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A Case For Not Trading Gee

There’s been a lot of talk about the Mets wanting to trade Dillon Gee. I understand their reasoning and on the surface it all makes sense. However, I wouldn’t be the contrarian I am if I didn’t examine the other side. Sure, the rotation looks crowded with the return of Matt Harvey. But, what if his return from elbow surgery isn’t smooth? What if Jon Niese continues to falter...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Mets’ Opening Day Roster

As much as they are trying to trade Dillon Gee, realistically I believe the Mets are done for the winter and will hibernate until spring training. They might pull something off with Gee, but I doubt he will bring back much substance. Whether it is Gee, Bartolo Colon or Jon Niese, they aren’t likely to make a worthwhile deal until the trade deadline. There are too many free agents...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who starts for the New York Mets on Opening Day?

Terry Collins told the Post that there is a possibility the Mets hold out Matt Harvey during the team’s first road trip as a way to conserve innings. It is a long way down the road, but if the Mets do decide to go this route then the question becomes who starts Opening Day when the New York Mets start the season against the Washington Nationals? Here are the options along with...
Via NYMetsLife
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Using recent transactions to clarify trade value for Mets pitchers

For months now, we’ve heard how Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee and Jon Niese have little to no trade value. Colon is too expensive, Gee isn’t good enough and Niese is too much of an injury risk. Yet now that some of the free agent pitchers who aren’t in the top tier have begun to sign, we see how other clubs truly view the pitchers who are no threat to win major pitching awards...
Via Mets360.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the New York Mets finished making moves this offseason?

Short answer: no, or at least I hope not. The New York Mets made one major splash this offseason, signing free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year $21 million dollar deal. The team then followed up by signing OF/1B John Mayberry Jr. to a one-year deal to serve as a right-handed bat off the bench. Now, there are two potential moves left for the Mets to make. The first is...
Via NYMetsLife
4 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Easy To Forget How Good Jon Niese Has Been

Reading the tea leaves, Jon Niese, Dillon Gee and Bartolo Colon will all inevitably be traded in the near future sooner or later and certainly before their team control with the Mets expires. Top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard will likely come in and assume a rotation spot this season, followed by the final development and eventual promotion of Steven Matz who will ultimately...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Almost Too Desperate To Deal Niese and Gee

Mets GM Sandy Alderson seems determined, almost to a fault, to trade his excess pitching and the signing of Jon Lester by the Chicago Cubs can only help in his efforts. Those wanting a left-hander, “Jon Niese is available” Alderson will tell anyone within earshot. But, first things first, he wants to dump Dillon Gee’s $5 million contract. Remember, priorities. Speaking today...
Via New York Mets Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Some intriguing shortstop trade options

As Jon Lester comes off the free agent market, teams who are seeking pitching become more and more focused on what is available.  It is well known that the Mets have made Dillon Gee and to a lesser extent Jonathon Niese and Bartolo Colon available.  These names will be intriguing to other clubs out there but not necessarily for a major impact player.  There are some names that...
Via Mets360.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Payroll Near $100 Million But Likely To Drop Before Opening Day

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York estimates the Mets payroll is currently at around $99.3 million dollars barring any further changes to the roster. With the new league minimum set at $507,500, Rubin assigned that figure to 14 pre-arbitration players while adding in the $62.5 million in guaranteed contracts to David Wright, Curtis Granderson, Bartolo Colon, Michael Cuddyer and Jon Niese...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings Blues: “Inaction” Is Making Met Fans Antsy

The 2014 Winter Meetings have started and the Mets haven’t made their long-awaited splash. Sandy Alderson has, instead, gone through his annual litany of tempering enthusiasm, lowering expectations and pricking lofty thought balloons. Since the Mets’ contingent arrived in San Diego, we’ve heard: • The payroll – currently sitting at $100 million – is more likely to go...
Via Mets360.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining Mets’ Trade Assets

I keep hearing the Mets are willing to trade and have the chips to do so. However, it is well known they aren’t willing to part with Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. So, what’s left to deal, and what is their trade value? As the Winter Meetings progress, let’s examine their trade assets: Jon Niese: Being lefthanded with a manageable salary has been...
Via New York Mets Report
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings: Top Mets Headlines For Day One

