The Brewers intend to move quickly to get a first baseman (Haudricourt, Dec. 12), and they have interest in Ike Davis, as do the Rays (Martino, Dec. 11).
This morning, in the lobby while leaving the Winter Meetings, Mets GM Sandy Alderson and Brewers GM Doug Melvin were seen talking (Rubin, Dec. 12), leading to speculation that they were discussing Davis (Cotillo, Dec. 12).
The Brewers and Rays are also reportedly interested free-agent 1B James Loney and the one who doesn’t get him will probably end up acquiring Davis (Rubin, Dec. 11). The Pirates are less interested in Davis, though they are pursuing Loney (Rubin, Dec. 11).
Also on Wednesday, the Mariners acquired 1B Corey Hart and 1B Logan Morrison, which led to speculation they could push to move 1B Justin Smoak (Sherman, Dec. 11), which would could further complicate the market for Davis.