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The dollars and sens of a Jon Niese-Starlin Castro trade

With teams having hundreds of assets (mostly players) and dynamic varying needs it is pretty challenging to say this team should trade this player, or these players, to that team for such and such a player. Yet still we who write about baseball persist in thinking up trades and reasons for why they could work for both sides. It is evident to all that the Mets and Cubs match up well...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

It’s Time to Start Capitalizing

You know that feeling you get when you do something so amazing–like make an insane basketball trick shot or miraculously catch a falling box of cereal just before it crashes to the ground–you even surprise yourself, but you look around and no one witnessed you do it, like it’s just been wasted? I can only imagine that this is the feeling the entire New York Mets pitching staff...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Assessing Trade Value Of Jon Niese

With the emergence of Steven Matz, expect the Mets to ratchet up their intent to trade from their pitching depth to bolster their anemic offense. The Mets would dearly like to find a taker or two for Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon on the major league level; Dillon Gee in the minors; and Rafael Montero, who has spent much of the season on the disabled list. NIESE: What is his value...
Via New York Mets Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumored Baez for Niese deal could work for Mets

Bear with me for a moment, but let’s imagine the Mets are not in a deep freefall with no end in sight. Let’s assume they didn’t cough up an 11-0 streak and could hit their way out of a paper bag. Pretend the New York Mets are legitimate playoff contenders this season. Better isn’t it? Unfortunately, we’ve still got a quandary on our hands. The Mets have way too much starting...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Jon Niese vs. Milwaukee Brewers

Stat Line:  6 IP, 2 R, 8 H, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 3 K During last night’s 3-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets starting pitcher Jon Niese showed that he’s officially turned the page on his awful May performances (1-4 with 5.56 ERA, 4.55 FIP in May).  During this article I will explain the positives and negatives to take away from Niese’s start against the Brewers. Positives...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Niese Betrayed By Hitters And Defense

Just when you think you never want to see Jon Niese on the mound again for the Mets, he goes out and pitches a decent game. It was a game he could have won if the Mets had any kind of offense. Then again, Milwaukee had its chances to blow it open, but to his credit Niese kept the Mets in the game. In six innings Niese gave up two runs on eight hits and three walks. By today’s lax...
Via New York Mets Report
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Niese Has Shown Significant Improvement

In a year highlighted by one of the league’s best rotations, a big reason the Mets remain atop the National League East 67 games into the season, some fans remain unsatisfied with one particular member of that rotation. Jon Niese has had the worst start to a season of his career posting an ERA over 7 in his first 10 starts. Met fans everywhere have made it no secret that they...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Niese Shows Why He Will Be Hard To Trade

The roller coaster enigma that is Jon Niese was on full display Thursday night, which will only make it even more difficult for the Mets to trade him. Every Niese start is an opportunity for the Mets to showcase him for a trade that would open the way for Steven Matz to be promoted. NIESE: Another fruitless outing. (AP) Scouts had to wonder after the Giants loaded the bases with...
Via New York Mets Report
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Mets trade Jon Niese over Dillon Gee?

Throughout this career, Jon Niese has been nothing short of an effective left-handed pitcher for the New York Mets. With a career winning percentage aournd .500, Niese currently finished only two of his eight total seasons with more losses than wins. Niese is also the only lefty in the Mets’ starting rotation, but with Steven Matz on his way up to the majors, Niese may begin...
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Niese: Not on the DL and pitching great

From all indications, the Mets spent a fair amount of time trying to trade a veteran starting pitcher this past offseason. The response from other teams was either low-ball offers or no offers at all, as they tried to pry loose Noah Syndergaard, instead. You can’t blame a team for trying to get Syndergaard. But you can blame them for missing the boat on Jon Niese. Here was...
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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