11/20/14

BREAKING NEWS - 1B - Ike Davis

13 comments


The Pittsburgh Pirates DFA'd 1B Ike Davis tonight.

Sandy Alderson has now traded John Buck, Marlon Byrd, and Davis for Dilson Herrera, Vic Black, and Blake Taylor.

All three players traded to the Pirates are now no longer on the team.

13 comments:

Justin M. said...

No love for Zach Thornton?

Mack Ade said...

Forgot him...

see?

even more good news...

Anonymous said...

this kind of thing is common when a crappy team (mets) trades with a contending team (pirates)

Ernest Dove said...

I assume it might be awhile before the pirates ever take another phone call from sandy Alderson

Bill Metsiac said...

Get ready to meet the newest 50-HR Yankee.

Steve from Norfolk said...

I feel bad for IkeThink what might have been if he hadn't gotten hi ankle stepped on. He WAS that 30+ HR player until then.

eraff said...

While gloating about "winning trades" with the Pirates, note that The Pirates have made the playoffs during the past two years while the Mets have been "stuck in 70's".

It was no secret to the Pirates that Buck and Byrd would provide them less over time than Dilson Herrera.

The Trade Math ahead is not to "Win Trades" but to make some trades that help add Wins.

Thomas Brennan said...

Ike will be lucky to hit 50 more homers over what remains of his career. His being DFA'd is not a vote of confidence. He had a terrible 1st half 2012, terrible 2013, and a pretty poor 2014. Can't blame Bucs.

Mack Ade said...

'enuff' -

no one is 'gloating', especially me, the host of this site.

All I pointed out was the FACT that the Mets had (so far) traded players that had no future on the Mets, for hopefully, future productive players, and they now seem to have no more productivity level on your 'playoff team"

I know you 'get around' in the blog world... try to have a little more respct for what I do here.

eraff said...

Mack--- I may have misrepped your comments. There is quite a bit of discussion about "winning trades"--it's vacuous and doesn't address the reality of those trades. I've obviously misunderstood your position--- that's never happened to me before....ok, may be twice!

Herrera for 2 months of Byrd and Buck?...fantastic!---it included Black too????

Mack Ade said...

Eraff -

Cool.

Yeah, I had no position... just listed the facts

Robb said...

while the Mets may have won those trades. Black and Herrera are great. If im the pirates I still make that trade. getting to the playoffs after not being there for twenty years without giving up 1 of your top five prospects is a good return. 5 years from now it might not look it if herrera pans out but sometimes you have to make a trade that you know is bad long term to get in the playoffs.

Sometimes you just need to win games.

Steve from Norfolk said...

Ike - the only jersey I ever bought. The rest, I got T-shirts.

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