The New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms on a deal that will send first baseman Ike Davis to the Pirates. In return, the Mets received minor league right hander Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.
The Mets tried to trade David during the offseason, but were unable to find the right deal, so they decided to go into the season with him and Lucas Duda, who the Mets believe in more, to battle for the first base job. Neither player really stood out enough to win the first base job during the spring, but the Mets eventually gave the job to Duda, to see if he could handle it.
David hit 32 homeruns in 2012 for the Mets, but had a disastrous 2013 season, hitting just .209 with nine homeruns, while striking out 101 times in 103 games.
He spent some time in the minors, and a lot like Eduardo Nunez and the Yankees, they couldn’t deal with him anymore.
Maybe in Pittsburgh he’ll be able to turn things around and get back to being the powerful first baseman that he really can be.
There will be more on this to come.