Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/17/13
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Earlier today I suggested that the Mets could acquire their most significant piece via a trade rather than free agency where skyrocketing prices have made the front office a little queasy. One team that could be a good match as a trade partner for the Mets would be the Tamp Bay Rays, who may have some interest in Ike Davis. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, sees Davis as an interesting buy-low fit for the Rays writing: After hitting 32 homers for the Mets in 2012, Davis started badly last year, was sent to Triple A for a month and finished with rough numbers: .205, nine homers, 33 RBIs, 101 strikeouts, a .661 OPS in 103 games. But the Rays, who drafted but didn’t sign Davis in 2005, would have to be intrigued by the potential lefty power, plus getting three years of control and a somewhat reasonable cost — an arbitration projected $3.5 million salary. That’s about the same as Matt Joyce is to make, and the Mets seek a corner outfielder, though the Rays need lefty power. Joyce is a...
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