View Full Version : Ike Davis expectations

01-21-2012, 13:22
This is a tricky one..What a debacle that injury was and the handling of it by the Mets doctors is a whole other story. This kid was hitting moonshots to start the season last yr,i mean bombs that were making Citi Field look small.The Mets fans were excited & had the prospect who performed to the hype he received. Then that fluky injury.So now what ? What type of production can we expect ? Most people go to doctors for 2nd opinions, Dr Met goes to his fantasy baseball gurus,nobody knows more than them..

Though Fischer agrees that Davis (http://http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasybaseball/players/playerpage/1666191/ike-davis) is ready for spring training, he's quick to point out that the 24-year-old isn't exactly the same as he was before the injury. "He's a healed player who had an ankle sprain," Fischer said. "He may need a tape job on the ankle. He hasn't played baseball since May. He's ready to go. He's ready to go." In other words ,Davis (http://http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasybaseball/players/playerpage/1666191/ike-davis) may be vulnerable to future ankle injuries, though hopefully not as severe. "I don't know what's going to happen if I roll it again," Davis said. "I hope that never happens." Still, Davis (http://http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasybaseball/players/playerpage/1666191/ike-davis) isn't the first player to suffer a severe ankle sprain, and others have come back to have long, productive careers. Just don't be so quick to remove the "injury-prone" label from his name even with the favorable reports. As productive as he was before the injury last year, Davis (http://http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasybaseball/players/playerpage/1666191/ike-davis) is a potential bargain with a middle-to-late-round pick and will only move up the draft boards with a strong spring.
(Updated 01/18/2012).


01-23-2012, 15:18
I think Ike has a very big upside. He is probably the most promising guy on the Mets! I do worry about that ankle. I think he probably should have had the surgery. It was only supposed to be a day to day thing which went month to month and then it turned into there was no improvement at all and he had to make a decision by (I think) labor day whether to have surgery. So he is making no progress and then all of a sudden just when he needs to make a decision about the surgery the ankle is better and he won't need it. Face it every time he makes a dive or slides or extends to beat a throw at first you are going to wince.

Like I said I don't think Mets fans will handle it well if Ike is not healthy.