Jon Niese’s shoulder is OK

Jon Niese’s shoulder is fine, MRI results showed on Thursday (Puma, Feb. 27).

Niese is expected to return to camp and resume throwing.

He was sent back to New York on Wednesday after experiencing dead arm and pain in his triceps.




125 comments
Ed Renner
Ed Renner

Same old same old. This guy is always hurt, always full of promise, and always right around .500. That is a mediocre record....period. I don't understand all the fuss over Jon every year.

Jimmy
Jimmy

Jon Niese for Brad Miller, before it's too late. That shoulder is gonna go, long before the Super 2.

George Friedman
George Friedman

Hey this is the mets medical staff. The probably did the MRI on his right shoulder

Frank Garza
Frank Garza

Better get  five 2nd opinions.  This is Mets doctors.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

I still don't believe this is the last we will hear on this issue. At some point between now and the All Star break this will pop up again and they'll find that there is something wrong with his left arm.

MetsGoLetsGo
MetsGoLetsGo

Wait...this isn't how its supposed to work.....

mets2891
mets2891

Thank god, seriously, this would've just been cruel.

Ronnie Stanton
Ronnie Stanton

Thank you god. God is good. Now let's win the championship . Lets go mets

Haig Mathosian
Haig Mathosian

If the mets doctors say it's OK, you know what that means: his career is over and he'll never pitch again

amazagain
amazagain

that's a shocker... totally expected the word "rotator" in the next thing we heard about Niese. Could this be the harbinger of a reversal of fortunes for the Amazins?

Eddie_Dean
Eddie_Dean

I just looked up Jon Niese's contract. They control him at a reasonable salary through the 2018 season, at which point he will be just 32. Those looking to trade him are probably never getting their wish. Or at the very least, they're not getting it anytime in the next 3 years. With how little the Mets have to work with financially, Sandy will move one of the big prospects before he moves that contract. Plain and simple.

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

I will feel better when he is on the mound again. Above what we have seen with the Mets I have very little love for HSS.

nagel100
nagel100

pitchers throw a ball in a very unnatural activity.  you are always one pitch or several  away from a major injury.  Not one of you knew Harvey was headed for TJ surgery.  he had the perfect  form, smooth motion.  etc.  all BS.  the arm was not made to throw a baseball.  From Koufax to Santana to  Harvey there are a hundreds of arms being damaged and requiring surgery or simply being unable to perform.  


That is why you need depth at that position like no other.  Mets have done exactly that.  created depth in the system.  you need some luck and you need real talent.  i think Mets have taken the right path.  The young arms have started to arrive.  Harvey, Wheeler and a host of others should provide the foundation of a really good staff for the mets for years to come.  Citi Field requires pitching and defense if you want to succeed.  offense is always a must but limiting runs is just as important as creating them.


is there any of you that won't be interested in seeing what Thor , Mejia, Montero can do once they get on the mound?   Perhaps the fans will come back and the Wilpons can get a better handle on their finances.  They are not going away.  they are not selling the team.


A real Met fan is someone who while being realistic should also be optimistic.  If you already so cynical that looking at an MRI ( any technician much less a orthopedist can do that and tell if there is a problem.) that you want to trade the man when the report comes back positive you might as well stop being a fan and pick up another hobby.

simbad
simbad

"It's just an iceberg, Captain. Shouldn't be a big deal."

Brian Hersh
Brian Hersh

Its going to be his elbow....they totally abused him last year so Harvey wouldn't get hurt

forge344
forge344

Finally some good news for this club. The Quest for 90 wins begins!! 

Binnie Aquilino
Binnie Aquilino

Thank goodness! Can't afford to lose one of the "good" ones!

Kendrick Melo
Kendrick Melo

I need a second opinion on this, i dont trust the Mets doctors.

Kevin LaFaso
Kevin LaFaso

Hey guys not for nothing we aren't talking about a 20 game winner here stop acting like the world ends if he's hurt

Kevin LaFaso
Kevin LaFaso

Next week it will be season ending surgery

buddyryan
buddyryan

Good news...winning more than 73 games is possible with a healthy Niese.

Looking forward to 2015 with Harvey back and Thor in the starting staff...but unless the Payroll goes north of 100-1110 million, the line-up will still be a mess

John Purvis
John Purvis

They probably did the MRI on his right shoulder...

cver
cver

We will continue to have his shoulder hanging over our head, but anyway, he's a good guy and I wish him the best.

tullydew
tullydew

Was just listening to WFAN and they said Yankee baseball is next. It finally set in that the Mets are gone. So pissed, WFAN should be the home of the Mets.

aaar2d2
aaar2d2

ugh..sandy's drunk tirade now sterling and waldman on the Fan
..gimme a copy/paste Drew post

nym68
nym68

The people saying to trade Niese for Franklin are morons . Why would you trade an experienced, young, good, LEFTY, with a very team friendly contract for a shortstop the Mariners don't think is good enough to make their team? The MARINERS...not the 1927 Yankees.... The MARINERS! 




