Jon Heyman is reporting that the Mets are shopping first baseman Ike Davis around, and the Astros are one of the teams interested. Davis, who is 26 and was a first round pick in 2008, endured a rough 2013. He was sent down to AAA at one point and finished the year with a .205 average and only nine home runs.
There appears to be decent trade interest in Ike Davis despite his awful 2013 season.
His second half numbers in New York were much improved. He posted a .286/.449/.505 line, in 105 at-bats. Many will cry small sample size at those numbers, but he only collected 212 at-bats in his horrendous first half, so there's not a great indication as to what his 2013 says.
Am I the only one that would love to pick him up and see if he can regain his 2010-2011 form under Mallee? Even if he doesn't quite get there, he's basically Chris Carter with a 10% strikeout rate improvement and a left-handed bat instead of right.
It's a good point, and one that I'm sure the Astros are currently looking in to. Would you rather have Davis or Wallace for 2013? Who would you be willing to part with to acquire Davis?