Mets Wrap: Davis Not Close; Mets Routed; Roster Cuts

There is more discouraging news about the Mets’ Ike Davis, who is wearing a walking boot on his right foot and doesn’t expect to play for at least another week.

Inexplicably, Davis hasn’t had a MRI, and to compound matters, took a swipe at the media, saying: “Obviously I could have went out there and blown out and dealt with more articles about not saying it’s hurt.’’

Of course, that was in reference to him saying he hid an oblique injury last season.

With three weeks until Opening Day, Davis won’t get close to the 90-plus at-bats the Mets hoped and appears he’ll likely open the season on the disabled list.

In addition:

* Bartolo Colon worked four innings and gave up three runs on five hits in an 11-1 rout by the Marlins. Offensively, the Mets managed six hits and struck out ten times.

* Dillon Gee threw four scoreless innings in a “B’’ game with Miami.

* Las Vegas manager Wally Backman interviewed to manage the Dominican winter-league team, Aguilas Cibaenas.

* Lefty-reliever Josh Edgin was in the first round of roster cuts, leaving the Mets with Scott Rice as the only lefty in the bullpen. It is possible John Lannan could give the Mets another lefty. Also optioned were left-handers Steven Matz and Adam Kolarek; pitchers Erik Goeddel, Logan Verrett and Chasen Bradford; catcher Kevin Plawecki; infielders Danny Muno, Wilfredo Tovar and Dustin Lawley; and outfielders Brandon Nimmo and Cory Vaughn.


7 thoughts on “Mets Wrap: Davis Not Close; Mets Routed; Roster Cuts

  1. Mets need to go with youth, let them get feet wet in majors. They take too long to develop players. Give up on Duda and Davis. Go with a guy. They need some speed. Put Murphy at first, Eric Young on second. He earned it.

    • Felix: If they are going to come out and say it, then do it. Put they are fiddling around without an apparent plan other than to wait until 2015 when Harvey returns.-JD

    • Young can’t hit. He plays good OF defense and can run. But he can’t hit. He hasn’t earned a thing. He is a marginal major leaguer.

      I won’t move a solid player for a marginal one.

  2. I’ll stick with Davis until he proves he cant be the 1st baseman the Mets need. I would rather have a Davis rebound than any of the other choices. There’s still plenty of time to determine if Davis can produce. Ofcourse, some here have already determined he cant play, and with each passing day try to convince fans that is the case. Collins will be the judge and I am confident he will make the right decision , not a hasty one.

    • jmhammner: You probably don’t believe me on this one, but Davis reaching his potential is the best possible scenario. Tell me, how much time are you willing to give him.-JD

      • Hey John,
        Through ST. I realize he’s not seeing much playing time but I never thought it would be a decision made before camp broke. Worst case scenario, a few weeks into April if he stays with the team. I promise to be the 1st to admit he has to go if his stats continue to decline. I am pulling for him though. I honestly believe with Granderson Young, Davis / Murphy, Ike will have a rebound year.