MLB Trade Target: Ike Davis

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 22, 2014

Ike Davis is heading into what might be the most tumultuous season of his career.

The Mets first baseman might be enjoying the initial throes of his new one-year, $3.5 million contract, but there is a lot more that could happen before spring training kicks off.  

Join in with MLB analyst Gabe Zaldivar as he breaks down one of the rare first baseman who might be available for the right price.

For the moment, the Mets are confident they can open camp with Davis battling for the bag along with Lucas Duda.

That decision may result from the Mets' inability to garner a suitable package in any Davis deal they may have pitched this past December.

Unfortunately, teams just don’t find value in a first baseman who—while two years removed from a power-infused season—still managed to hit all of .165 in the first half of 2013.

And so we have one of the more beguiling players on the trade market. Is Davis the same player who belted 32 home runs in 2012, or just a flash in the pan?

The answer to that question will go a long way to answer where Davis ends up playing his 2014 season.

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