The Brewers will sign Mark Reynolds, and will likely play him at first base. It will be a minor-league deal, but Reynolds is pretty much on the 25-man roster (Hardicourt).
The Brewers were looking for a new first baseman all winter, according to their GM Doug Melvin (Haudricourt, Jan. 11) and Melvin said he had been talking with the Mets about Davis, but the two sides never saw eye-to-eye on a deal (MLB.com, Jan. 7).
Matthew Cerrone, Lead WriterThe way I understand Ike’s market, from people familiar with the situation, it’s likely to remain cool until Spring Training. Teams now know how much Davis will be making in 2014 ($3.5 million), and there’s no telling what injuries occur or things pop up to change the market.
Also, I think teams know the Mets could realistically end up cutting Davis before the start of the season.