Ike Davis Enjoying Career Renaissance With Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle greets each new player on his team with a meeting in his office, and it was no different upon Ike Davis’s arrival, even though he had come from a tumultuous situation with the Mets.
Davis, after slumping for more than a year, had lost his job as first baseman to Lucas Duda.
Now, Davis’s career has been reset with the April 18 trade to the Pirates, as he has a .286 batting average and a .797 on-base plus slugging percentage in 23 games with his new team.
Since Davis’s trade, in which the Mets got Zack Thornton, a minor league relief pitcher, Duda has a .237 average and a .655 O.P.S.
For now, it appears that the Mets may have traded the wrong first baseman.
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