New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson is interested in signing first baseman Ike Davis to a contract extension that covers all three of his arbitration years, according to MetsBlog’s Matthew Cerrone:
Sandy Alderson will consider signing Ike Davis to a contract that covers his three years of arbitration, the GM told the New York Post’s podcast yesterday.
“It has to fit for us. It has to fit for the player,” he explained. “So, in his case, and maybe one or two others, we keep an eye on it. Sometimes the player is not interested, sometimes the agent is not interested. It’s one of those things that has to work for both sides.”
The Mets and Davis agreed to a one-year, $3.125 million contract to avoid arbitration in January. Davis turns 26 in exactly one week and is trying to recapture the magic that helped him break out in his rookie season in 2010. That year, he hit .264 with a .351 on-base percentage. Despite hitting 32 home runs last year, it was a low average and OBP (.227, .308) that sunk his offensive value.