"I get the sense that what the Mets are saying publicly about Ike Davis is the same as what they’re saying in private: He really will have the chance to earn the first base job this spring training."Sandy Alderson expects Davis and Lucas Duda to be in camp together for Spring Training, he told SNY earlier this week in Chicago.
“We’re going to have some competition at first base,” he said. “It’s possible both will be on the team and, if they are, I think it’s important to have some flexibility in how they’re used.”
In the event the Mets don’t want Davis or Lucas Duda on the Opening Day roster, both players can still be sent to Triple-A to start 2014 since they each have an option and would not need to pass through waivers (Rubin, Jan. 21).