Thursday, January 9, 2014
Alderson: Ike OK with limbo
By Adam Rubin
Sandy Alderson spoke with Ike Davis at David Wright's wedding in late December. And the GM indicated Davis is not unnerved about all the trade chatter.
"He was in a good mood," Alderson told MLB.com. "I don't think any of this talk over the winter has bothered him. I think he's anxious to get to spring training and show what he can do. I was certainly pleased by that."
As for the dialogue with the Milwaukee Brewers about Davis, Alderson added: "We're not going to move Ike just to move Ike -- or any other player for that matter. This is a trade market, not a yard sale, and right now we're perfectly happy to go into spring training with Davis and [Lucas] Duda both on the team. Frankly, we're not that actively engaged in trade discussions involving Ike at this point. I think that underscores our willingness to go into camp with both.
"You can only ask someone to dance so many times before you get the message. We've been told by a variety of clubs that what we're asking is not unrealistic. But if they think they can get it or something else for less, that's what they're going to try to do. So be it. It's not like we're holding out for Babe Ruth."