Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/13/11
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the trade buzz surrounding starting pitcher Jon Niese is getting louder and that at least 3 or 4 teams are currently interested in acquiring the young southpaw from the Mets. “If the package is right, the Mets will deal him,” writes Heyman. The Mets are believed to be looking for a young pitcher (like Niese?) and a catching prospect in return. If the Mets have a price established for Niese, it means he’s on the block. This goes beyond the old adage of “nobody should be untouchable”, although it seems David Wright certainly is for now. Last week, Joel Sherman of the New York Post mentioned the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox as teams that would certainly be in the hunt for Jon Niese. My question is this: If you are serious in your assertion that you are working toward building a relevant team in 2014, why would you trade such a promising left-handed starter who will be just 27-years old and entering his prime years by that time? Niese, 25, ...
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