Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Yankees Looking At Another Former Met, Ike Davis

The New York Yankees missed out on a former member of the New York Mets earlier today when relief pitcher Carlos Torres signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves but that's not stopping the Bronx Bombers from trying to lure another former Metroplitan to the Bronx. This time the Yankees are considering signing first baseman Ike Davis to a minor league deal with a presumed invitation to spring training camp for the 2016 season.

The need for a player like Davis is obvious after it was announced that Greg Bird, the Yankees top first baseman prospect and only true backup to incumbent Mark Teixeira, would miss the entire 2016 season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.

Davis knows New York and can handle the market and can also add too many damn home runs to the team but will not give the team much else. He isn't a high batting average type player and he isn't going to win you a Gold Glove Award any time soon. On a minor league deal that's fine, especially when you consider he himself is recovering from a torn labrum in his hip that he had operated on in August.

Davis is expected to sign soon and according to Ken Davidoff the Yankees are in the mix. Stay tuned.


  1. CAPTAIN DAN...Just a question. Did not Davis have shoulder issues
    last season when he played with Oakland ? At bats were limited, and
    his season report card was dismal ?

    1. I believe it was a hip labrum. If he had shoulder issues I didn't know anything about it, don't watch the A's often.

  2. For a $3 billion team, with legions of die hard about
    Juan Uribe, instead of a banged up Ike Davis ?

    1. Uribe would be the ideal candidate. Can play all over the infield and especially at the positions we need. Right handed bat with a flair for the dramatic. He wants a starting job though.


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