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MLB Trade Rumors: Mets View Ike Davis Trade As ‘Likely Endgame’

According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Mets view trading Davis as the “likely endgame.”

Ike Davis
Ike Davis

New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis. Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets could soon be trading first baseman Ike Davis.

According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Mets view trading Davis as the “likely endgame.” However, like the issue the team dealt with for most of the offseason, they have been unable to find a parter willing to give “something decent back” in return.

Last month, rumors circulated that again the Mets made Davis available. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson reportedly reached out to a number of teams that were interested in Davis over the winter to gauge their teams interest in a deal for Davis.

The most likely suitors then were the Houston Astros, who at the time were making calls around the league in search for a first baseman. The Astros have had a void at the position since releasing former first-round pick Brett Wallace, and opted to start 29-year-old Jesus Guzman at first base on Opening Day. Guzman is a career .254 hitter with 24 home runs in his five years in the majors.

Another team previously rumored to be in the market for a first baseman was the Pittsburgh Pirates, who the New York Daily News suggested could again be a potential landing spot for Davis.

Pittsburgh showed interest in Davis over the winter, along with the Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles and Astros. Gaby Sanchez has started the season at first base for the Pirates. Sanchez has bounced back between Triple-A and the big show over the past seven years and is a career .258 hitter with 54 big-league home runs.

Mets manager Terry Collins named Davis the team’s Opening Day first baseman, but Lucas Duda and Josh Satin are expected to cut into his playing time depending on the pitching matchups. Both Houston and Pittsburgh have major needs at first base, and given the fact that Alderson seems inclined to get rid of Davis, either club seems to be a realistic destination.

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