The Mets and Brewers have discussed a possible Ike Davis trade, according to Andy Martino of the Daily News, but the talks did not gain any traction, and a deal is unlikely at this time, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
New York is leaning strongly toward shopping Davis instead of Lucas Duda, and this is the first concrete evidence that they have discussed their first baseman with another club.
Milwaukee is one of what one major league executive estimated as “four or five teams” that could be fits for Davis. Other clubs could include Pittsburgh, Colorado and Tampa Bay.
According to a person familiar with the Brewers’ thinking, the team’s preference at this stage of the offseason is to first explore free agents. Milwaukee is unlikely to trade outfielder Norichika Aoki, the person said.
This shouldn’t be a surprise, but I wonder how many teams would give up anything of value for the worst performing first baseman in the majors last season?
I still find it tough t...