He hasn't been Wally Pipped. That would be mean that Josh Satin is actually a stud player. He's not.
Travis d'Araud is a player they're really counting on and he's never stayed healthy throughout his career, that's not a good sign for a catcher.
If he's really a .300 hitter the power lack doesn't bother me.
But it is unlikely he will be replacing anyone this season.
In general the way it works is guys get a couple of thousand plate appearances in the minor leagues to get ready for MLB. When this season started the Mets felt he still needed some more so they sent him to AAA. But then he got hurt. Again.
D'Arnaud has had 49 plate appearances this year and 303 last season. My guess is he will need to play some games in Vegas to get his timing back and will start next season in AAA. again.
Hopefully I am wrong.
Satin looks like a legit tough out. I'm thinking the high average is no fluke. I'll take it, provided we obtain some legit power in the outfield.
1) Who even talked about this season?? NOT ME. D'Arnaud will.be the Met catcher in 2014, the season I was posting about
2) Never compared Satin to Gehrig. Compared Davis to Wally Pipp. UNFAIR only in that Pipp could hit and wasn't a below .200 automatic strike out
Get your own grip
not even close to true
It applies to ANY starter who for any reason gets replaced because he wasn't in the lineup... certainly applies to IKe King K Davis in this case
Will suspend my Wilpon boycott to witness Harvey sunday. With good rest something special might happen. It's bound to soon
And in this case, Davis has had a "bat ache" for a season and a half and has given Met fans nausea and a stomach ache every time they foolishly allow him in the lineup.
The good news is I heard Alderson on an all star pregame interview and it sounds like Las Vegas or DFA is arriving in Ike.169's future
Ike Davis is a left-handed Dave Kingman. Without the homeruns. That said, the Mets should play him everyday the rest of the season, against all pitching, to see if he can play at this level. Then make a decision at the end of the season, live with it, and move on. You can't play this game every year.
Ike doesn't have enough power to wait around for. He's had more than his share of chances. Satin seems like a legit tough out. Let's see how it adds up after another 50abs or so.
But if your intention is making the big club better by cutting him then I think that is against our new process. If we are truly playing "money ball" then the idea is buying low and selling high. If we don't get Davis right and we cut him we are then selling (cutting) low.
look for him to get a couple more years of more seasons somewhere.
•Jeff Wilpon promised that the Mets are willing to spend in 2014, the team COO said in an interview on WFAN radio (and partially transcribed by Newsday's Neil Best). The Mets will be helped when the Johan Santana and Jason Bay contracts expire this winter, which will by themselves free up $43.625MM in payroll space. "We haven't set a payroll for next year, but I can tell you we're ready to invest with those big contracts coming off the books," Wilpon said. "We have the money to invest. We're going to invest it prudently. Sandy [Alderson] is going to set a path."
So are we talking Cano, Elsbury, Choo?
someone's 4th outfielder and the back up catcher we've needed for so long?
And are we talking about a $185 million payroll or a $95 million payroll?
"Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play?"