So the Mets, less than a month after dispatching Ike Davis to Las Vegas, have recalled him.
He hit seven home runs in 92 at-bats there, but really, it is impossible to evaluate hitters and pitchers on numbers alone in Las Vegas, given the huge pro-hitting advantage of the ballpark, and the Pacific Coast League in general.
Two possible reasons for Davis getting promoted:
1. The Mets see something that has the, convinced he’s fixed.
2. The Mets know they have to find out what Davis can he as they plan for 2014, so here goes nothing!
Reason one doesn’t guarantee success. Reason two doesn’t guarantee failure.
But Josh Satin, even in the eyes of his most ardent supporters, doesn’t look like the future at first base, not at 28, with that lack of power. And there isn’t an obvious first baseman elsewhere in the organization until you get to the just-drafted Dominic Smith, who is a good distance away. (Think 2017.)
So sure, bring Davis up, and figure out if the Mets need a first baseman, shortstop, three outfielders and possibly a catcher this offseason, or, you know, just all those other things, but not a first baseman.