The Winter Meetings are over, and Ike Davis is still a Met. In all likelihood, his tenure with the Mets will end when one of the teams the Mets are negotiating with blinks.
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Brewers are still balking at Sandy Alderson’s request for right handed starting pitcher Tyler Thornburg:
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 13, 2013
While the Brewers are so far refusing to meet the demands of the Mets for Ike Davis, they’re also refusing to meet the demands of free agent first baseman James Loney. Tweets Tom Haudricourt:
Fact that #Brewers still talking to Mets about Ike Davis is indication that FA James Loney still wants more years, $, than they will give.
— Tom (@Haudricourt) December 13, 2013
As has been stated repeatedly, the Mets are so far refusing to blink when it comes to their demands for Davis – nor should they.
Davis, no matter his deficiencies, has value. He’s hit 30 home runs in the majors, is still relatively y0ung, and plays above average defense at first base – all things that the Brewers (and other teams) should find appealing.
The issue for the Mets, is that they likely need the Ike Davis situation resolved because it’s holding up any potential deal the team would look to make for a shortstop upgrade.