Mets Must Now Bench J.D. Davis After His Big Game

In San Francisco, J.D. Davis had his best game of the season. He was 4-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI. Obviously, after a big breakout game like that the New York Mets have little other choice than to bench Davis.

Sounds dumb? Well, sure, but that is what Buck Showalter has been doing all season.

This is really how the Mets have handled Dominic Smith all-season. There is a clear pattern which has emerged where Smith has been benched immediately after he has had a multi-hit game: That includes the time where Smith had a four hit game like Davis just had.

It’s not just Smith. Luis Guillorme can’t seem to gain traction as an everyday player despite doing everything possible to prove he belongs. Case-in-point, Guillorme was actually sat in favor of Davis for the series opener against the Giants despite Guillorme being the Mets best player of late.

Guillorme has a current streak where he has reached safely in eight straight games. Over that stretch, he is batting .480/.500/.520 with a double, RBI, walk, and just three strikeouts. He’s also been playing absolutely stellar defense.

Go deeper, Guillorme has a 0.7 WAR so far this season. That puts him well ahead of Davis and Smith, each of whom have a negative WAR. As an aside, it also puts him ahead of Eduardo Escobar, who has had a miserable May.

The overriding point here is Guillorme has been playing extremely well. Over the past two weeks, he’s absolutely been one of the Mets best players. Despite that, he was sat against the Giants to permit Davis to get into the lineup. To his credit, Davis stepped up with a big game at the plate.

However, with the way Showalter has run things this year, that means Davis should go to the bench. Guillorme was on the bench to permit Davis to start, and everytime Smith has a multi-hit game, he goes right to the bench.

Starting Davis sends a very clear message the Mets are not invested in either Davis or Guillorme. Instead, it’s just a ruse when they are really only invested in Davis’ success. In reality, no other conclusion can be drawn if Davis plays while Guillorme and Smith sit.

18 Replies to “Mets Must Now Bench J.D. Davis After His Big Game”

  1. David Klein says:

    Lol idiot

    1. metsdaddy says:

      It’s important you laugh at yourself.

      Congrats on taking that first step

    2. metsdaddy says:

      This is your last warning.

      You’re welcome to go the way Oldbackstop did on two sites

    3. metsdaddy says:

      Post it again, and you’re banned

  2. metsdaddy says:

    Last warning

  3. David Klein says:

    Haha hits too close to home?

    1. metsdaddy says:

      It’s a lie, and you know it.

      It’s just part of the lame trolling attempts where you come here to say something stupid to rush to the MMO boards to seek validation from the minority of people there who aren’t fans.

  4. David Klein says:

    Jd is a racist for thinking Lindor the richest player on the team could afford to get Shakira to sing for Buck! I thought your articles were crazy but your tweets are somehow worse!

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Never called JD a racist, and I’m happy you’re unable to decipher between what was clearly a joke and what is fact

  5. David Klein says:

    As crazed as you are doubt you were joking.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      It doesn’t fit your narrative

  6. David Klein says:

    Twitter is a cesspool where the worst people on earth congregate glad I quit seven years ago.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Best decision you ever made

  7. David Klein says:

    You should do the same not surprised you love a hellsite like twitter.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      It’s been much better since you left

  8. David Klein says:

    Dom killing it again!!

    1. metsdaddy says:

      He was 2-5, so, yes

  9. David Klein says:

    Ball hits off Nimmo’s shin harder than off Dom’s bat.

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