For us to trade a guy who has 30 home runs, we better know where the next 30 are coming from.
Sandy Alderson in regards to rumors of possibly trading Ike Davis (via metsingaround
Ike Davis‘ bone bruise is still present, and a cartilage issue has developed in his ankle. Mets GM Sandy Alderson said it’s possible Davis could need microfracture surgery and if that’s the case, he would miss the remainder of the season. He will be re-evaluated in three weeks, and a determination will be made at that time.
Speaking of exits, it may be hard to believe this, but my understanding is that Sandy Alderson, doing all due diligence to try to revive the team from Queens, has asked almost every club what they might give him for every one of his key players. You can forget the Jose Reyes talk: the Mets and the MLB caretakers working unobtrusively with them know they must re-sign Reyes. There are intriguing answers when the Mets say “Ike Davis” and, surprisingly, “Jason Bay and Carlos Beltran.” The answers offered when they say “David Wright” are stunningly low. The rap is simple: perfect public face of a franchise. Wonderful teammate. Great guy. Productive hitter and deft fielder. Durable. And not to be relied upon in the clutch. The yield for David Wright might be less than the yield for Carlos Beltran (FYI absolutely none of this comes from Sandy Alderson or anybody in the Met front office)…