In December of 2012, Ike had optimum trade value. A trade at that time would have been something that could definitely bear fruit. The problem is now he does not have much value. To trade him now would minimize return and be too risky considering who will be left to man the position. Add to that the potential upside of Ike which is a 35+HR bat at 1B, who could hit .260 with a good OBP, and very good defensive play. Why not let these guys go to spring and fight for the starting spot. We still have Satin to platoon with whoever winds up winning the position. That would mitigate any lack of production. Ike or Duda platooned with Satin=a reasonable first base option at least. The Mets should take the next step and get Drew. This would add overall power value to the infield and lessen the need for superior production from first base. It would also balance and extend the lineup nicely. Anyway, what are your thoughts.