Ike Davis may not be coming off of a great season, but his 2012 struggles are not worrying Mets GM Sandy Alderson, who told Mike Vaccaro and Mark Hale of the New York Post that he would like to sign Davis to a deal that would cover his three remaining arbitration-eligible seasons.
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Hale and Vaccaro point out that previous Mets front offices have been aggressive about making such deals and they have been rewarded for that approach. Both David Wright and Jose Reyes signed extensions earlier in their careers and the value of their performances far surpassed the modest pay raises they received. Alderson himself gave pitcher Jon Niese a five year/$25M deal buying out his arbitration seasons and two free agent years.