This is not the complete original. I had other things in here, but I could not remember what it was. So I had to change some things to make my point.
NO WAY! In no way, under any circumstances is Ike Davis to come to the majors for the opening of the 2010 regular season.
Listen, we all know Daniel Murphy was not exactly the bright spot on this team. He is not the greatest at base-running or hitting. So the fact that he is questionnable for opening day due to a sprained right knee really should not damper anybody’s spirits.
With that said, it does not mean you go on the radio or Loudmouths screaming for the return of Davis. This is not his moment.
Jonathan Ragus of MVP Gotham seems to think that Chris Carter should have his shot now. Well, I am leaning towards Mike Jacobs. What about Nick Evans and Fernando Tatis? As far as I am concerned, not an option.
I say Jacobs because he plays hard. You want another player with a fighting mentality on this team. Evans, Tatis and Carter are not that.
I can quote stats to you, but I agree with Brandon Tierney when he says “you can manipulate stats to whatever it is you want to say”. So I’m not going to. But Jacobs is a hard-nosed player and will knock anybody down who gets in his way. I love his attitude.
With that said, there really is no perfect solution for first base at the moment. But if I had to choose, I would choose Jacobs over anybody else. Say what you want about Carter, I am sick of people always trying to convert players to other positions they have no experience playing.
Here’s a brilliant move. Let’s take a leftfielder and stick him at first base because the positions are so much the same. That’s like when the Mets tried converting Kaz Matsui into a second baseman despite him being a shortstop. The positions are not the same despite they are in the infield.
Why are you going to take someone who has been trained to throw the ball a good distance from the outfield to the infield? If a runner is coming in from third and the first baseman needs to throw quickly, if he is an outfielder, he is probably going to throw the ball over the catcher’s head.
Not a fan of moving people into a different position unless it is from outfield to outfield. I don’t even like moving catchers from behind the plate to first base.
I would rather have Carter on the bench and get rid of Tatis altogether. That is just my opinion. Why we are wasting time on Tatis is beyond me. Throw away Tatis. Put in Jacobs at first and have Carter on the bench. It could be temporary.
But at the very least, get Carter used to first base, well, first. Do not just throw him there. Oy vey!