Thursday, September 20, 2012
Ike Davis sets the record straight about his nightlife, Collins Says No One is Safe
"I have never missed games or not been ready to work because of anything to do with staying up too late," Davis told The News. ...“I show up every day. I play hard. It is unfair to me, and it doesn’t make sense.”
While the 25-year-old said that he does not often leave the ballpark until midnight and is sometimes out a few hours after that - the norm among many in baseball - he does not do so to excess.
“I just don’t understand it, because I have always been able to play, except for one freak ankle injury,” Davis said, referring to the 2011 on-field collision that ended his season.
There has recent talk that the Mets might trade Davis , Lucas Duda, David Wright, R.A. Dickey, and about 20 others . Davis said it has been a much discussed topic around the team in recent weeks.
After a fourth consecutive losing season, GM Sandy Alderson and his staff will need to approach their entire roster with an open mind.
"There is not a guy in that clubhouse who can't get traded," Terry Collins said. "Not a guy."
According to team insiders, the Mets are debating whether to make Davis or Lucas Duda the first baseman of the future.
The team “won’t shop either aggressively this winter, but will be open to the right deal for either,” according to one club source.