Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets have "unsuccessfully tried" to trade Ike Davis to the Orioles for pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez.
Rodriguez is a 20-year-old left-hander that posted a 3.41 ERA with 125 strikeouts over 145 innings between High- and Double-A last season. He was recently ranked by Baseball Prospectus as the club's No. 4 prospect.
Puma notes that the Mets are "still talking" to the Orioles, Brewers and Pirates about Davis.
The Mets have made other attempts to acquire a pitching prospect from the Brewers and Pirates but were also turned down. The Mets asked the Brewers for Tyler Thornburg and have also have asked the Pirates for Nick Kingham.
It comes apparent that teams are not valuing Davis as high as the Mets thought he would be valued, especially when Davis is expected to make around $3.5 Million in 2014.
There is plenty of time before now and spring training and the worst thing that can happen at this point is to let Ike Davis prove his worth in the spring and take it from there..