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Should Ike Davis be Sent to the Minors?

The Mets' first baseman is really hurting them at this juncture.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Ike Davis is royally struggling right now.

Through 29 games with the Mets this season, Davis has almost twice as many walks as he does hits. The numbers are just scary to look at.He has just 17 hits and a whopping 31 strikeouts in 102 at-bats. That's more than 30 percent of the time!

What's wrong? First of all, he has so much movement at the plate. His strike is way too early,  and he brings his hands down before he swings. There's just too many nooks and crannies right now for him to get going. One thing that should be discussed is possibly sending him to the minors to figure it all out.

Even though he's batting down in the order, his presence is hurting the team. although the Mets do not have a viable option to replace him. The first idea would be to move Daniel Murphy to first and slide Justin Turner in at second. Ronny Cedeno will be the shortstop until Ruben Tejada returns from his injury.

What would you do with Ike?

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Michael Ganci May 09, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Good point! At the same time though, it appears to be more of a mechanical problem than anything else.
Chris Albanese May 11, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Yes, he's really hurting the team as they just complete a third sweep of a NL East team. (Braves, Marlins, Phillies I believe) If not for him, we'd be undeafeated. C'mon guys. Enjoy the ride for as long as it lasts. Cheer Ike on and hopefully he'll heat up as some of the others that have carried us to this point cool down. Let's Go Mets!!!
SLJ May 11, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Hey, right now I'd take Ike over Mark Teixeira--and he's awhole lot cheaper..
Phil Konigsberg May 12, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Davis over Tex?? Are you serious? Wait until about a month from now and let's compare the two when they face each other in The Bronx.
Mike Klubok May 12, 2012 at 11:39 AM
Last 7 days his average is .250. Let's see if he is getting his groove back before sending him to the minors. http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/_/id/30532/ike-davis Take him over Mark Teixeira? Maybe in a few years perhaps but not at this point in time.

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