Written by Kenneth Teape (@teapester725)
On Friday afternoon, the New York Mets made a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, shipping first baseman Ike Davis out of town in exchange for relief pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.
will have an opportunity to get his career back on track, as he has not been
the same player since suffering an injury in 2011. For the Mets, he is no
longer their problem, in turn placing a ton of trust in Lucas Duda.
Where the Mets will miss
the most is in the field with his glove. Davis
is one of the better defensive first baseman in the MLB; Duda on the other hand
leaves much to be desired. The decrease in defense at first base will be made up with an outstanding defensive outfield, as the albatross that is Duda's defense is more easily hidden at first base. But Duda will be able to make people forget about
his lackluster fielding if he can hit like he is capable of doing.
Duda will now be given every opportunity to succeed for the Mets, as he is the clear-cut starter at first base for the Amazin’s. They chose him over
Davis with the
expectations that he will give them more production with consistent playing