The Mets intend to find a trade partner for either 1B Ike Davis or 1B Lucas Duda during the Winter Meetings this week (Carig, Dec. 8).
“I won’t tell you what our intentions are, but hopefully it’ll resolve itself shortly,” Sandy Alderson said Sunday about his first base situation.
2:33 pm: The Mets preference is to move Davis (Martino).
Michael Baron, Contributor
The Mets have seemingly received quite a bit of interest Duda and Davis, so it’s possible they could simply move the guy who brings the largest return. There’s no question something has to give between them, now that it’s certain Duda can’t really thrive at a different position. The Rays seem to be an ideal match on paper, since they are reportedly looking for a first baseman. I wonder if one of these guys could be moved for someone like OF Matt Joyce or SS Yunel Escobar?
Nov. 26: According to major league sources, the Rays like Davis, as well as Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland (Martino).
Nov. 26: The Pirates are looking to acquire a left-handed-hitting first baseman to complement 1B Gaby Sanchez (Olney).
Nov. 17: The Rays will consider swapping Davis for Joyce (Topkin).