Friday, February 14, 2014
I have been in recent torment from friends over the idea of who is going to play first base for the 2014 New York Mets.
It's Pretty clear and simple, It's Ike Davis' job to lose with Lucas Duda behind him for the job...
Then we have the second tier elite with Josh Satin, Andrew Brown, Matt Clark and even Ill throw Daniel Murphy, Wilmer Flores in there as well....
I want to get an Idea who you prefer to be at first base in 2014..
Please Vote Below and It will also be on our right side bar...
Sunday, February 09, 2014
According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Kendrys Morales fits what the Pirates need, a first baseman/middle of the order hitter. There’s mutual interest, but while the Pirates would love him on the right contract, they may also pursue a first baseman via trade. There are a few possible candidates, including the Mets’ Ike Davis, Toronto’s Adam Lind, Texas’s Mitch Moreland, and even Seattle’s Justin Smoak and Boston’s Daniel Nava and Mike Carp.
The Latino Post reported earlier in the week that if the Pirates strike a deal for Ike Davis, the Mets could look to trade for prospect outfielder Andrew Lambo. Lambo, a left handed batter - split the 2013 season between the Pirates Double-A and Triple-A squad, recording 32 homers in 120 games. The Mets had asked previously for RHP Nick Kingham, but were turned down...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Mets Rumors: Mets running out of trading partners for Ike Davis, Brewers sign Overbay and Reynolds for 1B
The Milwaukee Brewers now have signed Lyle Overbay to a minor-league deal. A couple of days ago they inked Mark Reynolds to a deal...
Those additions appear to signal that Milwaukee is prepared to go without acquiring Ike Davis. The Brewers once appeared the most logical landing spot for Davis.
Overbay, who turns 37 next Tuesday, hit .240 with 14 homers and 59 RBIs in 445 at-bats for the Yankees last season. He played for the Brewers in 2004 and '05.
The Pirates and Orioles also seemed to have some interest in Ike Davis, but both teams have cooled off on their pursuit. The Mets are asking for top line pitching prospect... Mets were looking at the Orioles LHP Eduardo Rodriguez and Pirates RHP Nick Kingham....
The Mets plan is probably have a Ike Davis/ Lucas Duda Showcase in spring training and hope a team can get roped in on one of them preferably Ike Davis probably because of his $3.5 Million dollar price tag.
Teams also could have injuries during the spring and a mystery team may enter the bidding for Davis..
Ike Davis' father Ron Davis told the Ny Daily News he believes the Mets botched handling the trade of the Mets first baseman this winter by being so open about their intent (quote below):
Friday, January 17, 2014
The Mets and first baseman Ike Davis have agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal, thus avoiding arbitration.
The $3.5 million salary will represent a $375,000 raise for Davis, who earned $3.125 million last season in his first year of arbitration eligibility.
Davis, 26, receives the raise after a disappointing 2013 season that included a demotion to Triple-A Las Vegas in June. He performed better when he returned to the Mets July 5, but still hit just 205 with a .661 OPS and nine home runs in 103 games after slugging 32 home runs in 2013.
Outfielder Eric Young Jr. has also agreed to a one-year, $1.85 million deal to avoid arbitration.
In 91 games as the Mets’ primary left fielder, he hit .251 with a .318 on-base percentage and accumulated a league-leading 46 stolen bases between the Mets and Rockies.
Dillon Gee, Lucas Duda, Daniel Murphy and Bobby Parnell are the Mets’ four remaining arbitration-eligible players.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Mets Fan Poll Results:
We asked where you think Ike Davis will end up?
53% of you said remain with the Mets
26% of you said mystery team
11% of you said Brewers
and 5% of you said between the Pirates and Orioles
So have you voted???, if not vote below or on right sidebar
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The Mets have not yet settled with any of their arbitration-eligible players: Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis, Bobby Parnell, Dillon Gee, Eric Young Jr., Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada.
Here are Mets Estimated Salaries Based on MLBtradeRumors.com and Pace Law Projections:
Daniel Murphy $5.1 million
Ike Davis $3.825 million
Bobby Parnell $3.725 million
Dillon Gee $3.55 million
Eric Young $1.9 million
Lucas Duda $1.8 million
Ruben Tejada $1.0 million
Friday, January 10, 2014
According to Anthony DiComo of Mets.com, the Mets are expecting Ike Davis to Compete for first base job along with Lucas Duda this Spring.
