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Six Reasons Why Niese For Walker Trade Made Sense

As you know, the Mets have traded left-handed starting pitcher Jon Niese to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for switch-hitting second baseman Neil Walker. From the reaction on social media it appears there’s a good chunk of fans who don’t like the deal. I’d like to point out six reasons why this was a fantastic trade for the Mets. Neil Walker is really good at baseball...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Niese Just Couldn’t Resist, Takes Shot At Mets Defense

Jon Niese didn’t take his trade to the Pittsburgh Pirates too bad. In fact, you could say he sounded like a guy who was relieved to be putting the /New York Mets behind him.’ Never being one to hide his emotions, especially if his defense let him down, Niese told Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “I didn’t enjoy facing the Pirates; they have a great lineup...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates swap Jonathan Niese, Neil Walker

The New York Mets have agreed to a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates which will send pitcher Jon Niese to the Steel City in exchange for second baseman Neil Walker, pending medical reviews reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The Mets make the move after missing out on Ben Zobrist, who opted to sign a four-year deal with the Chicago Cubs. Walker is a decent fall-back option. The...
Via The Outside Corner
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets360 2015 projection review: Jon Niese

Last offseason, all we heard was how Jon Niese was damaged goods, that he had no trade value and that he would wind up on the disabled list sooner rather than later.  Niese stayed off the DL but his season was uneven at best and by the end of the year he was relegated to the bullpen for the playoffs.  With that in mind, check in on our original piece to see what we thought coming...
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade rumors: Jon Niese edition

Reports have started coming in from Winter Meetings that the New York Mets may be willing to part with one of their starting pitchers. The team is said to be willing to listen on offers for Jon Niese. While they are not actively shopping the lefty, if the right offer came by they may be willing to part with one of the longest tenured members of the organization. As of right now Niese...
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Open To Trading Niese, But Aren’t Actively Shopping Him

While the Mets have no intention of trading any of their top pitchers this offseason, one starter they’ll consider dealing is Jon Niese if something interesting were to materialize. Assistant GM John Ricco told reporters that they are open to trading the veteran lefty, even though they are not currently shopping him. “We haven’t been actively shopping Niese, but other than...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The Pitcher With the Most Incredible Plays

What are the Mets going to do to get over the final hump? Are they going to find an upgrade at shortstop? Are they going to find an upgrade in center field? Might they dip into their vast pitching resources to swing an unforeseen blockbuster? I don’t know. Let’s watch Jon Niese play defense. Just to set the table real quick — last year, opponents bunted against the Mets 120...
Via Fangraphs
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Should The Mets Trade Jon Niese?

Tyler asks… Why is Jon Niese still on this team? They should have traded him two years ago but now it’s even more important to get rid of him and put that $9 million dollars to better use. Thoughts? Dr. Dooby replies… The frequent calls to trade Mets left-hander Jon Niese to pick up some payroll flexibility are somewhat perplexing and even misguided. Most teams need 9...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Mets trade Jon Niese over Dillon Gee?

Throughout this career, Jon Niese has been nothing short of an effective left-handed pitcher for the New York Mets. With a career winning percentage aournd .500, Niese currently finished only two of his eight total seasons with more losses than wins. Niese is also the only lefty in the Mets’ starting rotation, but with Steven Matz on his way up to the majors, Niese may begin...
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Niese: Not on the DL and pitching great

From all indications, the Mets spent a fair amount of time trying to trade a veteran starting pitcher this past offseason. The response from other teams was either low-ball offers or no offers at all, as they tried to pry loose Noah Syndergaard, instead. You can’t blame a team for trying to get Syndergaard. But you can blame them for missing the boat on Jon Niese. Here was...
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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