Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/7/12
Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger believes Mets lefthander Jon Niese could be a valuable trade piece for Sandy Alderson this winter citing that the team is deep in starting pitching and that they may need to deal an established player for multiple prospects in order to improve. Throughout the industry, opposing clubs have taken notice — which makes Niese an intriguing figure in what could be a tumultuous offseason for the Mets. Baseball officials outside the organization believe Niese could elicit a quality return on the trade market. “People would be interested in (Niese) because he’s a starter who some people see as a No. 3,” one executive said. “Some people see him a little bit like where they saw Gio Gonzalez last year.” “You’re looking at about two or three prospects (for Niese),” one executive said. “At least.” I could see Alderson strongly considering dealing Niese this offseason. He promised wholesale changes this offseason and we know that A) He has no money to acquire any
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