Ike Davis again struggling out of the gate

Updated: April 26, 2013, 12:23 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
Judging by my Twitter feed, it sure seems like a whole lotta people are interested in what New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis does on a daily basis, desperately seeking signs on whether to be patient with him or simply cut him loose. When Davis homered Thursday night, a steady stream of comments flowed in the immediate aftermath, many asking whether this is the start of something big. On Wednesday, when Davis singled in four at-bats but struck out twice, raising his batting average to .169, the theme was about dropping him for the likes of Yuniesky Betancourt and James Loney, which is telling for someone that ripped 32 home runs a year ago. Davis is clearly a polarizing fantasy option.