Sun, 25 May 2014 07:48:44 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Ike Davis hit cleanup Saturday, May 24, and manager Clint Hurdle said he has stressed that hitting home runs isn't something Davis needs to focus on. "We've really backed off the impetus of (him) being the guy who had to hit home runs," Hurdle said. "In his own way he has calmed some things down. I think the security that comes with knowing he's going to get at-bats, not wondering if this is his last at-bat, has helped." Davis is hitting .338 this month.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:27:30 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Ike Davis became the first player to hit a grand slam with two different teams in April Monday, April 21.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:36:48 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Ike Davis made his team debut Saturday, April 19, against the Milwaukee Brewers. He finished 2 for 3 with a double, walk and two runs scored while batting in the sixth spot of manager Clint Hurdle's lineup.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:34:24 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have added 1B Ike Davis to the 25-man active roster. In a corresponding move, 1B Travis Ishikawa was designated for assignment.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:36:55 -0700
The New York Mets are likely to receive a 2013 draftee from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the player to be named later in the trade involving 1B Ike Davis.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:55:47 -0700
The New York Mets acquired P Zack Thornton and a player to be named from the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, April 18, in exchange for 1B Ike Davis.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:49:47 -0700
The New York Mets agreed to trade 1B Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, April 18. It's unknown what the Mets will receive in return.
Fantasy Tip: As Terry Collins has said already, Lucas Duda is now clearly the starting first baseman in New York. Josh Satin can mix in against tough lefties, but this is Duda's job all the way now. There's more reason to take a chance on Duda's power in mixed leagues.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:27:22 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates are working with the New York Mets to acquire 1B Ike Davis, and Davis has approved the trade.
Fantasy Tip: The Bucs clearly aren't satisfied with Travis Ishikawa in a platoon at first base with Gaby Sanchez. Davis will essentially replace Ishikawa in that role. Davis' value probably won't increase all that much, but his playing time should increase if he's in a straight platoon with Sanchez.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:55:38 -0700
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda is still considered the starter at first base, but 1B Ike Davis has started there once in each series and got the start Wednesday, April 16. 1B Josh Satin has started three games against lefties. Duda is hitting .364 (8-for-22) with a home run and four RBIs in his last five starts, but manager Terry Collins said Davis received the nod Wednesday because of his history at Chase Field and the fact that he wanted to get Davis a start in his hometown.
Fantasy Tip: This is a situation to stay away from unless you're in an NL-only league. Duda is the guy to own if you must have one of the trio.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:04:03 -0700
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said 1Bs Lucas Duda and Ike Davis are unlikely to be sent down to make room on the roster for OF Chris Young (quadriceps) Friday, April 18.