The Brewers are working to get a deal done with free-agent 1B Corey Hart (Haudricourt, Dec. 10), who has a one-year offer from Milwaukee (McCalvy, Dec. 11). The Mariners are also in on Hart, and he will choose between the two (Nightengale, Dec. 11).
12:42 pm: The Mets are firmly asking the Brewers for RHP Tyler Thornburg in a deal for Davis (McCalvy, Dec. 11).
12:16 pm: The Mets are trying to leave the Winter Meetings without Ike Davis, ‘one way or another,’ according to friends of MetsBlog in Orlando (Cerrone, Dec. 11).
12:15 pm: There are more teams interested in Marlins 1B Logan Morrison than Davis, according to people with knowledge of the market (Cerrone, Dec. 11).
12:11 pm: The Rays and Brewers have done a lot of background work on Davis, they’re still interested, but also still waiting to see what happens with Hart (Martino, Dec. 11).
11:20 am: There is no guarantee Hart returns to the Brewers, a person briefed on the situation said (Sherman, Dec. 11).
11:00 am: The Rays are definitely still interested in Davis, as are the Brewers and maybe two other teams (Sherman, Dec. 11).
10:40 am: Multiple teams are showing interest in Hart, who still has a strong relationship with the Brewers (Heyman, Dec. 11).
10:00 am: ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin feels the Brewers are more likely to acquire Marlins 1B Logan Morrison than Davis, in the event they move on from Hart (Twitter, Dec. 11).
9:45 am: The Brewers are still waiting on a response from Hart (Heyman, Dec. 11).
The Mets have continued to talk with teams about Davis, who has reportedly drawn interest from the Rays, Astros, Orioles, and Brewers, among other teams…
In talks for Davis, the Mets asked the Brewers for young, controllable pitching, such as prospect Tyler Thornburg (Duquette, Dec. 10).
The Rays like Davis (Martino, Dec. 9) as well, but may not be their first choice (Rubin, Dec. 10). They are also interested in Marlins 1B Logan Morrison (Heyman, Dec. 9) and Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland (Martino, Nov. 26). Nevertheless, the Mets and Rays continued talking Tuesday (Puma, Dec. 10).
It was reported last month that Tampa will consider swapping Davis for OF Matt Joyce (Topkin, Nov. 27).