Brewers GM sees potential match with Mets

November, 18, 2013
11/18/13
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Milwaukee Brewers GM Doug Melvin acknowledged a trade is possible with the Mets, since

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his club needs a first baseman and the Mets are looking to peddle Ike Davis or Lucas Duda.

"They've indicated that they have extra first basemen, and we have a need," Melvin told MLB.com. "Again, it's all about keeping your options open. ... Nothing imminent, and I don't anticipate anything imminent. But first base is one of our needs, they have excess first basemen, so you can tie two and two together -- and come up with three."

The Mets appear to prefer trading Davis. Still, a team insider consistently has said the Mets will see what the club is offered for Davis and Duda and make a determination based on which yields more in return relative to how the player is viewed internally.

A team insider confirmed the Astros, Orioles, Rays and Rockies also have had at least preliminary dialogue with the Mets about first base.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.289 9 57 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187