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Brewers, Rays and Pirates in the mix to acquire Ike Davis

Dec 11, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT

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The Mariners took two first baseman off the board earlier today by agreeing to a deal with Corey Hart and acquiring Logan Morrison from the Marlins. Could Mets’ first baseman Ike Davis be the next domino to fall?

While nothing appears to be imminent, Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio reports that the Brewers, Rays, and Pirates are all in the mix to acquire Davis. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York had a similar report earlier this afternoon. The Mets are said to be seeking a pitching prospect in return, with multiple reports stating that the Brewers turned down a swap involving right-hander Tyler Thornburg. It’s worth noting that the Brewers, Rays and Pirates have all been mentioned as possible landing spots for free agent first baseman James Loney, so something will have to give soon.

The Mets appear ready to turn the page on Davis after he batted just .205/.326/.334 with nine home runs and 33 RBI over 103 games this past season. MLB Trade Rumors projects him to make $3.5 million in arbitration, so clearing his salary could allow the Mets to make other moves. Lucas Duda is expected to take over full-time at first base in 2014.

  1. uwsptke - Dec 11, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Just sign Loney, Doug. You don’t have any pitching prospects to spare. Shipping off Thornburg would have been asinine.

  2. dirtydavid4 - Dec 11, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Ike Davis will get traded to the Pirates there the only team crazy enough to give the Mets a quality Prospect in return for a guy who couldn’t even stay up in New York all year. The other aspect to this that Nutting will love he comes cheap at 3.5 million instead of paying and getting Corey Hart or James Loney.

  3. glennsyank13 - Dec 11, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Doug Melvin has already shown he has little grasp on reality and the current state of team affairs by signing Loshe and losing the draft pick last year. Don’t put it past him to send some halfway decent young players for this washed up turd.

  4. NatsLady - Dec 11, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    So, I am listening to Doug Melvin on MLB right now. He is the only one I’ve seen so far who is IN FAVOR of catcher collisions. Not making a good impression on me. Got a major mustache, though.

  5. aphillieated - Dec 11, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Jones > Davis

    • nymets4ever - Dec 11, 2013 at 8:54 PM

      Call back when Garrett Jones ever hits 30+ bombs in a season. Reality check, Ike Davis still has major value…

      • aphillieated - Dec 11, 2013 at 9:29 PM

        That year when Davis hit 32 bombs he hit .221 with 141 strikeouts and His OBP was .308.

        Jones hit 27 bombs in 2012 while batting .271 with just 103 strikeouts,

        Just 5 bombs less than Davis. And Davis played more games (156) and Jones (145).

      • dondada10 - Dec 11, 2013 at 10:09 PM

        PNC Park ≠ Citi Field

  6. President Charles Logan - Dec 11, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    l The Mets arent getting much for what is really nothing more then an glorified AAA player in Ike Davis

  7. dirtydavid4 - Dec 11, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    nymetsforever if ike Davis was still hitting 30 plus homers a year the mets wouldn’t be looking to trade him and if he was still putting up those big numbers his arbitration number wouldn’t be 3.5 million

  8. President Charles Logan - Dec 11, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Whats that say on the front of Ike’s jersey in this picture? Lost Mets? or Loss Mets? , either way .. it fits

    • nymets4ever - Dec 11, 2013 at 10:18 PM

      We get it dude, you despise the Mets and make sure everyone knows it with every post. Your whole act is getting pretty tired and stale tbh…almost as much as your dated, tasteless username based on a peripheral character from a hilariously-cheesy Fox drama designed by and for the lowest common denominator. Haha

      • President Charles Logan - Dec 12, 2013 at 2:09 AM

        you sound mad lol , cant blame ya

      • President Charles Logan - Dec 12, 2013 at 2:10 AM

        kind of hard to hate a team that’s irrelevant

  9. hittfamily - Dec 12, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    As bad as Davis is, I don’t view 3.5 mil as a bargain. I might give up AAA organizational depth , but nobody on the 40 man roster, and I don’t even know if I make that deal. His slugging percentage last year was only 15 points higher than Delmon Young’s career on base percentage, and Delmon Young sucks at getting on base.

    After typing that, I’ve talked myself out of it. I would not trade for Davis.

  10. roanboon - Dec 12, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    The infamous “Doug Melvin put.” A term used to describe the false belief that baseball fans will forgive a batting average below .240 if the player hits 13 or more homers in a season.

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