Mets Exploring Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy Trades

9:06pm: Andy Martino of the New York Daily News tweets that the Orioles aren't "hot" for either Davis or Murphy at the moment, while Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio says Baltimore's talks for Murphy are "way overblown" (Twitter link).

8:00pm: The Mets aren't pushing to move Murphy, but remain open to a trade, according to Marc Carig of Newsday. Carig adds that Davis appears more likely to be dealt than Murphy (Twitter links).

7:25pm: While they may not be seriously in the mix for Davis, the Orioles appear to be a legit suitor for Murphy, says Joel Sherman of the New York Post (via Twitter). Sherman also adds the Rays to the list of potential destinations for Davis.

6:44pm: The Mets are pushing "very hard" to move Murphy, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter). As for Davis, the Orioles don't appear to be a serious suitor. Mike Puma of the New York Post hears that Baltimore's interest is "distant" at the moment (Twitter link).

5:36pm: The Mets and Brewers met today to revisit the possibility of an Ike Davis trade, reports Adam McCalvy of (Twitter link). Newsday's Marc Carig is hearing the same thing, tweeting that Milwaukee is one of four teams engaged with the Mets about the first baseman.

We initially heard nearly a month ago that the Brewers and Mets had discussed the idea of a trade that would send Davis to Milwaukee. Corey Hart remains a possibility for Milwaukee at first base, but it doesn't sound like the club is closing in on a deal for either player, as McCalvy indicates that the team has laid the groundwork on both fronts.

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News adds (via Twitter) that there doesn't seem to be much traction yet on a deal for either Davis or fellow trade candidate Daniel Murphy. According to Martino, there's some skepticism among executives that New York will find many takers for Murphy.

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5 Comments on "Mets Exploring Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy Trades"

1 year 8 months ago

trust me, if they are offered a mid-rotation starter, they should take it. Murphy will never be worth more than he is now. And given that he’s not the solution at 2B for the Mets, it’s goodbye Murph.

1 year 8 months ago

I completely agree Murphy is worth a lot right now, but with the surplus of pitching I wouldn’t want to get another pitcher. I’d like a SS, 1B or OF in return. Something that could fill our holes. The rotation doesn’t have holes since we have so much young pitching that could fill it. Yes, I’d like to add a veteran starter with a one-year cheap contract, but wouldn’t trade away someone that could help the team for something we already have. I’d be fine with trading Murphy and putting Flores at 2B with the occasional EYJR, but only if we fill one of our holes.

1 year 8 months ago

No thanks. I’ll keep the young pitching, thanks.

Speaking of which, report came out a little bit ago saying the Mets asked the Brewers for their young pitching (guys like Thornburg), and the Brewers said no, and the Mets told them they’re out of the running for Davis. So. That ends that, I suppose.

1 year 8 months ago

Change AVG to OPS and we’re getting somewhere. The Mets are going to be approaching some strikeout records, I agree. Just AVG is basically a useless stat.

Joe Valenti
1 year 8 months ago

I wouldn’t call it totally useless. Most of the times I would reference OBP but the fact is that this team has a lot of guys who might put up a decent OBP because of walk rates but don’t find holes on balls in play. Unless a team plans on walking 4 guys in an inning, I think you need to look for guys with a high average so that Granderson/Young can take two bases on a hit, or score from second on a single.

You also need a high contact rate so that outs can at least be productive in some occassions