Pirates continue to discuss Ike Davis with Mets

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets are still talking about Ike Davis with the Pirates, Brewers and Orioles, the New York Post's Mike Puma reports.

Puma also notes that the Mets were trying to get Eduardo Rodriguez from the Orioles for Davis, which might give some indication of their price. Rodriguez is a 20-year-old lefty who pitched very well in Class A+ this year, then held his own in Double-A. MLB.com ranks him as the Orioles' third-best prospect, behind Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy, but he would be ranked lower in the Pirates' system -- he throws about 92 MPH and apparently has a changeup that's underdeveloped. The closest comparable in the Pirates' system, in terms of value, is probably Nick Kingham, and I'd probably rather have Kingham, who has better stuff and more upside, despite being older. (Keith Law ranked Rodriguez the No. 44 prospect in baseball, however.)

In any case, it's no surprise that the Orioles aren't interested in dealing Rodriguez for Ike Davis. The Mets likely aren't going to get anyone that good for such a flawed player.

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