With day one of the Winter Meetings already in the books, here is a recap of yesterday’s Mets headlines: Mets and Rangers are Discussing Possible Trade Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reported that the Mets and Rangers are in trade discussions and could have something done before the end of the Winter Meetings. While there are no reports of specific players, it can be inferred that...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets shopping starting pitcher Dillon Gee

getty images The Mets are believed to be willing to part with one of their starting pitchers and while Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon would seem like the logical trade choices the team is “aggressively shopping” Dillon Gee reports ESPN New York. Gee is said to be drawling interest from the Rangers and Royals after posting a 4.00 ERA with a 94/43 K/BB ratio over 137 1/3 innings...
Via Tireball.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumors: Mets And Rangers Engaging In Trade Talks

According to multiple reports, the New York Mets and Texas Rangers are talking about a potential trade involving New York’s starting pitchers Jon Niese and Dillon Gee as well as Texas’ plethora of middle infielders which include Jurickson Profar and Rougned Odor. Sources: #Mets, #Rangers engaged in trade talks here in San Diego: http://t.co/JbMeX0sNCC — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo...
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Unlikely That Mets Deal Daniel Murphy This Offseason

December 8 Unless the Mets acquire an offensive minded shortstop this offseason, the Mets do not intend to shop or trade second baseman Daniel Murphy, according to Adam Rubin. Considering that the Mets will have to deal at least one of their top three young pitchers to acquire a shortstop of that caliber, it’s very likely that Murphy will begin the 2015 season with the Mets. December...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings Day 1: And Away We Go…

Today marks the start of the 2014 MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego, California. The Mets have already made their big move early in the offseason when they signed Michael Cuddyer to a two year, $21 million contract, but there’s still plenty of work that lies ahead. According to Sandy Alderson, there may not be anything significant happening in the next four days. He and his staff...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson On Trading Pitching: “Everyone’s Looking For Something For Nothing”

Speaking to reporters at the Winter Meetings in San Diego, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson described his inability to trade one of his pitchers as follows: “Everybody’s looking for something for nothing.” As most of you already know, the Mets are actively trying to deal at least one of their bottom three starting pitchers; Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee, and Jon Niese. As we’ve...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

With Starting Pitching In Ample Supply, Mets Plan To Be Patient In Dealing Arms

As most of you already know, the Mets are actively trying to deal at least one of their bottom three starting pitchers; Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee, and Jon Niese. As we’ve pointed out on several occasions, the main hurdle for the Mets thus far has been trying to move one of those arms in what is currently an extremely pitching rich market. Top free agent starters like  Jon Lester...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Willing To Eat Some Of Bartolo Colon’s Salary In A Trade

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets would be willing to take on some salary to help expedite a trade of veteran righthander Bartolo Colon. He is owed $11 million dollars for 2015, the final season of his two-year, $20 million deal he signed with the Mets last offseason. The Mets were reportedly willing to eat $2 million of his salary during the trade deadline, so...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets shopping Dillon Gee, Jon Niese, Bartolo Colon

According to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, the New York Mets are actively shopping right-handed pitchers Dillon Gee, Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon. None of the three is likely to bring back a particularly robust return. Instead, giving up a veteran arm could help the Mets plug holes elsewhere (lefty reliever, bench player or prospect) and give them some payroll flexibility....
Via Baseball Essential
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Rumors: Mets looking to trade a starter

With tons of young talent the New York Mets look ready to compete soon in the National League East.  Ken Davidoff of the New York Post is reporting that with a surplus of starting pitching, the team is aggressively looking to trade at least one of three veteran staring pitchers, Dillon Gee, Bartolo Colon, and Jon Niese. #456489832 / gettyimages.com Dealing at least one of...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Actively Shopping Gee, Niese, Colon In Pitching-Rich Market

In a followup to Sunday’s Joel Sherman column about the ill-timing of the Mets and trying to unload pitching in a pitching rich market, his colleague Ken Davidoff reports that the Mets are “actively” trying to deal at least one of the “bottom three” in their rotation; Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee, or Jon Niese. “None of the three is likely to bring back a particularly robust...
Via Mets Merized Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Trade Options Limited

The Winter Meetings begin a week from today, but the Mets’ time in San Diego figures to be uneventful because they only have one commodity to spend – and saying that is a stretch. It is fashionable to say the Mets have lot of young pitching and they do, but they aren’t willing to trade Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. You can appreciate them reluctant...
Via New York Mets Report
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Picked A Tough Offseason To Deal Starting Pitching

As the Mets continue trying to find a team they can flip at least one of Jon Niese, Dillon Gee or Bartolo Colon to, the timing couldn’t be any worse for them writes Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Given the abundance of quality starting pitching still remaining in the free agent market and also the many solid options available in trade like Johnny Cueto, Cole Hamels, Jordan...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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