Ike Davis trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates may be right-hander Neil Kozikowski, whom the Mets heavily scouted before the draft, the Daily News’ John Harper tweets.
Kozikowski, 18, was an eighth-round pick out of Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut in 2013.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Mets News:Video: SNY
The New York Mets traded Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, in exchange for right-handed reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.
The deal was announced just minutes prior to the Mets game against the Atlanta Braves.
Davis was made available to reporters outside the Mets clubhouse as the game got underway.
"Honestly, it's a little weird," Davis said. "I've been with the Mets organization for a long time, and made some really good friendships and stuff like that. That's the toughest part, I think.
"I really had a blast in New York. I made my dreams come true, childhood dreams come true, playing in the big leagues here. But it's just a stepping-stone. It happens to a lot of people, getting traded. Now [I'll] go help my team in Pittsburgh."
Thornton, 25, was pitching for the Pirates' Triple-A affiliate in Indianapolis. He will report to the Mets' Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas.
The Mets filled Davis' spot on the 25-man major league roster with outfielder Chris Young, who was on the disabled list.
"We're very happy with the trade," Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. "We're happy for Ike, in the sense that he'll get another opportunity elsewhere. It's a situation that we needed to resolve here, and we're happy with the return."
A source close to the situation said, “He needed a fresh start. It was an awful situation with him knowing they didn’t want him. He feels like a huge weight has lifted off him.”
Ike Davis Career Stats:
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Zack Thornton Career Minor League Stats:
Thursday, April 10, 2014
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, The Lucas Duda Audition is over.... For the time being?
Terry Collins told ESPN that Ike Davis will start Thursday's series finale against the Atlanta Braves. Duda is 2-for-13 since a two-homer game last Friday.
The Mets face left-handed pitchers on Friday and Sunday against the Angels (Tyler Skaggs and C.J. Wilson), so that may end up being an opportunity for Josh Satin to start.
Overall Duda is hitting .182 with two homers and four RBIs through 22 at-bats this season.
Meanwhile, Davis is hitting .400 with one homer and four RBIs in only 10 at-bats.
Saturday, April 05, 2014
W: C. Torres (1-0) L: J. Hoover (1-1)
HR: CIN - R. Ludwick (1),B. Phillips (1) NYM - C. Granderson (1),I. Davis (1)
Recap:Pinch-hitter Ike Davis hit a game-ending grand slam and the New York Mets were aided by a favorable ninth-inning replay review in rallying to beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-3 Saturday.
Brandon Phillips had given the Reds a 3-2 lead with a two-run homer off Dillon Gee in the eighth, two innings after Curtis Granderson connected for a two-run drive off Johnny Cueto, his first homer with the Mets. Trailing by a run in the ninth, Juan Lagares walked leading off against fill-in closer J.J. Hoover.
Anthony Recker bunted and first baseman Joey Votto threw to second base for the force play. Second base umpire James Hoye called Lagares out and Mets manager Terry Collins raced out of the dugout to ask for a challenge. After a review of 2 minutes, 15 seconds, the call was overturned by crew chief John Hirschbeck. oover, pitching the ninth for Aroldis Chapman who is out after being hit in the face by a line drive during spring training, then walked Ruben Tejada to load the bases.
Davis, having lost his starting first base job to Lucas Duda a day earlier, was called on to hit in the pitcher's spot and lined a 0-1 pitch to right field, setting off a gleeful celebration at Citi Field. The Mets won their second straight after being swept by Washington in three games to open the season. Cincinnati dropped to 1-4 for the first time since 2003, when it finished 69-93.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Jenrry Mejia was examined by a team doctor and also threw a baseball Sunday and was deemed healthy, Terry Collins said.
The manager added that Mejia is all set to face the Cincinnati Reds on Friday at Citi Field.
Mejia had been struck with a line drive in the right forearm Friday in Montreal. X-rays there were negative, and he was diagnosed with inflammation.
Your Opening Day starter at first base for the Mets? It's Ike Davis.
Terry Collins said he selected Davis because of his favorable career numbers against Stephen Strasburg (.364, two homers in 11 at-bats).
Still, Collins said all three first basemen will play.
Josh Satin will start Game 2 against left-hander Gio Gonzalez. And Collins sounded like Duda would start Game 3.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Mets News and Notes: Recap, Harvey Rehab, Wright Counseling, Mejia, Viola, Davis, Duda, Farnsworth, Pelfrey, Dice-K, Quintanilla, Fan Poll Results
Spring Training Recap: Mets 7-3 losers to Nationals....Travis d'Arnaud did hit a wind blow HR off Stephen Strasburg
Matt Harvey and the Mets have settled on a rehab plan. During the season’s first couple of months, Harvey will rehab in New York when the Mets are at home and work out in Port St. Lucie when the big-league club is away from Citi Field. Once he begins expected mound work in June, the rehab will shift nearly exclusively to the team’s Florida complex. Read Here
David Wright was among those counseling Harvey on the rehab subject. Read Joel Sherman in the Post
No Relief Role for Jenrry Mejia. Alderson tells media that he will be a starter this season. Read Here
Frank Viola will require open-heart surgery next Wednesday and will be unable to serve as pitching coach at Triple-A Las Vegas. Read more in Newsday and MLB.com.
