Ike Davis 1B PIT 3 Months

Ike Davis finished 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored Saturday in his Pirates debut.

Davis doubled in his first at-bat, walked in his second at-bat, and singled in his third at-bat. He's expected to start versus right-handers and seems poised to hit near the middle of the Pirates' batting order, making him a worthwhile add in most mixed fantasy leagues. Davis tallied 32 home runs and 90 RBI in 2012 with the Mets.

Ike Davis 1B PIT 3 Months

Ike Davis is in the lineup and batting sixth for his Pirates debut on Saturday.

Davis, who was acquired from the Mets on Friday, is expected to provide much needed power and run production in the middle of the Pirates lineup. If he's available in any fantasy leagues, he's certainly worth the gamble now that his outlook for everyday at-bats has improved.

Ike Davis 1B PIT 3 Months

Pirates acquired 1B Ike Davis from the Mets in exchange for RHP Zachary Thornton and a player to be named.

The 27-year-old slugger has fallen off after a breakthrough 2012 campaign where he smashed 32 homers and drove home 90 runs. The change of scenery, and the likelihood that he receives everyday at-bats, should be a tremendous boost to his fantasy value affords him the chance to get his career back on track.

Ike Davis 1B PIT 3 Months

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Pirates and Mets have come to an agreement on a deal that would send Ike Davis to the Pirates.

No word yet on the terms of the deal or the other players involved. Davis should be in line for regular playing time in Pittsburgh, which would be a nice boost to his fantasy value. Similarly, Lucas Duda no longer has to fight for at-bats at first base with the Mets, and should see his value soar as well.

Ike Davis 1B PIT 4 Months

Ike Davis will start at first base in Thursday's game against the Braves.

First base has been a position of constant change for the Mets in the first few weeks of the season, with manager Terry Collins moving between Davis, Lucas Duda and Josh Satin. Duda seemed to be handed an extended audition last week, but he went 2-for-13 in the days after and is back to being a part-time player. The position is wide open and begging for one of the three to run away with the job.

Ike Davis 1B PIT 4 Months

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets "still see trading Ike Davis as the likely endgame."

However, Martino notes that, as was the case over the offseason, the club is "still looking for something decent" in return. The Mets have decided to give Lucas Duda a long look at first base, so trading Davis is the most logical step at this point. He's making $3.5 million this season and is under team control through 2016. The Pirates, Brewers and Orioles were among the teams interested in Davis over the winter.

Ike Davis 1B PIT 4 Months

Mets manager Terry Collins said Thursday that beginning Friday, he plans to pick one first baseman and stick with him for a little while.

It's the right idea, as it will be hard for anyone to distinguish themselves with Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, and Josh Satin all sharing playing time right now. Collins didn't say who he was leaning towards, but we'd give Davis the early edge. Satin should still see at-bats, but the Mets aren't slated to face any left-handed starters for a few days. It's a good time to make a decision.

Ike Davis 1B PIT 4 Months

Ike Davis is starting at first base for the Mets in Monday's season-opener against the Nationals.

Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters that Josh Satin will start the club's second regular-season game against Nats left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Lucas Duda will likely start the Mets' third regular-season game. It's a position to avoid in all fantasy leagues.

Ike Davis 1B PIT 4 Months

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson confirmed Tuesday that both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda will make the Opening Day roster.

There was some speculation that the loser of the first base battle would begin the season in the minors, but it appears that the competition will continue into the regular season. The Mets will need a DH for a road interleague series against the Angels in early April, so it makes sense to keep both players around. We'd still give Davis the edge for now. Either way, Josh Satin should still get plenty of at-bats at first base against left-handers.

Ike Davis 1B PIT 4 Months

Ike Davis homered off Marlins closer Steve Cishek and walked in Saturday's win.

It doesn't look like Davis will simply back into the Mets' first base job; he's 4-for-6 with three extra-base hits and two walks the last two days. He just returned Thursday after missing nearly three weeks with a calf strain.