|Two Mets Targets|
According to Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog.com, The Mets might be more likely to trade OF Ryan Braun for Ike Davis, instead of OF Norichika Aoki.
Milwaukee is trying to make room for OF prospect Khris Davis, and they’re also looking for a left-handed power bat at first base.
“They’ve indicated that they have extra first basemen, and we have a need,” Brewers GM Doug Melvin said during the GM Meetings..
Braun is guaranteed $113 million over the next seven seasons, and buzz from Milwaukee suggests they’ll pay a good chunk of it to force a change of scenery. Braun was suspended without pay for the final 65 games last season after admitting to violating MLB’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Braun tried to discredit the man who collected his urine sample in 2011 by telling peers he was a Cubs fan and anti-Semitic.
Braun spent part of his September off calling season-ticket holders to apologize for the incident.