Sandy Alderson said he talked to Ike Davis during David Wright's wedding and was in a good mood despite all the long off-season rumors.
"He was in a good mood," Alderson said. "I don't think any of this talk over the winter has bothered him. I think he's anxious to get to Spring Training and show what he can do. I was certainly pleased by that."
The Mets were rumored to be in trade talks with the Pirates, Brewers, and Orioles this off-season, but nothing panned out. The Mets were looking for a young talented controllable pitcher for Davis, but all three teams did not budge on that front. So the Mets appear to be moving on..
"We're not going to move Ike just to move Ike -- or any other player, for that matter," Alderson said in a telephone interview this week. "This is a trade market, not a yard sale. And right now, we're perfectly happy to go into Spring Training with Davis and Duda both on the team. Frankly, we're not that actively engaged in trade discussions involving Ike at this point. I think that underscores our willingness to go into camp with both."
The Mets spent much of their time at last month's Winter Meetings talking to other teams about Davis, meeting with the Brewers in particular multiple times. Nothing came of it.
"You can only ask someone to dance so many times before you get the message," Alderson said. "We've been told by a variety of clubs that what we're asking is not unrealistic. But if they think they can get it or something else for less, that's what they're going to try to do. So be it. It's not like we're holding out for Babe Ruth."
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
|Would be Big Addition!|
Like Can the Mets get SS Stephen Drew for one year? or Will they stay with Ruben Tejada?
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY , Mets' team officials are divided about Drew's value. They would likely consider a one or two-year deal, but nothing more. The feeling is that if Drew is open to taking a short-term deal, he would return to the Red Sox rather than join a new team. Boston is said to have interest in re-signing him but don't appear to be in a rush to get it done. Apparently Lately, Stephen Drew's medicals have not been good, according to Andy Martino of the Daily News, But other reports say he is healthy. I Think One Year Deal Only for him, but probably will go back to Red Sox..
Can the Mets find a taker for Ike Davis?
According to SNY's Mets Hot Stove it's down to the Pirates, Brewers, and Orioles with the Brewers and Orioles in more of the fold. The Mets are holding out for the prospect player or package that will desire them the most. The Mets want young Top Five Pitching Prospects and nobody has flinched. My Guess, Ike will be in spring mix and let them battle it out. It will also showcase Ike and make doubters, believers... According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Ike Davis does not want to start in the season in NY.
Brewers GM Bob Melvin said he had conversations with Sandy Alderson on MLB.com about first baseman Ike Davis as far back as the General Managers Meetings in November, and met several times at the Winter Meetings a month later. The Mets' price is high -- they asked the Brewers for Tyler Thornburg, and the Orioles for top pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez and the Pirates Nick Kingham. The Brewers would rather trade a position player, perhaps from a stable of outfielders that remains reasonably deep, even with Aoki's departure.
Melvin declined to say whether the Mets' asking price for Davis, who was demoted to Triple-A at one point last season, was higher than expected.
"I don't ever get into that," Melvin said. "Everybody makes the deal that they feel is the best deal for them. I don't ever consider whether asking prices are too high on [trades] or not, because you don't know until after the deal and you've seen players perform.
"I think we've pretty well stood by -- the one thing we've done is we do not want to give up pitching."
So we will see how this all plays out... Maybe mystery team jumps in this Spring?
Monday, January 06, 2014
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, the Mets are expected to take 1B Ike Davis to spring training camp with them. Rubin adds that Ike Davis prefers not to be with the club and I guess that would have to be a preference of the Mets too.
The Mets will keep their options open in the next coming weeks before pitchers and catchers report on February 15. They will listen to any team that will inquire about him including the Pirates, Brewers, and Orioles.
The Orioles have been talking to the Mets about Lucas Duda, Ike Davis, and Daniel Murphy , but nothing has gained any traction. The Mets have been asking for a highly touted prospect pitcher and according to SNY's Hot Stove Orioles LHP Zach Britton might be a guy the Mets could have interest in. In early reports, the Mets have asked for LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, but were turned down.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The first base market is shrinking for Ike Davis and only two teams could be ideal landing spots.
