Found April 05, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Picimg_mlb_mar_17_d626
Just a couple of thoughts on that bizarre Marlins pregame ceremony and the reports of a 5-year Niese extension. What a despicable act by the Miami Marlins last night, who decided it would be a brilliant idea to wheel out the ailing boxing icon Muhammad Ali as part of their pre-game ceremonies. Sorry, but that was a terrible call, and to use someone so legendary and obviously so frail as a stage prop was uncalled for. It was emabarrasing to see and all I could feel was outrage for the Marlins and sadness for the one they used to call “The Greatest”. Ali was supposed to throw out the first pitch, but couldn’t because of the severity of his Parkinson’s Disease, and in fact he didn’t even utter a word. It was a bad scene. Can you believe that same folks who predicted bankruptcy and scandal for the Wilpon family, are now spinning the recent news about a potential five-year deal for Jon Niese as a Wilpon concocted PR scheme? I’d link you, but I don’t want to stir things up. However I’m...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Breaking News: Mets & Niese Reach Agreement On 5 Year Deal

As had been rumored earlier this week, the Mets and lefty Jon Niese were in fact making progress on an extension.  As per ESPN's Adam Rubin, those talks led to this afternoon's announcement that the Mets and Niese have reached a five year deal worth a minimum of $25 million.  Rubin writes that the deal includes two team options which can raise the monetary value of the...

Good move with Niese contract

With Opening Day hours away, the Mets began the 2012 season on a positive note by agreeing to a contract with left-hander Jon Niese. In agreeing to the five-year, $25.5 million deal – pending a physical – the Mets will avoid the arbitration and free-agent processes and locked up one of their most important young players. NIESE: Sound move by Mets With the Mets resolving their...

Smart Move With Niese Contract

NIESE: Sound move by Mets With Opening Day hours away, the Mets began the 2012 season on a positive note by agreeing to a contract with left-hander Jon Niese. In agreeing to the five-year, $25.5 million deal – pending a physical – the Mets will avoid the arbitration and free-agent processes and locked up one of their most important young players. With the Mets resolving their...

Mets pitcher Niese happy with new deal

When Jonathon Niese strides to the mound Sunday for his first start of the year, he will do so with a new sense of confidence and a carefree attitude. That's what a $25.5 million contract can do for someone. The left-hander was smiling Thursday, a day after agreeing to a five year deal with the Mets that could keep him in New York through 2018. ''It means a lot. It...

Mets And Niese Agree On 5-Year Extension Worth $25M

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, The Mets and Jon Niese have agreed to terms on a five-year, $25.5 million dollar contract extension. The deal also included an option for 2017 and 2018 that could raise the total value of the deal to $52 million, Rubin reports. David Lennon of Newsday reported the option years could bring the total value to $46M. I’m sure the Mets...

AP source: Niese, Mets agree to $25.5M deal

Jonathon Niese can afford his own nose jobs in the future. In the Mets' first major move since resolving the lawsuit by the trustee in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, the team agreed with Niese on a $25.5 million, five-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal had not yet...

Comps Say Niese Extension a Good Deal

The Mets extended lefty Jonathon Niese for five years and $25.5 million, and even without the two club option years ($10 and $10.5 million respectively), the deal should be a solid one for the front office. They’ve bought out all of his arbitration years, a year of free agency, and have two friendly options — and his comps suggest that he’ll make the deal look good. Using...

Report: Mets give LHP Niese five-year deal

The New York Mets have reached an agreement with left-hander Jon Niese on a five-year, $25.5 million deal, according to an ESPNNewYork.com report. The deal, pending a physical, also includes a pair of team options. The 25-year-old Niese was 11-11 with a 4.40 ERA in 27 appearances (26 starts) last season, setting a career high for wins. His season was finished in August after landing...

Good Move: Mets, Jon Niese agree to five year, $25.5M deal with two team options

Important!According to multiple reports, The Mets and Jon Niese have agreed to a five year, $25.5 million deal with team options for a fifth and sixth season of $10 million and $10.5 million. The total value of the contract is $46 million, which is by far the biggest contract Mets GM Sandy Alderson has given out. We are not a news blog. But, it’s definitely important to give you...

Mets sign Jon Niese to a five-year, $25.5MM deal

The New York Mets have agreed to a five-year, $25.5 million deal with left handed pitcher Jon Niese according to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger. He adds that the deal includes team options for a sixth and seventh year for $10 million and $10.5 million respectively. Niese, 25, is a career 22-23 with a 4.39 ERA, 0.9 HR/9, 3.0 BB/9 and 7.6 SO/9 in 370.2 innings throughout...

Mets Over/Under’s: Starting Rotation Win Totals

The Mets starting rotation has been virtually the same group over the past few seasons. Most of these starters have seen their win totals fluctuate wildly over that time. Some have had drastic drops or increases in performance and that makes it difficult to predict what you can realistically expect from them each season. Below are some Over/Under’s on the win totals for the Mets...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.