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Ike Davis Newsbeat

Friday, April 18, 2014

Pirates Acquire Ike Davis From Mets

I had to make sure Zack Thornton wasn’t Zach Stewart, but does it matter?

A long-awaited deal has finally been struck, as the Mets officially dealt first baseman Ike Davis to the Pirates in exchange for minor league righty Zack Thornton and a player to be named later…

For New York, the departure of Davis means that the club will move ahead with Lucas Duda as its regular first baseman, a role that he had taken on early in 2014. It also marks the end to an ultimately disappointing tenure in New York for the 27-year-old, left-handed hitting slugger.

Meanwhile, the Pirates will take on the $3.14MM left on Davis’s 2014 salary, and will control his rights via arbitration through 2016. Davis will presumably work in some form of platoon with the right-handed hitting Gaby Sanchez…

Thornton is a 25-year-old reliever who was working in Triple-A this season after reaching that level late last year for the first time.

The District Attorney Posted: April 18, 2014 at 07:55 PM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: ike davis, mets, pirates, transactions, zack thornton

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Newsday: Ike Davis could be answer for Yankees

Commenter: “they should have drafted a lot more mat harvey’s”

The Yankees and Mets haven’t made a trade since 2004 (Mike Stanton to the Yankees, Felix Heredia to the Mets).

But this is one that would make sense for both teams: Ike Davis to the Yankees. Dellin Betances to the Mets.

That’s just an idea for starters. It doesn’t have to be Betances. But he’s the hard-throwing young bullpen arm the Mets desperately need. The Yankees need a first baseman after the increasingly brittle Mark Teixeira hit the disabled list again Saturday with a hamstring injury…

This whole Davis/[Lucas] Duda thing has not been the Mets’ finest hour. It’s been clear for some time that the front office favors Duda, but the team has never committed to him… If the organization truly believes Duda is the better option, it needs to maximize Davis’ value by trading him for something more necessary than a lefty bat off the bench…

Make the call, Sandy [Alderson]. If not to the Yankees, then to another team that will give you something you truly need. That’s more important than giving Davis a chance for occasional glory.

The District Attorney Posted: April 06, 2014 at 11:48 AM | 75 comment(s)
  Beats: dellin betances, ike davis, mets, yankees

 

 

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