The Brewers and Orioles appear to have some interest in acquiring the left handed slugger, but the Mets appear to have a high price tag that would require teams to have a prospect pitcher in return.
The Mets thought process is to acquire someone like the Marlins did (Carter Capps) for 1B Logan Morrison, but teams are not biting.
The Pirates had some interest in Davis, but they acquired 1B Chris McGuiness from the Rangers yesterday in exchange for RHP Miles Mikolas, so that would put them out of the mix. The Mets wanted one of their top pitching prospects RHP Nick Kingham, but that got rejected.
The Brewers on the other hand do not have a starting first basemen since the departure of Cory Hart to Seattle, so that might rekindle some interest. But the Mets want pitching prospect RHP Tyler Thornburg, who is projected to man their 5th spot in the Brewers rotation. The Brewers also have expressed some interest in free agent 1B/3B Michael Young, so that might be another road block for the Mets.
Friday, December 27, 2013
Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets have "unsuccessfully tried" to trade Ike Davis to the Orioles for pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez.
Rodriguez is a 20-year-old left-hander that posted a 3.41 ERA with 125 strikeouts over 145 innings between High- and Double-A last season. He was recently ranked by Baseball Prospectus as the club's No. 4 prospect.
Puma notes that the Mets are "still talking" to the Orioles, Brewers and Pirates about Davis.
The Mets have made other attempts to acquire a pitching prospect from the Brewers and Pirates but were also turned down. The Mets asked the Brewers for Tyler Thornburg and have also have asked the Pirates for Nick Kingham.
It comes apparent that teams are not valuing Davis as high as the Mets thought he would be valued, especially when Davis is expected to make around $3.5 Million in 2014.
There is plenty of time before now and spring training and the worst thing that can happen at this point is to let Ike Davis prove his worth in the spring and take it from there..
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The New York Mets are still looking for a possible suitor for Ike Davis. Many Mets Fans like myself have been waiting to exhale to see where Ike Davis lands.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have talked to the Mets according to Travis Sawchik of Triblive Sports. The Mets are holding out for a prospect pitcher, in this case they are looking at RHP Nick Kingham who is their ninth best prospect overall. The Pirates also have interest in Texas 1B/DH Mitch Moreland, who according to reports is not being moved at this point. The Pirates want to platoon Davis with veteran 1B Gaby Sanchez.
The Milwaukee Brewers are also still in the hunt for a first basemen as well. During the Winter Meetings, it came apparent that it was only a amount of time when Davis was going to become a Brewer. Now that seems uncertain. The Mets wanted pitching prospect RHP Tyler Thornburg from the Brew Crew , but were turned down. The Brewers have plans to use him in their 2014 rotation and make him their fifth starter..
Sandy Alderson suggested he would be looking for an equivalent return to what others have received for trading first basemen. The Marlins got 23-year-old Carter Capps from the Mariners for Logan Morrison last week.
So right now the ball is in the court of the Brewers and Pirates and who will pay for him with a pitching prospect.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
The New York Mets have been in a holding pattern since the Winter Meetings in Orlando on a Ike Davis Trade.
The reason is simple, the Mets are waiting for the First Basemen Market to dwindle...and now that 1B James Loney is going back to the Rays, it's pretty obvious the Rays won't need Ike Davis.
But other teams are still in the hunt for a first basemen including the Pirates, Brewers, and Astros which can make Ike Davis valuable to someone.
The Pirates are not sold on Ike, the Brewers like Ike Davis, and there has not been much talk of Davis getting near Houston.
Other player alternatives that could still play decisive roles where Ike would land are Cardinals Matt Adams, Free Agent Kendrys Morales, Mariners Justin Smoak, Rangers Mitch Moreland, Blue Jays Adam Lind, and Red Sox Mike Carp.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
The Ike Davis sweepstakes has begun in the first basemen market.
Guys like Free Agent 1B James Loney still have to find a home.
The losers of this player (probably Pittsburgh will sign him) make Ike Davis become more valuable. Trade candidates Justin Smoak (Mariners) and Mitch Moreland (Rangers) are also still out there in possible deals.
The Rays and Brewers seem to have the edge to obtain Ike Davis. The Brewers lost out on Corey Hart/Logan Morrison and seem they might turn to Ike Davis. But the price for Davis will cost the Brewers their Top Pitching Chip.... Tyler Thornburg. The Brewers seem reluctant to part with prospect, but might have to pull the trigger soon with other team in the hunt like Pittsburgh and Astros.
