Mets hope to deal first baseman 'shortly'

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Ike 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."