The Hot Corner: New York Mets Demote Ike Davis To Minors

Ike Davis

Ike Davis

When David Wright was asked if his Mets should be beating the dismal Miami Marlins, the team captain could not have answered it any better than he did …

“You keep getting asked about the Marlins and teams you should beat,” Wright said. “I think I said it the other day: Teams are probably looking at us that way, where you’ve got to come in here and beat us. So we can’t look at any other team that way.”

That pretty much sums up how 2013 has gone do far for the Mets and it doesn’t appear to be getting any better. The team was swept again by the Marlins, the worst team in baseball, this time at home. It was apparently enough to cause general manager Sandy Alderson to finally make some roster moves. First baseman Ike Davis was the most noticeable move as he was demoted to the Mets Triple-A team in Las Vegas. Davis has been horrible this season and the Mets can only hope that the move and change of scenery will help restore his confidence. He’s looked lost at the plate this season and nothing close to what the Mets saw from him when he first came up to the team.

“At some point you just have to say to yourself this is not in his best interest,” Alderson said about Davis. “I was one of his biggest supporters. I just felt at some point we’ve got to get him out of here. Hopefully he’ll be back in a short period of time. But he needs to go there. He needs to be able to play every day. He needs to be able to work on his swing without worrying necessarily about the outcome. We think it’s in his best interest.”

It would be easy to point the blame towards manager Terry Collins for what’s gone wrong with the Mets, however I just don’t think there is much anyone can do with this current roster. Alderson made it clear that Collins is not in jeopardy of losing his job. It’s going to be a long summer in Queens for Mets fans.