Originally written on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 9/18/12
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When last we left first base, we were left with a platoon situation of the strangest order. Lucas Duda now playing against lefties with Ike Davis not hitting. What was first thought to be a showcase move for Duda might still be. But we have a much sharper crease in the material. The Mets will consider trading Ike Davis this offseason as a way to upgrade other areas of the team and open a spot for Lucas Duda at his natural position, a baseball source told ESPNNewYork.com. While that does not guarantee Davis will be moved, it at least is a very plausible option. Davis should be marketable despite a slow start because he is a 30-homer threat with the potential for above-average fielding at first base. The Mets are disappointed with Davis' unwillingness to make changes based on coaching advice. Although he is personable and by no means a troublemaker, they also worry -- fairly or unfairly -- he is out too late after games, and that could influence other young players. Wait, a baseball...
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