Showing posts with label Trading Ike Davis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Trading Ike Davis. Show all posts

Friday, December 27, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets get rejected from Orioles for Ike Davis

Mets Rumors:

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.. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Mets Rumors: With 1B James Loney going to Rays, Might be time for Brewers to Strike for Ike

Mets Rumors:

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

Mets Rumors: Ike Davis still in the middle of the pack of first basemen to be dealt, but soon?

Mets Rumors:

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.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets will enter Winter Meetings dangling Ike Davis or Lucas Duda and others for spare parts

Good Bye Ike?

Mets Rumors:

The Mets will enter 2014 Winter meetings with needs and will look to upgrade at SS with a possibility of another outfielder, and starting pitcher. They also have a glaring need for a setup guy with the departure of with  LaTroy Hawkins..

The Mets will dangle Ike Davis and Lucas Duda with a slight possibility of Daniel Murphy for a large return. They can creative and add Rafael Montero to any package to grant themselves a big player ... maybe David Price?

Sandy Alderson has said he will not Trade SP Prospect Noah Syndergaard under any circumstances from WFAN report with Mike Francesa. But I never heard anyone say Rafael Montero  was not available if the right situation arises..

The Mets match up well with the Tampa Bay Rays. They like SS Yunel Escobar and Of Matt Joyce from multiple reports.. But could it get bigger?? The Rays need a first basemen so lets see what happens.

The Brewers, Astros also have been mentioned to links to Ike Davis. SS Jed Lowrie has been mentioned to rumors,  but the A's have also said they have no intentions to move him.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Mets off-season plans depend on "The Wright Situation"

The Mets have many holes to fill this off-season..The Mets have needs at catcher, outfield and bullpen, but everything is secondary to completing a deal with Wright, whose agents are continuing discussions with team brass about a long-term contract extension for the All-Star third baseman.

The Mets earlier this week exercised their 2013 option on Wright worth $16 million, but if a long-term deal can’t be struck, there is a real possibility Wright will be traded before next month’s Winter Meetings conclude.

Yesterday a source said negotiations between Wright’s agents, Sam and Seth Levinson, and the Mets were ongoing, but stuck in neutral.

Wright, who will turn 30 next month, is believed to be seeking a seven-year contract in the $125 million range, which, coupled with his picked-up option (at either the current rate or a newly negotiated sum), would give him the largest deal in franchise history.

The Mets also picked up R.A. Dickey’s 2013 option, worth $5 million, earlier this week, but all indications are the team won’t begin serious negotiations with the knuckleballer until Wright’s situation is resolved.

There is the possibility the 38-year-old Dickey would want to know Wright’s status before agreeing to a new contract with the team. Trading Dickey also remains a possibility if a deal can’t be reached with the right-hander.

Former Reds and Nationals GM and ESPN Analysis Jim Bowden described the Mets front office as treating David Wright negotiations in a similar fashion to the way things went with Jose Reyes. Still,  Bowden predicted Wright ultimately would agree to an extension in the neighborhood of seven years, $126 million with the club (presumably on top of the $16 million extension for 2013 that already has been picked up).

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ike Davis sets the record straight about his nightlife, Collins Says No One is Safe

In terms of roster moves,  Ike Davis may not be the only Met discussed in deals this off-season..  But Ike wanted to set something straight after a report suggested the Mets were concerned about his nightlife.

"I have never missed games or not been ready to work because of anything to do with staying up too late," Davis told The News. ...“I show up every day. I play hard. It is unfair to me, and it doesn’t make sense.”

While the 25-year-old said that he does not often leave the ballpark until midnight and is sometimes out a few hours after that - the norm among many in baseball - he does not do so to excess.

“I just don’t understand it, because I have always been able to play, except for one freak ankle injury,” Davis said, referring to the 2011 on-field collision that ended his season.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Trading Ike, Triple A Vegas, No Scoring, Knuckleball Day, World Baseball Classic, Adding Seats at Citi, Hefner, McHugh, Familia, Brewer

Going, Going, Gone?
Mets News and Notes:

The Mets will consider trading Ike Davis this winter, which would open first base for Lucas Duda and potentially address other areas of need, a baseball source told

Mike Puma in the Post also weighs in on the Davis vs. Duda debate, writing:
The 25-year-old Davis said he would like to stay in the organization that selected him No. 1 (18th overall) in the 2008 draft. But he said he won’t be bitter if he’s dealt. “If they trade me, they trade me -- I can’t do anything about it,” Davis said. “I have to do my job where I am at.” Does Davis consider himself a cornerstone-type player? “I think I can help teams win baseball games,” Davis said. “That is all I want to do.”

After the Buffalo Bisons showed no interest in renewing their four-year-old affiliation agreement, the Mets signed a two-year deal (the shortest available) with the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League.

Terry Collins, who managed in that league for five years, acknowledged the altitude and dryness of the West Coast ballparks present challenges to pitchers and inflate batters' statistics. But pitchers can still thrive, the manager added.

Top prospect Zack Wheeler, who likely is ticketed for Triple-A to open next season, tweeted after the news became official that he is familiar with those types of conditions because he played with San Jose in the California League while in Class A with the San Francisco Giants.

R.A. Dickey had no margin for error in Monday's loss. The Mets have now scored three or fewer runs in a franchise-record 14 straight home games. They are 4-22 at Citi Field since the All-Star break.

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