In their pursuit of that decision they dodged in and out of trade rumors involving Davis, who offers tremendous upside but has been maddeningly inconsistent so far in his career. Things remain fluid, but Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that the team plans to place both Davis and Duda on the Opening Day roster:
Sandy Alderson just confirmed that both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda will be on the Opening Day roster. The Mets general manager, however, said that it has not been decided which will be the Opening Day first baseman.”
Of course this is subject to change should the Mets change their mind, again, about the availability of Davis and trade him to a first-base-needy team such as the Pittsburgh Pirates or Milwaukee Brewers. The decision about who actually gets that Opening Day nod might also provide some insight into the situation.
Davis will be on the Mets, for now, and he and Duda will have to compete for at-bats at first base until they hear otherwise.