Ike Davis: .156 AVG, 4 HR, 9 RBI, .238 OBP, .259 SLG, 46 K (2013)
The Mets are giving Ike Davis many chances to break out of yet another ugly slump. However, each chance he’s been given has resulted in zero change from the talented first baseman.
The patience the Mets have with Davis is understandable, yet also baffling at the same time. Last season, Davis experienced an eerily similar slump which he ultimately broke out of by finishing the year with an impressive 32 HR and 90 RBI. The Mets are allowing him to work out his issues at the plate in the majors, while there’s possible help lurking in the minors. I’ll add, players such as Ike Davis with less than 3 years of MLB experience don’t usually have that opportunity.
What if Ike Davis had started last season (2012) and this season (2013) like he started the 2010 and 2011 seasons? Imagine what he could have offered to the struggling Mets lineup. Maybe Davis has just become a slow starter? I doubt it. I honestly doubt that a slow start is to blame for his 46 strikeouts in only the second month of the season.
Ike Davis is still one of my favorite players on the Mets. But I think he should be demoted so he could work on his skills at the plate with less pressure on his shoulders.
What do you think the Mets should do about him? And when?