But the Mets believe that they hold a valuable card in Davis, who recorded an OPS of .954 over his final 40 games before sustaining a season-ending oblique strain in August.
"It's tough to get anybody's top prospect," Alderson said. "Everybody knows that."
The Rays probably would have to almost positively give up OF Matthew Joyce in any deal.. Ben Zobrist would not be bad either. (wink!)
In a day or so the Mets will have a better idea who wants what and at what price. All these teams include the Astros, Brewers, Rays, and Pittsburgh still out there looking and scrambling for first basemen.
Somethings got to give, maybe another pitching prospect might be worth waiting for, this is not fantasy baseball , so in the Mets case might be worth it.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The Seattle Mariners keep on getting players as they just traded for Florida's 1B Logan Morrison for RHP Carter Capps. Earlier they signed 1B/OF Corey Hart on a one year deal.
The Rays and Brewers both had interest in 1B Logan Morrison which now could leave them open to trading for Mets 1B Ike Davis. The Rays could also turn to Texas 1B Mitch Moreland who has been blocked of playing time with the acquisition of Prince Fielder.
Corey Hart, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has signed with the Seattle Mariners leaving the Brewers with other options that include a trade for Ike Davis.
Ike Davis has been linked with the Rays and Brewers. The Mets have asked for RHP Tyler Thornburg from the Brewers in exchange for Ike Davis. The Brewers also like Florida's 1B Logan Morrison which could be another option for them.
The Mets also have the Tampa Bay Rays on the back burner with another possibility trade for Ike Davis. The Rays have OF Matt Joyce and sources say they could trade him for Davis. They are also contemplating whether Morrison, Davis or Texas' 1B Mitch Moreland could be fits for them. The Rays have also been in talks for Starting Pitcher David Price, who might be a bigger distraction from a first basemen deal right now..
The Mets have had interest for Ike Davis from four teams which includes the Rays, Brewers, Astros and Orioles. The Rockies also had interest, but they signed Justin Morneau this off-season, so assume there out of the mix.
The Rays and Brewers still have interest for Davis, but are waiting to see if other options open up to them before diving into a trade with the Mets.
The Brewers are waiting for the response from free agent 1B/OF Corey Hart, who they would like to lock up. However, if he doesn’t decide within to sign within the next day or so, they may push to acquire Davis before the end of the week. In talks for Davis, the Mets asked the Brewers for young, controllable pitching, such as prospect Tyler Thornburg.
Monday, December 09, 2013
@Joelsherman1: #Orioles are among teams looking hard at Daniel Murphy #Mets Also have some interest in Ike Davis. #Brewers #Rays more likely for Ike Shared via TweetCaster
The Mets are looking to potential Ike Davis suitors.... The Rays, Brewers, Pirates, Astros, Orioles and Rockies have reportedly all been connected to Davis or Duda this winter.
Andy Martino of the Ny Daily News says the Rays and Mets still matchup as source said "Still, a Mets-Rays trade remains a "possibility," in the words of one person involved in talks". Tampa Bay continues to show some level of interest, though talks have not become serious.
The Mets need a shortstop, but Yunel Escobar’s name has not come up, and the Rays are unlikely to move him.
Additionally, Milwaukee has shown renewed interest in Davis. Back at the GM meetings last month, the teams talked briefly, but nothing came of it. Now, according to a source, the Brewers are back in it. Milwaukee is also talking to Corey Hart about returning.
First Base Market is taking shape first with Logan Morrison in most of the talks:
The Rays are not close to acquiring Morrison, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post (on Twitter). Sherman takes the report a step further noting that the Rays never engaged the Marlins on Morrison.
ESPN's Jayson Stark tweets that the Marlins are telling other clubs they will trade Morrison shortly. Stark again lists the Rays as a possibility.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweets that interest in Morrison is picking up and adds the Brewers and Blue Jays to the list of interested parties (Twitter link).
The Pirates' interest in Morrison is "mild" at this point, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (Twitter link). Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports tweets that the Rays are also interested in Morrison.
Of Course, all losers of the Morrison sweepstakes would try a get Ike Davis...So the Mets might have to wait.. The Pirates are most likely not interested in Ike Davis..