Ike Watch: Brewers GM showing patience

December, 18, 2013
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Milwaukee Brewers GM Doug Melvin still needs a first baseman, but he maintained he will not be overly aggressive in giving away talent to acquire Ike Davis.

"It's pretty quiet," Melvin told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "We know all the names. It's a small group. Nothing changes from one day to the next. Ike Davis is the one player people talk about. Other than that, there's not much available. ...

"Teams aren't focused on moving guys right now. It's unfortunate, but that's the way things are. We all have our own searches going on to try to have a complete team. Ours is at first base. We keep plugging away at it, but we might have to mix and match with some of our own players. ...

"It's interesting how many first basemen started at other positions. We've talked about a lot of guys in the American League, but because of the DH a lot of them haven't played that much at first base. We'll keep looking, but I'm not anticipating anything right now."
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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