January 5, 2014

Ike Davis Expected In Camp Next Month

Per Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, personnel within the Mets organization now expect Ike Davis to remain with the team through the offseason and report to camp with the rest of the team next month.  If that's the case, it would appear that Sandy Alderson was unable to get what he considered to be fair compensation for the first baseman he said at the winter meetings, he would not "give away".

For the past two months, we've heard that the Mets were targeting the top pitching prospects of each organization they engaged about Davis.  Those targets included:

Tyler Thornburg - Milwaukee Brewers
Eduardo Rodriguez - Baltimore Orioles
Nick Kingman - Pittsburgh Pirates

Many hypothesized that the Mets were in search of a pitching prospect in order to trade away one of their own, but nothing every materialized.    In each case, the team with whom the Mets were talking would not budge and the Mets to date have walked away with nothing.  Per Rubin's sources, the Mets would be willing to reengage any team in talks for Davis between now and then.

From a personnel standpoint the Mets can handle this.  Lucas Duda has one option remainings, who he can be sent to AAA Las Vegas to start the season if Ike remains with the team through opening day.  The Mets could also trade Davis during spring training, as Rubin outlines.  One thing that remains certain is that there will be some awkward moments when Davis meets with the press at some point.  When and where that occurs remains to be seen.

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