Mets Links: Davis, Wheeler, Bargain Signings

It was on this day in 2004 that Tom Glavine threw a complete game one-hitter in a 4-0 Mets win over the Rockies, with Glavine losing his no-hit bid with two outs in the eighth inning.  Glavine's gem was one of several near-misses for the Mets in the franchise's record 8,019 games without a no-hitter before Johan Santana finally got it done on June 1 of last year.

Here's the latest from Flushing Meadows…

  • There are several reasons why the Mets haven't demoted Ike Davis just yet, writes Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.  The first baseman talked the club out of sending him to Triple-A this time last year and wound up turning things around, plus the Mets aren't certain that a trip to the minors will necessarily help Davis get on track.  There's also the matter of Sandy Alderson being out of town until Friday and the GM may want to be there in person to inform Davis of the decision.
  • Zack Wheeler is expected to make two or three more starts in the minors and then make his Mets debut between June 6-11, a team official tells Mike Puma of the New York Post.  Had Wheeler not recently missed a start due to a sore AC joint, the official says the right-hander might have already been called up.  Wheeler is one of the consensus top prospects in baseball, acquired by the Mets in exchange for Carlos Beltran in a July 2011 trade with the Giants.
  • Adam Rubin of wonders why the Mets haven't signed more "Moneyball" type free agents who can deliver production at $2-4MM per season.  Scott Hairston, Chris Capuano, Chris Young, and Scott Rice are examples of inexpensive players that have outperformed their salaries, but there have been far more misses under Alderson's watch.

MLBTR's Zach Links contributed to this post

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