Trust me, by early June, Ike won't be hitting .123 this time around.
Ike's value is more similar to many other 1st baseman unlike Span or Revere.
There are a lot of 1st baseman with Ike's strengths and specific peripherals that make him valuable. That's not the casewith Span or Revere.
I love Ike but I wouldn't expect his traditionals like BA to be any better than .250 next year.
His glove also regressed last year.
Saying that, no I wouldn't expect him to hit .158 into June next year so of course he should be better in 2013.
Really though. People think that Revere is better than Ike.
You are overrating Revere lol
Thats the problem.
If Ike is more consistent next year with similar power of course he is the better player.
Ike has to be more like the second half Ike over the whole year, that's tough to do over a whole season with Ike's specific offensive skillset.
He still doesn't hit lefties, strikes out too much, is very streaku, and again hasn't taken that next step yet.
Saying that, he certainly could next year.
The valley fever certainly played a part in his slow start last year but how much we will find out next year.
So are we ignoring stats now? Revere has -4 DRS in over 1100 innings in the big leagues and 9 UZR/150 in his career in CF. So overall he's an average/slightly above average defensive CF with good range but an atrocious arm.
Add that with his pretty bad offense and you have an average player. The Twins sold high on two overrated former 1st round picks. Solid players, but not players I'd trade significant pieces for unless I'm desperate.
Revere is not better than Ike Davis. Lets be real here. We trade Ike for Revere straight up and we'll suck way more.