|Bye Ike, I'll miss you!|
Mets Rumors:Adam Rubin of ESPN NY says the Mets are laying the groundwork on a Ike Davis Trade ....
Apparently, Jeff Wilpon though something would happen today, but it never happened... DuH!
The ESPN source said the Mets had just started to exchange a first set of names to acquire in such a trade, so there is a ton of groundwork left to do for any trade to materialize. The source also confirmed the list of teams interested include the Astros, Brewers, Orioles, Rays and Rockies.
The Mets according to Rubin, also have had preliminary talks with other teams about Daniel Murphy, although it is not clear he will end up getting traded.
Rubin said, Alderson acknowledged he would like to begin importing players early in the offseason because of the eagerness of Mets fans and the importance of creating excitement. Still, he added, that may not be practical.
"In our situation, we'd like to do something early," Alderson said. "It would be great, if it's the right move, and if that kind of thing is possible. It may be. It may not be. We're working at it, but I can't predict anything."
Asked if he can sense "anxiety" from the fans Alderson was also quoted, which I love:
"Do I sense it? Yeah, to some extent. Do I tune it out? Yes, to the largest extent possible. Because for us this is a day-to-day proposition, and it's not that predictable. So I just sort of have to take it out of the equation to some extent, but be aware of the overall environment as well."