Time For The Mets To Send Ike Davis Down
Ike Davis can still be a cornerstone piece of the Mets' franchise. But in order to get him right, he must get sent down to Triple-A Las Vegas. And now.
Davis' psyche might not be able to handle this, so Mets brass should send Ruben Tejada and Jodany Valdespin down with him to give Davis the feeling that he isn't the only one underachieving right now. Tejada and Valdespin are brutal as well and have maturity issues. Last year, when the Mets made Davis get his act together, he ended up getting focused and hitting 32 home runs.
Can that happen this year? Highly unlikely. But the Mets still value Davis. When on, he provides power, can hit in the gaps and plays a very respectable first base. But Davis needs to work through these growing pains and get his confidence back just like thousands of ballplayers have. The best place for him to do that right now for a few weeks is in Triple-A.
By: Mike Lindsley: "Mid-Day with Mike," 1-4, Yankees pre/post game host on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio. Follow The Team on Twitter @1045theteam.