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
Well, this has been the same since the Winter Meetings. Sandy Alderson has been very successful in getting as much out of teams as possible when trading away talent, but teams seem to be on to how significantly damaged the goods of Ike Davis are. Eduardo Rodriguez is a high upside pitching prospect in the Orioles organization, and would be an extremely high price to pay for a first baseman with Ike's spotty history. It would be great if Alderson found a way to do it.
At this point, the options for moving Ike are growing slimmer. If we plug the hole at shortstop, I would be much more amenable to giving Davis one more chance to straighten himself out, especially since he would have the chance to do so further down in the lineup.