Today’s Ike Davis Update
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.
Sep 2, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Tyler Thornburg pitches in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Brewers are still balking at Sandy Alderson’s request for right handed starting pitcher Tyler Thornburg:
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:
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.
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