The New York Mets obviously feel there is surplus with both Ike Davis and Lucus Duda on the roster. With that in mind the Mets clearly favor the upside in Duda since General Manager Sandy Alderson is contacting other clubs about Davis.
Ike Davis is a career .242 hitter in four MLB seasons but did drive in 90 runs while hitting 32 home runs in 2012. He is a boom or bust hitter with 141 strikeouts in 519 at-bats during 2012 as well. So far Davis has not proven 100 percent healthy this season missing over two weeks of Spring Training games already. It can only be assumed that any team trading for Davis will want assurances, through evaluation, that Davis is healthy.
The three teams with varying levels of interest in Davis are reportedly the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros. Earlier this off-season the Tampa Bay Rays had offered a deal of Matt Joyce for Davis but the Mets turned down the offer. The Pirates have not had the production in Spring Training that they expected which might only heighten their interest in Davis. As the days and weeks shake out the market for Davis will clear up but I would not be surprised to see a deal with the Rays resurface and end up his final destination.