I have pointed this out in the past, and I will continue to stand by it.
Perhaps another player, such as Elvin Ramirez, would be needed to finish the deal, which I would not have a problem with.
Is it a bit curious the team allowed the story regarding Davis' nightlife to leak out of nowhere, just as he began to turn around his season?
This trade is not because Ike Davis is a poor player or he parties too much, however.
This move would be made with one reason in mind: Allocating power throughout the lineup.
Yes, Davis hit 32 home runs and plays a tremendous first base, but by acquiring Hart, the Mets would put a competent bat in the outfield while preventing Lucas Duda from playing the outfield.
Duda would shift over to his natural position of first base. He may never be a Gold Glove caliber player, but his true contribution would be with the bat.
In 2012, Duda was sent down due to his inconsistencies.
He still managed to hit 15 home runs in 400 at bats, which would be close to 30 home runs over the course of a full season.
The .239 average is not acceptable, but Duda did hit .292 in '11, which is reason for optimism in Queens, especially for a player who will begin 2013 at age 27 and ready to hit his statistical prime.
Corey Hart smacked 30 home runs in '12, which was pretty much the norm for his career. He is still only 30 years old, which could mean he has a few more solid seasons left.
He would lengthen out the Mets lineup, and he has posted an .896 OPS against left-handed pitchers in his career.
The Brewers have already shown they could replace Prince Fielder and remain a competitive team, and they could be looking to get younger.
Davis could help that movement.