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Mets still shopping Ike Davis to Orioles, Brewers, Pirates

Dec 27, 2013, 12:25 PM EST

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Not much going on today, but Mike Puma of the New York Post has an interesting tidbit about the Ike Davis trade speculation.

According to Puma the Mets asked the Orioles for minor league left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez in exchange for Davis and were turned down, but New York continues to talk to Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh about trading the first baseman.

Rodriguez spent last season pitching between high Single-A and Double-A, throwing 145 innings with a 3.41 ERA and 125/49 K/BB ratio. Those aren’t amazing numbers, but Rodriguez was only 20 years old and Baseball America rates him as the Orioles’ third-best prospect behind stud pitchers Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman.

  1. blynch67 - Dec 27, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    “According to Puma the Mets asked the Orioles for minor league left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez in exchange for Davis”…

    Wow, I was afraid he would be tough to move…

  2. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Dec 27, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Yea, I can’t tell you how excited I am at the thought of having that sexy .209 batting average with a whopping 9 home runs in the lineup. Totally worth the team’s 3rd best prospect.

    • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Dec 27, 2013 at 3:12 PM

      Ike Davis has registered 9 different accounts on HBT just to down-vote my comment.

      • dylanthom2013 - Dec 27, 2013 at 7:08 PM

        Maybe you should register one with “Wieters” spelled correctly.

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Dec 28, 2013 at 2:25 PM

        Maybe you should understand the joke before you act like a tough guy over the internet.

        http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/orioles/2013/06/02/matt-wieters-matt-weiters-misspelling-eutaw-street-baltimore-orioles/2382413/

      • dylanthom2013 - Dec 28, 2013 at 4:21 PM

        And was I supposed to know that was a joke dweeb since I don’t read BAL news because you know, I’m not a BAL fan?

      • dylanthom2013 - Dec 28, 2013 at 4:21 PM

        And how was I supposed to know that was a joke dweeb since I don’t read BAL news because you know, I’m not a BAL fan?

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Dec 28, 2013 at 6:31 PM

        Well, I’m a regular around here, and I’ve already explained it several times. The difference was that those times, people asked like grown adults, not pompous, arrogant, know-it-all d-bags. So, maybe next time, before you decide to put someone in their place over the internet, in a thin attempt to boost your own ego, it’s probably a good idea if you take the time to know what you are talking about before you open your mouth.

        And seriously, dweeb? What are we in middleschool?

        One more thing. Obviously you DO read BAL news because you are posting in a comment section of a BAL news article. In addition, the article is from a nationally syndicated newspaper, an article that I believe was even covered here on HBT. Not some local BAL news outlet.

  3. xdj511 - Dec 27, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Remember when you were a kid and you had a bunch of baseball cards and you were looking to make trades with your friends, and you had that one friend that so overvalued his cards that there was no point in even trying to negotiate with him? The Mets are holding a 2013 Ike Davis but think they’ve got a ’52 Mantle. Good luck with that.

    • southpaw2k - Dec 27, 2013 at 2:35 PM

      I’ll give you my Todd Van Poppel card for your Mickey Mantle rookie card.

      And I inadvertently hit “report comment” in replying to your note. Sorry about that.

      • xdj511 - Dec 27, 2013 at 3:41 PM

        Hmm… you might have to throw in another over-hyped prospect who got a number of baseball cards… preferably one who never even reached the majors… Brien Taylor maybe?

        That’s okay, it happens to everyone. The reply and report comment buttons are right next to each other and look exactly alike. It’s a design fail.

  4. andyprough1 - Dec 27, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    His OPS the last two years is worse than the guy the Pirates just ran out of town – Garrett Jones. His BA is among the worst in the majors at his position. He just got finished earning a trip to the minors last year.

    Wow. Pass.

    • Old Gator - Dec 27, 2013 at 2:50 PM

      You can’t imagine how fortunate I feel to have Garrett Jones on the Feesh. He gives us a credible threat in the annual pre-season exhibition game against the University of Macondo. After that, it’s a crap chute.

    • dylanthom2013 - Dec 27, 2013 at 7:14 PM

      He’s like Smoak. He draws walks at least which means if he can manage even .250 he’ll get on base at a decent clip. It’s not like he’s like J. P. Arencibia who draws a walk about as often as Prince Fielder tries vegetarianism.

      • Old Gator - Dec 27, 2013 at 9:51 PM

        Wasn’t Smoak the transmigrating assassin in Cloud Atlas?

  5. Gamera the Brave - Dec 27, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    This is NOT a picture of Mike Puma…

  6. ragelikegronk314 - Dec 27, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Ike Davis wouldn’t bring the females to the stadium like Garret Jones did. Cons outweigh the pros.

    • Old Gator - Dec 27, 2013 at 9:53 PM

      Oh, maybe now he’ll bring the females to Macondo Banana Massacre Field. If they can wear pasties and make the tassels spin, they can dance at the Clevelander and distract the patrons from the anguish afield.

  7. nymets4ever - Dec 27, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    I like Ike!! LGM

  8. Shinnbone - Dec 27, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Pirates have offered the Bat Boy from their single A, West Virginia team and the Mets upped their offer to include Eric Young Jr.

  9. musketmaniac - Dec 27, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    the pirates have been very quiet, which would have been fine if they were too keep jones. He is very streaky, the buccos probably waisted his hot month on morneu. who was not an improvement at all.

  10. halfful - Dec 27, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    These teams, if they really want Davis, need just to wait until the Mets release him. Don’t have to trade anybody that way..

  11. tonyc920 - Dec 29, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Heck, I wouldn’t trade one of the Klements Racing Sausages for Davis. That’s all we need in Milwaukee, another .225 hitter at $3.25 million. Don’t do it Doug !!!

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