A few weeks back, it was rumored that the Milwaukee Brewers were showing some relatively strong interest in New York Mets first baseman, Ike Davis. The Mets are known to be shopping Davis, who has struggled in recent years and looks to need a change of scenery.
The Brewers are in need of a first baseman and while they do have some potential options within the organization (which apparently includes Corey Hart, if the team is to re-sign him), general manager Doug Melvin hinted a trade with the Mets may be an option to fill the void:
“They’ve indicated that they have extra first basemen, and we have a need,” Melvin said. “Again, it’s all about keeping your options open. … Nothing imminent, and I don’t anticipate anything imminent. But first base is one of our needs, they have excess first basemen, so you can tie two and two together — and come up with three.”
That’s about as candid as a comment you’ll ever get from a general manager regarding a potential trade, so it seems clear the Brewers are open to making such a deal. Whether or not one actually gets completed – that’s a completely different situation, but kind of cool to see a GM be so open as many continually wear a poker face.