By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The New York Mets could be losing another top prospect.
Unlike, Matt Harvey, who will likely have to have Tommy John surgery and miss significant time, including the 2014 season, Ike Davis is a mere months away from trading in his Mets jersey for food. The former talented first baseman has not lived up to expectations this season.
And with his struggles, the team’s management looked at trading him leading up to the trade deadline. And now, they are going to look into trading him once again during the off-season, where there is more time to deal.
He is no longer considered apart of the team’s future. The 26-year-old will miss the rest of this season with a strained oblique.
There’s speculation that the Tampa Bay Rays may be interested in a trade for Davis. The speculation is that Jeremy Hellickson could be moved to the Mets for Davis.
Davis has played four years in the Big Apple, where he has a .242 batting average with 67 home runs and 219 RBI’s. However, this season, he has a career-low .205 batting average with 9 home runs and 33 RBI’s.
In a one-week span from August 24th through August 31st, he appeared in 7 games, where he had 17 at-bats. He had four hits with one home runs and four RBI’s.
He also played in 21 games in Triple A. In 75 at-bats, he had 7 home runs with 13 RBI’s and a .293 batting average.