Mets, Brewers meeting about Ike Davis in limited first-base market

Ike Davis is a possible fit for the Brewers.
Ike Davis is a possible fit for the Brewers. (USATSI)

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ORLANDO -- The Mets and Brewers are meeting about a potential trade that would send first baseman Ike Davis to Milwaukee, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com is reporting.

With the Brewers needing a first baseman and the first-base market at this point being incredibly thin, this is a possible match.

The Astros, Rays and Pirates also need a first baseman and James Loney is sitting on the free-agency market, but he's likely too pricey for what the Brewers want to do this offseason.

Enter Ike.

The Mets are trying to trade Davis after a disappointing 2013 season. One could argue 2012 was disappointing too, though he recovered from a disastrous start to have a huge second half. That is all Davis could really hang his hat on after a good rookie year, as his 2011 season was marred by injury.

In 2012, Davis hit .255/.346/.542 with a whopping 20 home runs after the All-Star break in only 251 at-bats. This led many to believe he was in for a breakout season last year as a 26-year-old in 2013. Instead, Davis hit just .205/.326/.334 with nine homers in 377 big-league plate appearances in a season that required a demotion to Triple-A.

There's certainly enough talent to salvage and maybe a change of scenery helps, but giving up much value for Davis would be a gamble.

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered ever World Series since 2010. The former Indiana University baseball player now lives on the north... Full Bio

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