Mets hope to deal first baseman 'shortly'

December, 8, 2013
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Rob Carr/Getty ImagesIke Davis or Lucas Duda could be an ex-Met by the end of the winter meetings.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Sandy Alderson mostly was guarded in his comments, but he did let out that he could foresee Ike Davis or Lucas Duda dealt during the winter meetings.

"I don't know exactly what's going to happen," Alderson said. "It takes two teams to make a trade. I won't tell you what our intentions are, but hopefully it'll resolve itself shortly."

The Mets are believed to be more inclined to trade Davis than Duda.

Alderson has not been shy in public about the need to trade one of his first basemen.

"We have two. We only need one," the GM said Sunday night. "... If, for some reason, we come out of these meetings with both, we'll adjust accordingly and move on. There is an 'after-market' following the winter meetings. It's not like this is the final bazaar."
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187