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Pirates in the Mix For Ike Davis

Pirates in the Mix For Ike Davis

Jim Duquette reports that the Pirates are still in the mix for New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis, along with Tampa Bay and Milwaukee.

https://twitter.com/Jim_Duquette/status/410921903378165760

Those are the three teams actively seeking first base options. They're all in on James Loney, although reports from all three teams say his price is too high. Duquette says that the Mets are looking for a pitching prospect in return for Davis. I'm not sure if that means a top pitching prospect like Jameson Taillon, or someone further down in the rankings.

Personally I would spend the money on Loney rather than trading for Davis. Even if Loney gets $8-9 M per year, that would only be about $5 M more than Davis in 2014, and wouldn't require the loss of a prospect. Also, Loney grades as the...

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