The Mets expect to step up their efforts to trade Ike Davis or Lucas Duda, according to a person with knowledge of the team’s thinking (Carig, Dec. 8). The Mets preference is to move Davis (Martino, Dec. 8).
According to major league sources, the Rays like Davis (Martino, Nov. 28) and will consider swapping him for OF Matt Joyce (Topkin, Nov. 27). Also, in Orlando on Monday, the Mets and Brewers met to discuss the two first baseman (McCalvy, Dec. 9).
There were conflicting reports about the Orioles, who may or may not be interested (Sherman, Puma, Martino, Dec. 9). Similarly, the Pirates do not see interested (Martino, Dec. 9), despite reportedly looking for a left-handed hitting first baseman to serve in a platoon.