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JON NIESE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jon Niese: Breakout candidate?

At FanGraphs, Josh Barnes posted a wonderful piece of community research concluding that Jon Niese is poised to have a breakout season in 2015.  Before continuing reading this article, I’d highly recommend reading what Barnes wrote if you haven’t already. His reasoning is that Niese developed a solid changeup in 2014, leading to its increased usage in August and September, leading...
Via Mets360.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Metrics Point To Breakthrough Season For Jon Niese

In a in a recent piece on Fangraphs, Josh Barnes takes an in depth look at how Jon Niese had improved the last two months of the 2014 season. By using an improved change up, Barnes shows how Niese has become more effective and a better pitcher since last August 6th. While Barnes writes this from a fantasy baseball perspective that views Niese as merely an average pitcher, its information...
Via Mets Merized Online
23 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
December 04, 2014  |  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

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...
Via Mets360.com
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...
Via Mets360.com
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Niese to DL, Gee scheduled to return

The New York Mets have placed Jon Niese on the 15 day disabled list and called up Buddy Carlyle from Triple-A Las Vegas. This seems to be unrelated to the fact that Niese left his last start after being hit in the back with a line drive. The team has said that Niese’s shoulder is strained and so they will shut him down for two weeks so he can rest. Jon Niese will miss his last...
Via isportsweb.com
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Niese Likely Heading To DL With Shoulder Issue

According to a report by Danny Knobler for ESPN New York, lefthander Jon Niese is likely heading to the disabled list with a shoulder issue. Niese, who wasn’t available to the media before Saturday’s game, was said not to be in agreement with the decision. The Mets announced early in Saturday night’s game with the Texas Rangers that veteran reliever Buddy Carlyle will join...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 05, 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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