Despite inklings from those involved with the Mets that Ike Davis would likely be in blue and orange come Spring Training (FanSided Summary by New York Mets Insiders: Ike Davis will be with team in Spring Training” href=”http://fansided.com/2014/01/05/new-york-mets-insiders-ike-davis-will-team-spring-training/”>Paul Festa), Milwaukee Brewers‘ beat writer Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) has heard trade rumors from General Manager Doug Melvin regarding the first baseman.
First base, I’ve had ongoing discussions with [Mets' general manager] Sandy Alderson, but we haven’t gotten to anything where we’re comfortable with the deal from our side, and he’s not been comfortable with the deal from his side.
The latter statement coincides with Mets’ Insider reports and rumors from other GMs that Alderson’s asking price for Davis, who struggled so much in 2013, he was demoted to Triple-A, is very high.
The Mets, fresh off of signing Bartolo Colon and Curtis Granderson to Free Agent deals, have plenty of depth at first base, and appear to be demanding controllable starting pitching in return for Davis. The Brewers and Melvin, however, remain steadfast in their desire to not give up pitching in any trade.