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Sat, 18 May 2013 11:24:34 -0700
According to a team source, the New York Mets could demote struggling 1B Ike Davis to the minor leagues as soon as next week. Members of the organization's front office are reportedly more in favor of the move than manager Terry Collins. Davis snapped an 0-for-24 streak against the Chicago Cubs Friday, May 17.
Fantasy Tip: OF Andrew Brown, who was recently demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas, played first base for the first time this season Friday, and would appear to be the most likely candidate to be called up if Davis is sent down. INFs Zach Lutz and Josh Satin are also candidates, although Satin is not on the 40-man roster.
Fri, 17 May 2013 08:28:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Davis is hitting just .157 and has struck out 45 times in 127 at-bats. He might be a good buy-low option. He had his most productive month with 24 RBIs last June and hit nine homers in July. You're going to have to bite the bullet with his low batting average.
Thu, 16 May 2013 15:07:30 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said struggling 1B Ike Davis will remain in the cleanup spot this weekend, at least until Sunday, May 19, when they face a left-handed pitcher. Davis went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts Thursday, May 16, to drop his average to .157. He is hitless in his last 22 at-bats. "Through this weekend," Collins said. "I told him last week that this week, when we play against right-handed pitchers, he's going to hit fourth. That's where he belongs. And that's where he's supposed to hit." Collins said opposing pitchers are feeding Davis with plenty of offspeed pitches, but Davis said he's struggling because he's missing fastballs early in the count.
Fantasy Tip: Davis is severely testing Collins' and fantasy owners' patience. He's notoriously a slow starter in April, but now his slump has leaked into mid-May, and he hasn't shown any signs of turning it around. In shallow leagues, it's worth considering dropping him for better options. Mitch Moreland and James Loney are a few peaking first basemen, for example. In deeper leagues, he needs to be benched for the forseeable future.
Tue, 14 May 2013 15:22:20 -0700
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis was dropped to seventh in the order with the team facing a left-hander Tuesday, May 14. However, manager Terry Collins will put Davis back in the cleanup spot Wednesday, May 15. C John Buck is batting cleanup Tuesday.
Fantasy Tip: Davis has struggled mightily so far this season, especially against left-handed hurlers. In shallow leagues, Davis might not might be worth the roster spot right now, and he should definitely be benched against most lefties right now in all other formats.
Thu, 09 May 2013 14:49:13 -0700
New York Mets OF Lucas Duda and 1B Ike Davis are sitting the bench against a left-handed pitcher Thursday, May 9. Davis is hitting only .167 (8-for-48) with two RBIs and 20 strikeouts in his last 15 games. Manager Terry Collins said Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke's "cross-fire" delivery is very tough on lefties. Davis will return to the lineup against another southpaw Friday, May 10.
Fantasy Tip: Davis continues to struggle, so this was an easy decision. Collins also wanted to get Andrew Brown and Juan Lagares some playing time in the outfield. If you're still riding Davis, it wouldn't be smart to start him against lefties, at least right now. Benching him altogether isn't dumb, either.
Fri, 03 May 2013 16:45:06 -0700
Fri, 03 May 2013 14:45:59 -0700
New York Mets OF Collin Cowgill was sent to the minors because he was overswinging after hitting a grand slam on opening day. OF Andrew Brown was brought up to breathe life into the outfield. Collins mentioned how Brown was hitting lefties well at Triple-A Las Vegas. Brown was hitting .286 (8-for-28) against lefties and .400 (28-for-70) against righties.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Collins plans to use Brown mainly against left-handed pitchers, and he could spell Ike Davis at first base on days the team faces a tough lefty. Juan Lagares will mainly be used as a defensive replacement late in games, so at the moment, Brown looks to have more value in NL leagues than Lagares.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:38:22 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins indicated that 1B Ike Davis has been getting hurt by outside pitches this year. "So we've tried to get him to where he covers the outside part of the plate. Ike has moved up on the plate to take away the outside pitch. And I thought last night, the two balls he hit to left field, were the start. If he starts going that way to where he's going to use more of the field to hit, he's got some better opportunities to drive some runs in. I hope the home run gets him going also." Davis went 1-for-4 with a homer Thursday, April 25, but he also struck out two times.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:51:55 -0700
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis was dropped to sixth in the batting order Thursday, April 25, and OF Lucas Duda was moved up to the cleanup spot as a result. "We've got to get Ike going," manager Terry Collins said. "We're heading into May here. We need to get him swinging the bat like he's capable of. I don't know if he's trying to put too much pressure on himself to hit homers."
Fantasy Tip: Davis is a very streaky hitter and is known for starting slow in April. Well, he's done it another year, and it has become very frustrating for his fantasy owners. If you haven't already, it might be time to bench Davis until he shows signs of life.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:34:10 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he has no plans to use OF Lucas Duda at first base on days that 1B Ike Davis does not play. 2B Justin Turner is starting in place of Davis at first base Tuesday, April 23, against a left-handed pitcher. "Lucas has played pretty well in left field right now," Collins said. "Now, if I go to him today and say, 'Look, you need to start taking groundballs at first base,' I'm not sure what kind of messages that sends."
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