A half-dozen teams have checked in with the Mets this offseason on the availability of Ike Davis and Lucas Duda, according to several reports.
Two sources with direct knowledge of the team’s thinking told the Andy Martino of the Daily News that the club would rather trade Davis and keep Duda. In fact, they are already working to do so, having engaged at least the Milwaukee Brewers which we posted about early Monday and you can read below.
Adam Rubin believes that Davis is the more risky player to trade because he could end up being a 30-plus-homer guy with plus fielding skills. Of course he could continue floundering as he has for most of the last two seasons.
The Mets could just delay their decision and wait until deep into the offseason before making a trade in hopes that the limited power market will make Davis more attractive.
I think it’s just time for a change of scenery for Ike and I don’t think he’ll ever realize his potential with the Mets. As for keeping Duda, I’ll just ...