Mets Won’t Look To Trade Lucas Duda

The Mets aren't inclined to trade Lucas Duda, believing that his upside outweighs what they could net in a deal, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.  A report earlier this month indicated that the Mets would be open to the right deal for either Duda or Ike Davis to address other needs.

Dealing Davis would open up the first base position for Duda, making him a natural fit for the 2013 club.  However, if the Mets do not find the right deal for Davis, the club seems willing to stick with Duda in the outfield and hope for the best.

Davis, 25, shouldn't be too hard to move as he has climbed back from a slow start to hit .224/.304/.454 with 31 homers in 566 plate appearances this season.  The Red Sox, Indians, Rays, and Marlins are among the teams that could have interest in him this winter.

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