Pirates Keeping Tabs On Ike Davis During Mets Camp


Jason Starks of ESPN.com writes that the Pirates continue to monitor Ike Davis‘ status in Mets camp.

The Pirates are looking to find a left handed hitting platoon to partner with  Gaby Sanchez at first base. Stark shares that when Morales and/or Nelson Cruz sign, it could result in players such as Justin Smoak or Mitch Moreland becoming available.

Pirates GM Neal Huntington said on Tuesday, the Pirates remain “confident in our internal options.”

But Huntington also said: “That doesn’t stop us from looking elsewhere. It’s just that now, our bar has been set a little bit higher, as to ‘How do we make the club better?’ And ‘How do we make the club better at the right situation for us?’ … If there’s something that makes us better, and makes sense for us, we’ll still look to do that.”

Well if Huntington feels that Davis makes them better, then it will be interesting to see if Sandy Alderson makes a deal with the Bucs again. Just last summer the Mets traded away Marlon Byrd and John Buck to the Pirates and received in return, relief pitcher Vic Black and top prospect Dilson Herrera. Could another deal be in the works again? Only time will tell.