corey hart is headed for #mariners, according to sources. 1 year deal. will likely bat behind cano.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 11, 2013
Hart, who split time between right field and first base with the Brewers in 2013, had caused Milwaukee to first express interest in the Mets' first baseman surplus, then declare themselves out of the running, then throw themselves back into the fray. Now that Brewers GM Doug Melvin can no longer count Hart among his 2014 options, Ike Davis and Lucas Duda become a bit more valuable for the Mets.
The Mets have reportedly asked the Brewers for highly regarded right-handed pitcher Tyler Thornburg and were rebuffed. Do they now have sufficient leverage to pry a top arm from Milwaukee?