Andy Martino of the New York Daily News tweeted that "the right deal" could move first baseman Ike Davis out of the Big Apple.
You may be wondering, "How the heck does that relate to Jesus Montero?" Let me continue.
MyNorthwest.com's Shannon Drayer spoke with Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge about using Jesus Montero at another position. Though he is reportedly "still working on it" by taking grounders at first base in batting practice, the possibility of him eventually achieving defensive versatility wasn't ruled out.
OK, it's not exactly praise, but the New York Mets may prefer Montero's glovework over Lucas Duda's.
Catcher is still the optimal National League fit for the M's extraneous power-hitter. If Kelly Shoppach doesn't re-sign with the Mets, they'll have a vacancy.
All indications are that Montero would be more productive at Citi Field than he has been this summer. The ballpark's dimensions were downsized prior to 2012, so you can forget his struggles with a .593 OPS at Safeco Field .
Granted, the Mets and Yankees aren't interchangeable, but just returning to the city that he never expected to leave could do wonders for Montero's mindset.