The Brewers are now showing interest in signing free agent Michael Young to play first base (Rosenthal, Dec. 18).
Milwaukee has also reportedly been in talks with the Mets about acquiring 1B Ike Davis. However, while Brewers GM Doug Melvin acknowledged having interest in Davis, he said things with the Mets – and the trade market in general – are quiet right now (Haurdicourt, Dec. 17).
The Pirates also talked to the Mets about Davis this week (Sawchik, Dec. 17). The Mets are seeking a hard-throwing pitching prospect, such as Nick Kingham (Perrotto, Dec. 17), who was Pittsburgh’s third-best pitching prospect, according to Baseball America.