Ike Davis 16 (Baron)

Brewers and Rays possible landing spot for Davis, Duda

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).

There are four teams engaged in talks with the Mets about Davis (Carig, Dec. 9), including the Brewers and Rays (Martino, Dec. 9). 

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 (ShermanPumaMartino, 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.

178 comments
Joe De Sr.
Joe De Sr.

49ers,please keep Ike! He is due for a career year!! Granderson, Wright and Ike! Bombs Away!!!!!

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

i am not against Eric playing second or Tejada or Flores at second but then move Murphy to first because i am a realist i think they will trade Ike and i rather have Murphy at first then have Duda at first. I would trade both Ike and Duda then. I rather keep Ike but i do not think that will end up happening. 

Philip Kossoy
Philip Kossoy

Philip Kossoy here...Looks like we're finally going to say goodbye to either Davis or Dudda.  Hopefully we get more than a bag of balls back for one of them!  LOL  So is it Milwaukee or is it Tampa Bay?  We shall see!

gothamsane
gothamsane

Seattle's quest for David Price may need a 3rd team. Nick Franklin interest you?

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

So I've seen lots of speculation about Mil being interested in Ike but never any mention of what the Mets would get in return. Gallardo? Gorzelanny? Estrada?

gothamsane
gothamsane

What does Baron and Cerone think about Joyce? What are his scouting reports?

rubiconx0
rubiconx0

we are going to be stuck with this albatross at 1b again this season, just watch!

LifelongMets
LifelongMets

I don't understand why the Orioles would want Ike Davis in the first place if they have Chris Davis mashing at first.

sylow59
sylow59

So the three best case scenarios are distant, lukewarm, and the Brewers - who are trying to re-sivn Hart. I don't think we're getting Price or Franklin. Well, maybe one Benjamin Franklin.

fourwedges
fourwedges

The need to 'tweet' anything just to be relevant, is creating so much garbage info.

These blogger types hear one remark while standing at a urinal and they put it out there! 

Zach Ripple
Zach Ripple

I'm really afraid the Mets are making a mistake by trading Davis. In the second half last year after returning from the minors, he slashed .286/.449/.505 in 138 PAs and 105 ABs. I really, really hope they keep Davis... especially since they're unlikely to get much of a return (Matt Joyce is nothing). Come on Sandy... don't make the mistake the Rangers did...

Max Denby
Max Denby

God this team would be better with Reyes. What morons for not making him an offer. Hmmmmmm. We need a lead off hitter with speed and a shortstop... Where does one find those? Oh yeah! We had that exact player! And didn't make him an offer.

Merrill Needham
Merrill Needham

Ok, here goes: sign Drew, sign Johan, keep Davis and Murph. Trade Duda,Tejada and Flores for bullpen arms.

Rotation would be Neise,Wheeler,Gee, Mejia and Santana. Keep Thor and Montero down unless someone gets hurt.

Batting order would be :

1. Drew-ss

2. Murph-2b

3. Wright-3b

4.Grandy-rf

5. C. Young-lf

6. Davis-1b

7. Lagares-cf

8. D'arnaut-c

Or:

1.EY- lf

2. Murph

3. Wright

4. Grandy

5.drew

6.davis

7. Lagares

8. Darnaut

William Bonilla
William Bonilla

I understand getting rid of ike makes a lot of sense but unless Sandy thinks this team is going to make the playoffs which is highly unlikely (even finishing at .500 would be a miracle) why not take at least one last shot with ike....can his value get much lower?....it could definetly go up though. As for Duda he is a waste of a roster spot...what you see is what you get from Duda

supert
supert

The Brewers still being interested in Ike Davis after they dealt Aoki just shows the rumor the Mets wouldn't deal Ike for Aoki because the Brewers asked the Mets to pay the difference between the two players salaries, seem to be more than just a rumor.

drmetfan
drmetfan

The Mets misread the price of the FA class and now it is begining to look like they also misread other teams interest in trading for Davis, Duda and Murphy. I would not be shocked if we get next to nothing for these guys if anything at all.

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

I'm all for trading Ike, but I hope they don't rush to make a deal just for Ike. Ike could be part of a package to bring back the power bat we still need (more than anything else, IMO).

Marcus Jensen
Marcus Jensen

Davis for Caleb Gindl or Davis for Brandon Kintzler is the only thing that makes sense. I doubt Brewers do either trade though.

jsecurity
jsecurity

Dump Ike. Two years = 2 strikes. Keep Murph. Not going to replace his bat in any trade.

metlady
metlady

Matt Joyce= Ike Davis... Right down to the incredibly exasperating never-ending season killing SLUMPS! Don't do this trade, and while you're at it, KEEP MURPH. He is more than serviceable. Trade BOTH IKE & DUDA.

trevordunn
trevordunn

Duda is a piece of garbage. It shows how clueless sandy is that he thinks Duda can play..with EY at 2nd base and Tejada at SS. What a joke..100 losses

Jon Pace
Jon Pace

If I had to take a guess with what the Mets are going to attempt to do I am thinking this... right now. I think that the Mets look at the Rays at potential trade partners but not for Ike Davis for Daniel Murphy. Murphy can become their left hand hitting 1B or DH and probably rake down their. I think the Mets are targeting not one of the Rays SS but in fact a starter like Jeremy Hellickson with whom I think the Rays would be willing to trade 1) Because they have several Major League ready pitchers with the upside of Hellickson. 2) They can STILL replace Hellickson with another arm - and bat for that matter - in their eventual David Price trade. 