The Wilpons’ settlement with the trustee collecting money for victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme is down to $80 million, to be paid in equal installments in 2016 and 2017. Read ESPN
Sandy Alderson expects Ike Davis and Lucas Duda both to be on the Opening Day roster. Read more in the Post, Star-Ledger and Newsday.
Kyle Farnsworth, who is due to be re-signed by the Mets, rode the bus to Viera on Tuesday with the team despite technically not being a member of the organization. Read Here
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Ike Davis went 1-for-7 with two strikeouts and Lucas Duda went 1-for-4 with a homer and two walks in intrasquad games on the minor-league side of the complex Tuesday.
Davis (calf) ran the bases before the game, but not upon making contact during the game. Duda (hamstring) only ran in postgame conditioning.
Both Davis and Duda continue to get AB's. as DH's ....Ike Davis went 1-for-4 with a walk and Lucas Duda went 3-for-4 with a double, homer and walk in at-bats against Class A minor leaguers on Monday.
Neither rehabbing player ran the bases after making contact, but Davis (calf) and Duda (hamstring) did run afterward during conditioning work.
Due to a calf injury, Davis has not played since March 2. Duda, hamstring, has not played since March 3 with the big club.
With only 12 Grapefruit League games (including a split squad) for the Mets, Terry Collins acknowledges that time is running out to have enough playing time to separate the two and pick a starting first baseman.
Monday, March 17, 2014
First baseman Ike Davis went 2 for 6 with two singles in minor league at-bats.
He didn't run the bases, but could appear in a Grapefruit League game soon. Davis has only six at-bats in major league games this spring.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
According to ESPN's Adam Rubin, Ike Davis and Lucas Duda who are both have leg issues, got more at-bats on the minor-league side. They both served as designated hitters in intrasquad games.
Neither ran, although it was reported that Duda did jog into second base on a double before departing for a pinch runner.
Davis went 0-for-4 with two walks. Duda went 1-for-6.
Afterward, Davis slightly ramped up his running which is a good sign for the Mets...
Friday, March 14, 2014
Ike Davis and Lucas Duda, both sidelined since early last week with leg injuries, got five plate appearances apiece in minor-league games Friday.
Neither player ran after making contact, although Duda (hamstring) went through a running program afterward. Davis (calf) had lightly jogged before the game.
Davis went 1-for-3 with two walks against A-ball pitching. Duda went 0-for-4 with a walk, including one shot caught at the right-field wall.
Both expected to get more minor-league at-bats Saturday. Davis expected 10 games and 30 at-bats on the major-league side would ready him for the regular season.
Davis said his calf, because it had been idle for so long, remains somewhat weak due to "a little bit of atrophy." He plans to wear compression socks on both legs throughout the season to keep them warm.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
According to a report from Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Terry Collins expects Daniel Murphy to return to the Grapefruit League lineup on Wednesday, when the Mets host the St. Louis Cardinals at Tradition Field.
Rubin also iterates that Collins believes Lucas Duda and Ike Davis could be serving as designated hitters on a minor-league field as soon as Thursday.
Murphy has been hampered with a shin injury, Duda has been bothered by a left hamstring injury and Davis has been troubled by a right calf injury that has had him walking around in a boot to stabilize his injury.
Collins told ESPN:
“They did stuff inside today, some movement drills -- both Duda and Ike,” “We’re hoping that they do it again tomorrow. And then we’re hoping on Thursday maybe at least get them into minor-league camp and DH them.”
Monday, March 10, 2014
The Mets are eyeing Wednesday or Thursday for Lucas Duda to return from a left-hamstring injury that has kept him out of Grapefruit League play for a week.
Duda was encouraged after taking batting practice in a cage Monday.
Meanwhile, Terry Collins said he hoped Ike Davis would be able to serve as a designated hitter on the minor-league side by the weekend. Collins readily acknowledged, though, that it was merely a hope.
Davis has been idle for a week and is now wearing a walking boot on his right foot because of a calf strain.
Ike Davis sported a new accessory in the clubhouse on Monday morning: a walking boot on his right foot.
Davis, whose calf strain has kept him out of the Grapefruit League lineup for more than a week, said the boot will keep the lower leg immobilized and hopefully speed up the healing. The extent of the injury has caught Davis off guard since he merely has felt "tightness."
Davis has yet to get an MRI, but said: "I'm sure we'll do that at some point."
"It's just a walking boot," Davis said. "Nothing crazy happened. ... Hopefully I'll get two weeks of games in before the season starts. I can still get a lot of ABs."
