle it out. It sounds like it’ll be a good battle. Collins says…

  11. Mets and Lucas Duda avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 22, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Masahiro Tanaka isn’t the only one getting rich today. Adam Rubin of ESPN reports that the Mets and first baseman/outfielder Lucas Duda have avoided arbitration with a one-year deal worth $1.6375 million. On Friday, Duda filed for $1.9 million while the Mets filed for $1.35 million, making the midpoint $150,000 less than what the two…

  12. 40 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 17, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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    There was a flurry of arbitration-related news today as players and teams scurried to reach agreements prior to the noon central deadline earlier. 39 players did not reach an agreement with their respective teams, and as such, they have exchanged salary figures with their clubs. Of note, Braves closer Craig Kimbrel filed for $9 million,…

  13. Mets and Ike Davis avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 16, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

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    According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets and first baseman Ike Davis have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.5 million contract. Davis, who was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter, will receive a slight increase in salary from the $3.125 million he made last year. Of course, that’s…

  14. Mets now expect to keep first baseman Ike Davis

    Jan 5, 2014, 4:17 PM EDT

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    The Mets have discussed trading first baseman Ike Davis this winter to the Orioles, Pirates, Brewers and Rays. But there’s been no match yet and Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes Sunday that “Mets insiders” now believe Davis will be reporting to Port St. Lucie, Florida next month for spring training. Davis, who’s projected…

  15. Orioles and Mets have been discussing potential trade ideas

    Jan 4, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

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    The Orioles and Mets tossed around trade ideas involving not just first baseman Ike Davis, but second baseman Daniel Murphy, and left fielder/first baseman Lucas Duda as well, reports Eduardo Encina of The Baltimore Sun. He writes that the two teams couldn’t reach an agreement because the Mets wanted Orioles top pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez…

  16. Scott Boras is “trying to engage Mets ownership” on Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales

    Dec 22, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

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    ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick explains the situation over a series of tweets … Scott Boras trying to engage #mets ownership in talks over 2 big remaining free agents, Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) December 22, 2013 Drew would be a nice upgrade at SS, but price will be issue after #mets spent…

  17. Brewers, Rays and Pirates in the mix to acquire Ike Davis

    Dec 11, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT

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    The Mariners took two first baseman off the board earlier today by agreeing to a deal with Corey Hart and acquiring Logan Morrison from the Marlins. Could Mets’ first baseman Ike Davis be the next domino to fall? While nothing appears to be imminent, Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio reports that the Brewers, Rays,…

  18. Delmon Young working out at first base to pad resume

    Dec 8, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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    You’re never too old to start learning how to play first base. Delmon Young, shockingly only 28 years old, has never played a single inning at first base in his entire professional baseball career, but he has been working out at the position lately in order to make himself more attractive as a free agent,…

  19. Ike Davis doesn’t want to be traded

    Nov 21, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT

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    Mets first baseman Ike Davis heard plenty of boos at Citi Field amid his struggles this past season, but he told Anthony DiComo of MLB.com earlier this week that he hopes to get a chance to return in 2014. “I just want a chance to play,” Davis said earlier this week in a telephone interview.…

  20. Alderson: 2014 will be “a new day” for the Mets

    Nov 16, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Sandy Alderson

    Mets GM Sandy Alderson recently said he won’t target players expected to take home a nine-figure contract, like Jacoby Ellsbury or Shin-Soo Choo, but he did state that the 2014 season will be “a new day” for the franchise. Newsday’s Marc Carig writes that Alderson spent 45 minutes on the radio, between WFAN and ESPN…

  21. A lot of teams are interested in Ike Davis

    Nov 13, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Jon Heyman reports that the Astros, Orioles, Rays, Brewers, and Rockies have all checked in with the Mets about the asking price for Ike Davis. The Mets are considering dealing Davis and going with Lucas Duda. This despite the fact that, recent troubles notwithstanding, Davis has shown serious promise in the past. Part of their…

  22. The Mets are interested in Corey Hart

    Nov 6, 2013, 4:57 PM EDT

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    Mike Puma of the New York post reports that free agent Corey Hart is drawing interest from the Mets. As are a dozen other teams, apparently undeterred by Hart’s multiple knee surgeries. The Mets seem like an odd pursuer. They have a lot of first base types with Ike Davis and Lucas Duda. Of course one…

  23. The Mets calling up prospect Wilmer Flores to play third base

    Aug 5, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT

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    With David Wright expected to miss the next 3-5 weeks with a Grade 3 strain of his right hamstring, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that there’s a “good chance” the Mets will call up prospect Wilmer Flores to play third base in the next week. Mets fans have been clamoring for Flores’…

  24. David Wright placed on disabled list with hamstring strain

    Aug 3, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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    The Mets announced this morning that third baseman David Wright was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Outfielder Mike Baxter has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take his place on the active roster. Wright suffered the injury in last night’s game against the Royals while he was running…

  25. Video: Matt Harvey asks New Yorkers what they think of Matt Harvey

    Jul 15, 2013, 9:11 PM EDT

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    Mets right-hander Matt Harvey will start the All-Star Game tomorrow for the National League, but he may have a future in comedy. In a skit for NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” Harvey took to the streets in New York to ask people what they thought about this Matt Harvey character. It was pretty brilliant.…

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