Ike Davis is still mad at the Mets for saying that he partied too hard

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Back in 2012 an unnamed Mets official told Adam Rubin that the team was concerned with Ike Davis being out too late after games and not taking instruction. Davis was mad about this at the time, saying that he had never had an issue with staying out late, never missed a game or a workout and that such claims were unfair and didn’t make sense.

He’s still not happy about it, telling Andy Martino that it still leaves a “dirty taste” in his mouth:

“That’s really the only thing that I still have a dirty taste in my mouth about. Because everything else, you could see it in numbers. What, am I going to argue? I didn’t play well. But as far as calling me out for drinking problems, and being a bad influence — that was a joke. It’s ridiculous. But you can use it as a learning experience: You can’t trust people.”

He says the perception followed him to Pittsburgh where Clint Hurdle asked him about it and told him that the Pirates were concerned. His new manager, Bob Melvin, says he has no concerns, however, so it appears that whatever effects that Mets’ official’s comments had have faded away.

Brewers sign Freddy Peralta to a multi-year deal

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a five-year $15.5 million deal with pitcher Freddy Peralta. There are two club options as well, which would nearly double the overall value of the contract if exercised.

Peralta, who turns 24 in June, has amazing stuff. He has struggled so far, having posted a 4.79 ERA in 163.1 major league innings across two seasons, but people who follow him closely believe that he’s primed for a breakthrough. For now he’s a reliever — he’ll likely be a multi-inning fireman for the 2020 season — but he has was mostly a starter in his rookie year before assuming swingman duties last season. He could become one again if things break right in his development. Sort of a Brandon Woodruff track.

If that happens the Brewers will, quite obviously, have a bargain on their hands. If not, at least Peralta has some security on his.