When the Pirates acquired Ike back in April, the Pittsburgh fan base was extremely excited and even gave him a standing ovation during his first at bat in PNC Park (very classy). He hasn't lived up to his breakout 2012 season when he clubbed over 30 Homeruns, but there is no denying his true power. It's going to be an interesting offseason this year with the emergence of Josh Harrison battling for a batting title (and his natural position being 3B), Pedro Alvarez having injury issues and no idea where he is throwing the ball from 3B, and a platoon at 1B that is due to get a raise in arbitration for substandard numbers.
Given the true choice between Ike and Pedro at 1B I would rather stick with Ike. He's not afraid to walk and I believe he plays a better 1B.