This morning, in the lobby while leaving the Winter Meetings, Mets GM Sandy Alderson and Brewers GM Doug Melvin were seen talking (Rubin, Dec. 12), leading to speculation that they were discussing Davis (Cotillo, Dec. 12).
The Brewers and Rays are also reportedly interested free-agent 1B James Loney, who is reportedly seeking a three-year deal. The team that doesn’t get him will probably end up acquiring Davis (Rubin, Dec. 11). The Pirates are less interested in Davis, but they are also pursuing Loney (Rubin, Dec. 11).
In talks for Davis, the Mets asked the Brewers for RHP Tyler Thornburg (McCalvy, Dec. 11, Duquette, Dec. 10), but he is currently ticketed for Milwaukee’s fifth starter slot (Haudricourt, Dec. 12). The Rays may be willing to part with OF Matt Joyce for Davis (Topkin, Nov. 27).
Also on Wednesday, the Mariners acquired 1B Corey Hart and 1B Logan Morrison, which led to speculation they could push to move 1B Justin Smoak (Sherman, Dec. 11), which would could further complicate the market for Davis.