NEW YORK (WFAN) — It’s been a dreadful season for Mets first baseman Ike Davis.
And after being sent down by general manager Sandy Alderson, the slugger find himself under the tutelage of Wally Backman, the former Met and current manager of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s.
With Davis now on the West Coast, how is Backman planning to get the 26-year-old back on track?
“A lot of extra work,” Backman told WFAN host Mike Francesa on Tuesday. “We’ve watched tons and tons of video when he first went to the big leagues, when he had a lot of success. We’re going to take it slow, do one thing at a time, and I really believe with the people that are involved in this now … I really believe that we can get this kid right … We’ll have quite a few eyes on him and just take it one step at a time.”
Backman met with Davis at 1 p.m. on Tuesday to discuss the approach going forward, and Backman is very optimistic that Davis will turn his season — and career — around in the Pacific Coast League.