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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ron Davis not happy with the way Mets have treated his son Ike

I like Ike…but button up!

Ike Davis’ father thinks the Mets have mishandled his son by putting their wishes to trade him so out in the open.

Ron Davis, who pitched for 11 years in the majors, said Tuesday the Mets “screwed up” this offseason and should have gone about their business “quietly” if they wanted to trade Ike.

“They’ve publicly done so much it’s saying to my son, ‘Hey, we don’t want you anymore,’ ” Ron Davis said before a Baseball Alliance Team (B.A.T.) charity function Tuesday in Manhattan. “So, I think they backed themselves into a corner.”

The latest suitor for Ike Davis reportedly was Milwaukee, but the Brewers have signed Mark Reynolds and Lyle Overbay and no longer have an obvious need for a first baseman. Davis signed a one-year, $3.5-million contract with the Mets to avoid arbitration, but that won’t prevent the team from shopping him.

“They’re in a situation like, ‘Well, heck, we may have to keep him now,’ ” Ron Davis said. “If you would have done it quietly and said, ‘Hey, well people called us, we didn’t call them,’ then you could have something to say.”

...He blamed his son’s 2013 struggles partially on Citi Field being tough on lefthanded power hitters, saying Ike might need a new home field, not necessarily a new team.

“The ballpark can make you an All-Star or a Hall of Famer,” Ron Davis said.

Repoz Posted: January 21, 2014 at 10:38 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Tom Nawrocki Posted: January 21, 2014 at 11:58 PM (#4643843)
Ike Davis is Ron Davis' son? I had no idea. For you kids out there, Ron Davis was the first big-name setup man, pitching the seventh and/or eighth inning before Rich Gossage came in to save the game for the Yankees.
   2. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: January 22, 2014 at 12:05 AM (#4643848)
Ike Davis is Ron Davis' son?

In fairness, Tom, Ike's schnoz comes from his mother's family, who are Litvaks.
   3. David L Williams Posted: January 22, 2014 at 12:05 AM (#4643849)
I'm sure Ron Davis himself can run the numbers, but here were Ike's home-road splits in 2013:

Home: .224/.335/.388
Road: .188/.319/.288

His career numbers are better on the road (.250/.337/.457), but not so good that he'd be a star anywhere with his numbers. The problem is that he's basically Rico Brogna (.269/.320/.445). The Mets should really do better than this.
   4. Rough Carrigan Posted: January 22, 2014 at 12:18 AM (#4643851)
According to Baseball-reference, in a 10 year career, about 4 of them being as a full time regular, Rico Brogna made $11,634,000 while being a good fielder (by reputation) and rolling up a career OPS+ of 96.

In his brief career, Ike Davis has a cumulative OPS + of 112. A small hill in the himalayas looks like nothing but drop it into New Hampshire's White mountains and it looks pretty impressive.
   5. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: January 22, 2014 at 12:38 AM (#4643856)
Whoa. I used to LOVE Ron Davis. 3/4 motion, setting up Goose. I was born in NY so Davis/Goose was a tandem I got even at 8 or 9 years old.
   6. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: January 22, 2014 at 01:09 AM (#4643865)
Home: .224/.335/.388
Road: .188/.319/.288


And in other news, "Mets not happy with the way Ike Davis treated his ABs"
   7. Lassus Posted: January 22, 2014 at 01:22 AM (#4643868)
This reminded me of when Namond's mom got all up on Bodie.
   8. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 22, 2014 at 09:03 AM (#4643917)
In his brief career, Ike Davis has a cumulative OPS + of 112.


In Davis's brief career, he hasn't experienced his decline phase yet. Not that you'd know it from the way he played last year...
   9. DL from MN Posted: January 22, 2014 at 11:03 AM (#4644042)
Didn't know that either. One more reason Ike Davis will never be a Twin. I'm pretty sure they'd boo his dad for sitting in the stands and Minnesotans don't boo many people.
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 22, 2014 at 11:10 AM (#4644050)
Ike Davis is Ron Davis' son? I had no idea. For you kids out there, Ron Davis was the first big-name setup man, pitching the seventh and/or eighth inning before Rich Gossage came in to save the game for the Yankees.


I think he's the trivia answer for "who has the highest ERA in a season for someone with X number of innings."
   11. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: January 22, 2014 at 11:59 AM (#4644131)
Hey, it's not the Mets' fault that Davis got coccidioidomycosis. They have spring training in Florida, he chose to live in Arizona.
   12. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: January 22, 2014 at 12:01 PM (#4644136)
Are you sure it was coccidioidomycosis, Crispix? I had heard he came down with a nasty case of Jungle Fever.
   13. bobm Posted: January 22, 2014 at 02:20 PM (#4644334)
Ike Davis: 137 Plate Appearances in 2013, Home Games and vs. RHP: .239/.365/.416

Ike Davis: 166 Plate Appearances in 2013, Away Games and vs. RHP: .207/.349/.333
   14. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: January 22, 2014 at 10:21 PM (#4644765)
He got valley fever, right? It's a big deal here in the SW.
   15. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: January 22, 2014 at 11:28 PM (#4644806)
Ike Davis would be on the Reggie Cleveland All-Star Team, right?
   16. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: January 23, 2014 at 12:05 AM (#4644834)
I think he's the trivia answer for "who has the highest ERA in a season for someone with X number of innings."


Unless x = exactly 58.2, then no (at least he isn't anymore). Doc had a higher ERA in more innings.

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