Marlins Rumors: Ike Davis an option for the Miami?
By Ehsan Kassim
As we have noted many times here on Marlin Maniac, the Miami Marlins are ready to move on from first baseman Garrett Jones after his abysmal 2014 season. Even with a $5 million contract for the upcoming season, the Marlins will look for an alternative option at first next season.
Another name reportedly on the Marlins radar is former Met and current Pirate Ike Davis. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News believes the Marlins could be interested in adding another Pirate first baseman:
"It won’t be as high-profile as last winter, but former Met Ike Davis could be once again looking for another team this offseason. Davis batted .235 with 10 homers for the Pirates this year, and there is a strong chance that the team will move Pedro Alvarez to first.If Davis is once again seeking work, the Marlins are one possibility. The team has Garrett Jones, but at least some in the organization are open to change, and like Davis, sources say."
The Marlins are very familiar with Davis, as he was a division rival playing with the New York Mets to start his career. Davis posted a .233/.344/.378 slash line with 10 home runs. Davis is no wizard with his glove at first, like Jones, and doesn’t provide much on offense.
Going from Jones to Davis would not provide any real upgrade for the ballclub at the position. Personally, I’d rather see the Marlins give Justin Bour an opportunity rather than pursue Davis.