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Mets Predictions: J.D. Davis should and will have a long career in NYC

JUPITER, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 22: J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets looks on against the St. Louis Cardinals during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium on February 22, 2020 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
JUPITER, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 22: J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets looks on against the St. Louis Cardinals during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium on February 22, 2020 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 27: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets in action against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on September 27, 2019 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Braves 4-2.(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

We look toward the future and try to predict what’s in store for J.D. Davis and his future with the New York Mets.

J.D. Davis is one of the more fascinating members of the 2019 New York Mets because of where he came from. Like a Randy Orton RKO, he seemed to appear from nowhere.

When the season began, Davis looked like a depth piece we might see get some midseason action with the club if needed. He ended up making the roster out of camp and stayed with the Mets throughout the 2019 season. Although it took until the summer months for him to get significant playing time, Davis wasted little time in becoming a fan-favorite.

Moving forward with the club, the Mets will have a lot of decisions to make about Davis. Was his 2019 season a fluke? Where will they play him? How often will he get a chance to hit dingers?

I’ll try to provide some predictions to all of these questions and more as we gaze into the future. What does it hold for Davis?

Brodie Van Wagenen believes in J.D. Davis during his tenure

Brodie Van Wagenen brought Davis to town and if he has a chance, I think he’d like to keep him in New York.

The difficulty here could be BVW’s own job security. Once the Wilpons are out as the owners, there’s no telling how long Van Wagenen could stay as the general manager.

I don’t foresee an extension for Davis just yet. There are more pressing needs for the Mets with other players prepared to reach the free agent pool much sooner. Marcus Stroman, Noah Syndergaard, and Michael Conforto are three of the biggest. Ahead of him on the list of potential early extensions, we also find players like Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil.

Regardless of where he sits on this hypothetical list, I cannot imagine Van Wagenen trading one of his best acquisitions.

A permanent stay by the DH in the NL should aid in this prediction. And that leads us into my next prediction, where does Davis play?

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