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It’s Easy To Forget How Good Jon Niese Has Been

Reading the tea leaves, Jon Niese, Dillon Gee and Bartolo Colon will all inevitably be traded in the near future sooner or later and certainly before their team control with the Mets expires. Top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard will likely come in and assume a rotation spot this season, followed by the final development and eventual promotion of Steven Matz who will ultimately...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Almost Too Desperate To Deal Niese and Gee

Mets GM Sandy Alderson seems determined, almost to a fault, to trade his excess pitching and the signing of Jon Lester by the Chicago Cubs can only help in his efforts. Those wanting a left-hander, “Jon Niese is available” Alderson will tell anyone within earshot. But, first things first, he wants to dump Dillon Gee’s $5 million contract. Remember, priorities. Speaking today...
Via New York Mets Report
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Niese: Damaged Goods or Different Goods?

An MMO Fan Shot by Chris Malia (CJM) Regarding fan opinion, Jon Niese is perhaps the most divisive player on the Mets. Scrolling through a comment thread about Niese, you can find opinions ranging from soft and overrated to gritty and extremely valuable. While value can be measured in terms of his stats and contract, his toughness or lack thereof is harder to determine. While heated...
Via Mets Merized Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Mets Wait Too Long To Trade Niese?

Andy Martino of the Daily News wonders if the Mets blew it and waited too long to trade starting pitcher Jon Niese. That there’s so little interest in him is a “striking contrast from two winters ago,” when many rivals were hotter for Niese than for the pitcher the Mets ultimately did move, R.A. Dickey, Martino writes. “This winter, the Mets would argue that a talented,...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Niese, Collins got into a war of words during final start

The New York Mets might be shopping starter Jon Niese this winter, and they’re already damning his name…which won’t do a whole lot for his trade value, even though the story itself seems relatively tame. Via the New York Daily News… In the third inning of that Friday night home game against the Astros, after Ruben Tejada had drawn a walk, Collins signaled for his pitcher...
Via The Outside Corner
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Niese Has Seen His Value Slip, But Could Be Dealt Regardless

In an exclusive report for the Daily News, columnist John Harper expands on what precipitated the heated exchange between Terry Collins and Jon Niese in his final abbreviated start of the season. According to multiple sources, Niese may have crossed the line. In the third inning of that Friday night home game against the Astros, after Ruben Tejada had drawn a walk, Collins signaled...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

An Alternate Plan: Niese And Murphy From NYM

Murphy (L), Niese (R)—(Getty Images)Everybody knows the needs. Your Carmine Hose lack: two top starters, a third baseman and a left-handed bat. And that's at a minimum—let's not forget we won a paltry 71 games in 2014. You've heard the talk about James Shields, Jon Lester, Johnny Cueto, Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez, Chase Headly—even talk of a mega-deal for Giancarlo...
Via FenwayNation
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets360 2014 projection review: Jon Niese

Prior to the start of the 2014 season the perspective on Jonathon Niese was one of low expectations for many. This was partly due to the fact that Niese had some injury concerns in 2013 and had shown some regression statistically after having a breakthrough season in 2012. In 2013, Niese’s strikeout rate had decreased, his ERA and WHIP increased and his strike out to walk ratio...
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Niese continues his second-half comeback

This weekend my brother, who I haven’t seen in nearly two years, was in town visiting. We were watching the Mets game Saturday night and he made some comments about Jon Niese that caught my ear. Essentially, he said that he keeps waiting for Niese to take the next step but that with all of the pitching the Mets have in the pipeline, he’s okay if he doesn’t get any better...
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Niese hit by ball tossed from teammate (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.New York Mets pitcher Jon Niese was accidentally hit on his side with a ball tossed by a teammate due to some miscommunication during Friday night's game in San Francisco.It happened in the bottom of the second inning after Giants batter Brandon Hicks doubled to deep right field. Niese was waiting the ball to be tossed back in from the outfield...
Via Holdout Sports
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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