There are people with the Mets who prefer they trade Ike Davis, put Lucas Duda on the bench or in Triple-A, move Daniel Murphy to first base and trade for Angels 2B Howie Kendrick, reports Joel Sherman in the New York Post.
In Sherman’s view, there is a growing push to trade Davis, mostly because another slow start next season could totally kill his value.
Thanks to Chris Davis, Brandon Moss and Mike Carp, there are plenty of teams looking to acquire the change-of-scenery slugger, ”and so there will be interest in Davis,” such as the Rockies, Brewers, Rays, Blue Jays, Twins and Indians.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
That said, there are also plenty of people in Citi Field who are totally against moving Murphy back to first base. I think it’s an option, but I think it’s their last option and will largely depend on how the rest of the off season plays out…
It’s important to remember that Alderson wants guys who consistently get on base and/or hit home runs. This sounds more like Duda than Davis, especially when paired with Josh Satin. Murphy is valued because he hits line drives and puts the ball in play, even though his results are inconsistent.
In either case, the right-side of the infield is a like the lynchpin to this winter, because it is where parts can be shuffled to make room for other deals.
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