The Mets continue to talk with teams interested in trading for Ike Davis, Sandy Alderson told reporters Tuesday at Citi Field.
“We’re still talking with a number of teams,” he added. “I can’t say anything will happen.”
4:02 pm: The Pirates are interested in Davis and Mitch Moreland (Heyman).
According to Alderson, there are fewer teams interested today than at other points this winter, mostly because those teams may have secured an alternative and/or are no longer in the market for a first baseman.
The Astros, Brewers, and Pirates are all looking to acquire a first baseman (Rosenthal, Dec. 15), and they have all reportedly shown interest in Davis this winter. However, the Rangers are also shopping Moreland, the Blue Jays are shopping 1B Adam Lind, and the Mariners could look to move 1B Justin Smoak, leaving the market saturated with underachieving first basemen (Rosenthal, Dec. 15).