With exactly three weeks until Opening Day, Davis suggested he has more than enough time to prepare for the season. Still, if the injury lingers much longer, the Mets' first-base decision may be resolved by default, with Lucas Duda and Josh Satin platooning because Davis opens the season on the DL.
Sunday, March 09, 2014
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN Ny, Terry Collins said Saturday afternoon that both Lucas Duda and Ike Davis will not be ready to return to Grapefruit League action Sunday when the Mets host the Atlanta Braves.
Ike Davis (calves) hit in Thursday's simulated game but has not appeared in a Grapefruit League game since Sunday. Lucas Duda (left hamstring) last appeared in a game Monday.
"I'd rather have them out in the first half of spring training rather than the last half," Sandy Alderson said. "We've got lots of time left."
Friday, March 07, 2014
Ike Davis batted during Thursday's intrasquad game without running. Afterward, the first baseman said Friday is too soon for him to return to the Grapefruit League lineup. Davis has been dealing with cranky calves.
Davis was quoted on ESPN:
"The good thing is it doesn't hurt to swing, so I can get at-bats and stuff like that," Davis said. "I've just got to wait a little bit longer for running, so the point in my calves to the touch don't hurt anymore. It's both calves. My left one is better than my right. My right one is a little bit worse. But it's getting better every day. Today it felt better than it did yesterday. So hopefully in the next couple of days I'll be able to start running. I'm trying to get as many at-bats so I don't miss that part of it -- like today. And then obviously as soon as I'm able to play, I'll be playing a bunch."
Davis believes his calf injuries were related to weight room activity..
"I think I did something in the weight room where I was lifting. And I kind of weakened them," Davis said. "And then in the game it just tightened up. That's the thing -- it wasn't painful. It just felt tight. And then the next day they were obviously a lot tighter than I thought they were going to be.
"You know, I'd rather miss a little bit now than completely tear it or pull it so I miss a month or the beginning of the season. This is the time to actually get healthy. I'm still getting my work in. I'm still seeing pitching, like I did today."
Monday, March 03, 2014
Lucas Duda, who started Monday's game against the Atlanta Braves at first base, departed with leg stiffness, Terry Collins said.
Collins indicated the rash of minor maladies is likely because of sun-baked fields and the effort being exerted by the players in camp.
The manager expected Ike Davis (calves), Ruben Tejada (hamstring) and Eric Young Jr. (side muscle) all to enter the lineup Tuesday, however.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis admits he concealed a nagging oblique strain from the team last year but claims the injury wasn't a factor in his poor performance.
Speaking Monday, Davis confirmed a story that first appeared Sunday on the New York Post's website.
"It's just an overblown thing. Everyone has injuries and then they get hurt. So it was pointless to write an article," Davis said. "I sucked last year because I sucked. It's not because I had an injury. You always have injuries. And now it just looks bad. I didn't want the article to come out, and it did."
Mets manager Terry Collins said he was "as surprised as anybody" when he heard that Davis had been playing with an injury. Collins said he will address the situation privately with Davis.
"As I look back now, everything would have been better off had he said something," Collins said. "Certainly, hopefully, he'll learn from it that he needs to speak up."
Davis hit a career-low .205 with nine homers and 33 RBIs last year. He batted .161 with five homers and 16 RBIs at the season's start, was sent to Triple-A Las Vegas from June 10 to July 5 and then hit .267 after his recall. He left an Aug. 31 game at Washington because of the oblique injury and missed the final month of the season.
Collins said that by the end of a baseball season, almost every player receives treatment for an injury, but players should speak up when an injury impacts performance.
"Everybody's different, guys deal with stuff in different ways," Collins said. "Certainly if you're failing at what you're supposed to be doing, that means something needs to be addressed. If you feel it's taking away from your game, you've got to say something. ... If there's an issue we need to know about it for sure."
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Mets Fan Poll Results:
According to Mets Fan Alike, Ike Davis leads the poll on who you want at First in 2014.
Who do you want?
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According to Mets Fan Alike, Ike Davis leads the poll on who you want at First in 2014.
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Friday, February 21, 2014
According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, Ike Davis remains of interest to the Orioles as they continue to try to land a slugger who will work mainly as a DH.
Baltimore who wants to avoid expending another draft pick and significant dollars can try and trade for Ike Davis, who clearly intrigues the organization and makes only $3.5 million this year.
According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, the Pirates still remain a trade possibility for Ike Davis at First base. The Pirates have internal options at first base which include Andrew Lambo, Gaby Sanchez, Chris McGuiness, and nonroster invitee Travis Ishikawa.
If Ike Davis was acquired by Pittsburgh, he would compliment Gabby Sanchez as a part of a platoon...
Pirates GM Neal Huntington said: "That doesn't stop us from looking elsewhere. It’s just that now, our bar has been set a little bit higher, as to 'How do we make the club better?' And 'How do we make the club better at the right situation for us?' … If there's something that makes us better, and makes sense for us, we'll still look to do that."