Let Other Fantasy Baseball Owners Take Chances On September Call-UpsEvery September, MLB rosters expand so minor-league players with potential can get a cup of coffee with the big-league team. No matter what the hype, avoid relying on these September call-ups to help your fantasy baseball team. Stick to the veteran players you know well and let the other owners in your league gamble on the rookies. You won't regret it when the season ends with your team in first place. The other owners will be shaking their heads with regret for letting hype rule their decision-making processes.
WATCH: Former Mets Slugger Ike Davis Pitches Perfect Inning For A'sThe Oakland Athletics' most effective pitcher against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night was first baseman Ike Davis.
Pirates Designate Former Met Ike Davis For AssignmentDavis hit .235 with 10 homers and 46 RBIs in 131 games with Pittsburgh after he was acquired in an April trade from the Mets.
Alvarez Goes Deep, Pirates Sink Colon, Mets 5-2 Pedro Alvarez homered and drove in three runs and Edinson Volquez pitched six shutout innings Sunday to propel the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 victory over the New York Mets.
Schwei’s Mets Notes: Dillon Gee Still Unbeaten In Rubber Games & MoreAccording to the Elias Sports Bureau, Gee is now 4-0 with a 3.61 earned run average in nine career starts in rubber games.
Schwei's Mets Notebook: Grandy's Struggles, Ike's Legacy And Home WoesOnly 23 homegrown Mets played in more career games for the club than Davis, who appeared in 433 games at first base for the Mets, the fifth-most in club history.
Kallet: Goodbye And Good Luck, Ike — It Was Time For You To Go I don't want to hear about upside, the fact that Ike Davis was once a top prospect who had brief success at the major league level. He had over four years to cement himself within this organization, and he never did.
Mets Trade Ike Davis To Pirates In Exchange For Minor League Reliever, Unnamed PlayerThe trade involves minor league right-hand reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named. So far this season, Ike is 5-for-24 with only one home run – although that homer was a walk-off grand slam,
Schwei: Ike's Walk-Off Slam, Valverde's 1st Save And More Mets NotesThe New York Mets bounced back after being swept by the Washington Nationals to take two of three from the Cincinnati Reds on their first homestand of the season.
Duda To Get First Full-Time Shot To Be Mets' Starting First BasemanTheir spring training showdown never materialized, but now, just three games into the season, the Mets apparently have their minds made up on a starting first baseman.
Eric Young Gets 3 Hits In Florida Finale; Mets Shuffle Off To MontrealJordan Zimmermann allowed four hits in five scoreless innings and also had a RBI infield single, helping the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 4-0 Thursday in the final Florida spring training game for both teams.
Season Preview: With New Faces, Mets Aiming To End 5-Year Losing StreakFive straight losing seasons. That's what the New York Mets have produced since moving into Citi Field. David Wright, for one, is tired of it.