According to Jon Heyman from CBS Sports, the Red Sox could have some serious interest in the Mets’ Ike Davis should he be available this offseason.
The Red Sox will be looking for a first baseman this winter, Heyman writes, after sending Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers in late August and seeing placeholder James Loney continue to struggle offensively.
Ike Davis has recently been a hot subject in the New York sports circuit and mostly for the speculation that he could be on his way out rather than his incredible second half performance at the plate.
Heyman say that the Mets haven’t ruled out a trade for Davis, who will be arbitration eligible for the first time and eligible for a significant raise in 2013 at a time when the GM admittedly said he has very little payroll flexibility.
Reportedly, the Red Sox had two scouts in attendance during Mets-Marlins series. Heyman adds that it’s curious the Mets would consider trading Davis, since he is by far their main source of home runs, but that Lucas Duda’s best position may also be first base and the Mets have been exceedingly very high on him and his willingness to follow their approach at the plate.
Yesterday, our editor Joe D. pressed on with his ongoing opinion that Ike Davis will be traded for whatever the Mets could get this Winter and that he is not as well liked by the organization as it may appear, and for a variety of reasons.
If they do trade him, I do hope they get an equivalent return. If we are swapping a 35-homer first baseman for a 35-homer corner outfielder who can field his position, I guess the plan would be Lucas Duda to first base. I like Duda, but not as much as I like Davis. I hope this works out for the best in the end, whatever they decide to do.