eric88
eric88

@Brian Webster  Absolutely correct. Let him make 3 spring starts and trade him for a SS, before you know what. Now you will have the post about oh, he's the only LHP. So what, none or one.I rather have avery good RHP than a mediocre LHP.This guy won't even crack the rotation later this year and definately not in 2015. We need a good SS than him. Pitching is our strength and middle infielders or biggest weakness. 

buddyryan
buddyryan

@Brian Daley I do believe the medical process for the Mets has improved under SA.  Under Omar's regime there was a rush to put guys back on the field, probably because of their fear of losing their jobs.  SA has no worries, he's not going any where.  So I take the Mets and their medical staff at their word, that Niese is ready to resume ST.  I'm more concerned about the question marks regarding the line-up....and there is no one ready in the minors to help...well maybe Puello later in the year

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@Eddie_Dean  See you said it there though, "with how little the Mets have to work with financially". That's exactly why I think the Mets will move him. Based on what I found on Baseballprospectus his contract runs through 2016 with club options in 2017 and 2018. But by 2016 you are paying Niese 9M to be a fourth starter (behind at minimum Harvey, Wheeler, Thor)? With their financial issues I just don't see how they can afford to pay a 4th starter 9M. 

chasesimms
chasesimms

"God" had no more to do with it than Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy.  

eric88
eric88

Your right, so you trade Niese now before it is to late.

eric88
eric88

What! It's because they have another young S/S who is a defensive wiz. They Unlike us have enough offense. This kid is 22 and last year had 12hrs and 45 RBI in 71 starts. He was a top 50 prospect coming in. The Mariners want pitching. You move Niese now before he goes down. Right now he is our goth starter and later this season # 5or6. Next year with Harvey back he won t crack the rotation. Smart guys like us trade from strength to get a good young controllable player that fills a weakness.

Eddie_Dean
Eddie_Dean

@nym68 I would mostly have to agree. Lefty pitching is so freaking hard to come by. And that contract can't be undervalued. It gives them the payroll flexibility this team desperately needs.

lindro88
lindro88

@nym68  Not that I would trade Niese for Franklin, but he is good enough to make the team.  They have this new player Robinson Cano, and good young SS named Brad Miller. So they are  trying to trade a very highly regarded young player who they don't need.  

nncyel
nncyel

@Brian Daley @amazagain  Niese's problem last year was a partially torn rotator cuff, not an elbow problem. You do know don't you that Tommy John surgery is for elbow repair not shoulder repair, right? I think I'll trust doctors and the Mets medical staff more than your gut, sorry.


Not sure how you've divined that players don't want to disclose injuries because they dislike Terry Collins. Based upon posters on this site? Really? How would they (you, me) know? Then out of left field a conclusion that a number of Mets players are more insubordinate than any other baseball players on planet Earth. You really need to go to Hollywood and write for television shows or movies. You have the most fertile imagination I've seen in a while. Of course, as that imagination applies to the NY Mets, it's pure unadulterated BS. 

Eddie_Dean
Eddie_Dean

@Brian Daley @amazagainWhat in the world would make you think he needs Tommy John? He hasn't had any elbow or forearm discomfort. The pain was in his triceps. (Which actually could be worse since it could signify a shoulder problem, but the MRI came back clean)

Ed Yano
Ed Yano

Niese's has no trade value now.You don't really think the other teams don't know what's going on with him.They are not giving up anything for a pitcher who missed time last year with shoulder problems then needed anMRI the first week of S T,

Eddie_Dean
Eddie_Dean

@eric88You're banking on ALL of the following things happening for that trade to make any sense: Harvey comes back and is fine. Gee puts together an entire season that resembles the last 4 months of last year (which would be the first time he's done that in his career). And finally all 3 of Wheeler, Thor, and Montero pan out as higher end starters than Niese, OR at least 2 of them do AND Colon sticks around for next year and isn't traded at the end of this year.

All of that stuff happening isn't nearly as likely as you seem to think it is. What happens if Syndergaard and/or Wheeler turn out to be Mike Pelfrey, Gee goes back to having a 6.00 ERA, and Harvey needs 2 years to fully recover from his Tommy John a la another pitcher in the organization, Steven Matz? We might miss Niese at that point if they've traded him for a SS who some think isn't really a SS anyway, but a second baseman playing short...

eric88
eric88

He is the obvious choice because the contract is reasonable and we have tons of pitching but no SS. No Brainer. You take a better rightly over a lefty every time.

eric88
eric88

Thank you for explaining to the genius

Eddie_Dean
Eddie_Dean

@eric88 If they have "tons of pitching" then trade someone who hasn't proven they can actually pitch at the major league level for him, like Mejia, Montero, deGrom, Matz, etc. Or trade someone closer to free agency that they likely won't extend, like Gee. Not the lone lefty in the rotation, who's already shown he can be a middle-of-the-rotation starter, and who they control at a reasonable price for years moving forward.