New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis expressed serious interest in staying with the franchise after possible trade rumors involving him started to spread.
The Mets were looking to upgrade at almost every position but third base. They are expecting huge things out of David Wright this year but wanted to add a couple more bats to help him out if he missed a little bit of time. They were able to land outfielders Chris Young and Curtis Granderson, but never got around to trading away Davis.
In fact, Davis is pretty happy that he wasn’t traded. Even though this team hasn’t done much, he’s still happy to be a member of the Mets organization. But he’s still a little shocked that he’s still here.
“The articles would say I wasn’t going to be here, so a little bit of shock I didn’t get traded. But I’m happy I didn’t. Just because it seemed like we were pretty adamant about going somewhere, but obviously they had to make the right deal for them, and no one offered them what they thought enough, so I’m back.” Ike Davis told reporters via ESPN.
Just because Davis wasn’t traded, doesn’t mean the Met can’t scrap him. He needs to have himself a good year if he doesn’t want to be designated for assignment.