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Taking a Look at the Current Market For Ike Davis

Taking a Look at the Current Market For Ike Davis

On the surface, it appears that the Milwaukee Brewers might be moving on from Ike Davis. In the last week the Brewers have signed Mark Reynolds and Lyle Overbay, with the latter signing taking place today. Reynolds has crushed left-handers in his career, while Overbay has done a decent job against right-handers (although not so much during his time in Pittsburgh).

The fact that the Brewers have signed two first basemen doesn't mean they're absolutely moving on from Davis. But they've been balking at the asking price from the Mets for over a month, with the reported price being starting pitcher Tyler Thornburg.

Meanwhile, we haven't heard much about the Pirates looking at first base. The last move on that front was the addition of Chris McGuiness via trade from the Rangers. I wouldn't say that the Pirates are prepared to go into the season with Andrew Lambo as their first baseman and McGuiness as the backup, but right now that looks to be the plan if they don't add anyone else.

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