Mets win with Ike
Posted on: April 20, 2010 4:00 pm
So the Mets call up Ike Davis. Forget the fact that he should have come north with the team right out of spring training. Forget the fact that Omar didn't tell anyone that he was bringing him up until the last minute. The important thing is that the Mets won the first game in which Ike Davis played. They didn't win because he was there or not there. Many article are being written like he is the new savior of the offense. That's a lot to put on a kid. Sure, I actually think he could handle it. He doesn't come across as a Greg Jeffries type. Do I think this is the start of something special? Of course I do. But, he will complement this lineup once all the pieces are in place. If he hits the way I think he can, .290+, 25+, 100+ and Beltran comes back say by the end of May, that leaves 4 whole months that this lineup can put together something special. The starting pitching is holding their own so far. The relief core needs to do their job a bit better and keep things close. Ike is coming up at a good time. Let him get settled in to his role and lets look forward to a great summer of baseball in Queens.