Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the New York Mets are still discussing Ike Davis with the Pirates, Brewers, and Orioles.
Mets have unsuccessfully tried to get pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez from Orioles for Ike Davis. Still talking to Brewers, Orioles, Pirates.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) December 27, 2013
The Mets have tried to get Eduardo Rodriguez from Baltimore, according to Puma, although Baltimore refused to deal him. Previously the Mets had tried to pry Tyler Thornburg away from Milwaukee in exchange for Davis. It seems they’re still aiming high, looking for a top pitching prospect or a guy who is major league ready. It’s not a bad approach to take. There’s no reason for the Mets to back down on the demands for Davis right now. Also, if Mark Trumbo can land the Angels two top pitching prospects, then the Mets might as well hold out for one for Davis.
None of the teams seem to be budging to the Mets demands, and I don’t think they have any reason to come down in price anytime soon. It seems this will carry over to the New Year.