Lind continued to disappoint last season, culminating with his demotion to AAA. It got worse for Lind as he was actually removed from the 40 man roster for a brief time. After he passed through waivers, he was sent outright to the minors, something that had to be considered a low point in his career. But, Lind made the most of it, hitting .404, 9, 30 in 35 games split between AA New Hampshire and AAA Las Vegas. He has comeback this season and is hitting .342, 8, 25 in 57 games with 14 2Bs. His power is down a little bit, but he currently has a OBP of .408 and is slugging .545 for a .954 OPS. His OPS in the 2009 season was .932.
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis has recently been sent down to AAA Las Vegas. Lind's comeback should inspire Davis as he looks to get himself back. At least Ike is still on the 40 man roster. If Lind can get himself back into the game like he has, Ike should feel like it is possible for him as well. Unfortunately, Lind's numbers never dipped to where Ike was at when he was sent down. Ike came on as a rookie in 2010 and hit .264, 19, 71 and was hitting over .300 with a .925 OPS when he season ended prematurely in 2011. Of course, he got off to an equally bad start last season and finished off with a .227, 32, 90 season. At the time of his demotion, Ike was hitting just .161 with a hideous .500 OPS.
Things have moved slowly since Ike has gone down to Las Vegas as he is hitting just .207. Hopefully he can take advantage of playing in a hitters park, like Lind was able to do last season. Lind was 28 when he was demoted and Ike is only 26. Lind's resurgence should be a model for Ike to follow and perhaps something he can relate to as he works on his approach. But then again, there is no guarantee Ike Davis can get himself back on track.
Thanks to a fake twitter account, both players were mentioned as being involved in the RA Dickey trade. A fake Mike Puma account had Dickey and Davis going to Toronto for Travis d'Arnaud, OF Anthony Gose and Lind. Amazing how Mets fans would probably do that trade in a heartbeat right now.