For the Mets adding Hellickson to the rotation does a couple of things. It gives them a young, high upside Major League pitcher who is cheap and can POTENTIALLY replace Matt Harvey's 2014 high quality innings. It ALSO enables them to package Rafael Montero with Ike Davis to acquire the SS or for that matter a 2B. It also enables the Mets to dream of a 2015 rotation that could include Harvey/Wheeler/Syndergaard/Niese/Hellickson with the Mets trading Dillon Gee next offseason if he can pitch like he did this year. Perhaps more things are being developed, but I can see that happening. Essentially the surprise factor isn't ultimately trading for a short stop, it is trading a bat for a starting pitcher with upside to already strengthen a strong part of the team.

Michael Milne
Michael Milne

Why does it feel like if the mets do trade Ike that he is going to hit well with his new team and Duda will be avg. at best again if he is indeed the mets 1b in 14'. I still think they should trade Duda more so than Ike, not sure if it just that I have lost all faith in the mets or what but the trading of Ike right now just feels like the wrong move (unless they get something substantial back in return and are not just looking to dump his salary). 

Francesco Monastra
Francesco Monastra

i don't think Brewers are a suitor for Ike

they want to bring back Cory Hart, think they will end up doing so

Mark
Mark

Will be the biggest mistake they make.  Wrong guy to move and everyone in the industry has said so.  Ike has the power pedigree and just needs to be helped to work throgh his mechanical issues (hence why he should have played winter ball or they should have invested in extra coaching this winter instead of "nutritional camp" for bums).  Lucas is a reflection of this front office...soft, regular, and short sited, with no "it" factor for NY.   They will regret this move like they are currently regreting Jose.

Joe De Sr.
Joe De Sr.

If Ike is worth a bg of ball U won't be worth the :;($@ bag ! Loser

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

if then i also want a pitcher from the pen . i do not know Seattles bullpen or starters after the top two. I think Texas will end up with Price. I think they still are willing to give up what it takes to get him .

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

i like to trade Ike, Lagares, de Groom for Carlos Gomez.

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

the pitcher they got last year in free agentcy who use to pitch for St Louis and the Twins.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@LifelongMets They'd DH 1 most likely Chris or alternate. Plus I don't think if they know if they'll be able to afford to keep Chris Davis longterm who I believe will be a FA in the not too distant future. So if Ike returns to form in that HR friendly park plus others in the AL East and otherwise maybe they can trade Chris for a nice haul.

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@LifelongMets maybe shift one to DH? considering ike has hit a bunch of HR b4, and that you can bunt the ball out of camden yard maybe they think he can hit 35 + there. just guessing. rotochamp has an uninspiring Danny Valencia logged in as DH for them as it stands. 

rubiconx0
rubiconx0

Davis is a whiny pouty bum, he needs to go!

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@Zach Ripple joyce would be nothing, except that chris young is the guy there now making a joyce addition much more valuable imo. besides ike is fragile minded, after all this trade talk do not expect him to come into the season a confident athlete. ike may just actually do very well somewhere else. but here i think he is done. 

dumdeeduda
dumdeeduda

More likely that they think Smith is a better return. Also, he is.

mrdickey
mrdickey

I am hoping that these clubs are as delusional as some of our fellow fans who think Ike is going to miraculously turn it around and pop 40 home runs next season. I really hope the GMs bet on his power potential and forget how putrid he has been aside from 2 months in 2012.

mrdickey
mrdickey

The stars need to align for him to make contact. When he came back from the minors last year, he was afraid to let it rip. He walked a lot, but did little other than that. Lots of guys have enormous power but can't put it all together.


Fans need to stop worrying about what Ike might do if the Mets trade him. He's not doing anything while he's on the Mets. Don't worry about him being the next Chris Davis either. I don't see it happening. Everyone is going to feel much better not seeing Ike's pouty face at home plate next year, trust me.

Marcus Jensen
Marcus Jensen

@kenmetskni Where would we play that power bat? It'd have to be an OF and we'd have to bench Lagares. Truth is, Sandy is done adding offense. Looking to pitching.

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

I don't like Duda as a ball player, but "piece of garbage"? Do you know the guy? Did he kill your dog? How do you call another person garbage when you don't know him?

Mark
Mark

@trevordunn Exactly defensively, if you don't move Murph, the right side will be a disaster.  They need to get a clue and scrap this "high on base" verbage.  Duda's high OBP has driven in how many runs??  Hit how many home runs???

mrdickey
mrdickey

It's amazing after how horrible Ike Davis has been for the better part of 2 seasons, people keep talking about his power pedigree. Who cares? He needs to learn how to make contact. He needs to learn how not to slump the 1st 3 months of the season and not put the offense in a hole every night.


I just want Ike gone and I'm not going to have seller's remorse if the Mets do trade him and he goes somewhere else to get better. The thing is, he's not going to get better while on the Mets. It's a combination of his attitude, the pressure of  New York, and the incompetence of the coaching staff developing him as a hitter. Ike has regressed big time and he needs a better environment to get himself right. Still not convinced he will ever get right anyway. Good riddance.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Ron Davis Kyle Lohse? I think he makes too much money for the Mets plus he's signed for 2 more years and Mets want to add a SP for only 1 year as to not block Montero and Syndergaard next season with Harvey coming back.

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

i believe the Brewers rather bring back Hart then trade for Ike .

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

1B. My dream is Encarnacion. Ike, Murphy, Gee (or Montero) for Encarnacion. Regardless, I don't believe Ike or Duda are the power bat that a 1B is supposed to be. We haven't had a slugger at 1B since Delgado. Kendrys Morales is a FA as well. Honestly, if EY is going to move to 2B, and no trades were made, I'd rather see Murphy at 1B than Davis or Duda. I don't want Lagares to be benched. I love his D and the way he carries himself. I think Lagares will develop into a solid offensive player.