Jon Niese

Mets unlikely to trade Jon Niese, not sure if buyers or sellers

The Mets have no intention of trading LHP Jon Niese, Mets GM Sandy Alderson told Jon Heyman (SI.com, July 2).

“We like Jonathan. He’s the only lefty in the rotation,” Alderson said. “We’d be hard-pressed to trade Niese.”

Niese is 5-4 with a 2.88 ERA this season, earning $5 million this season and with up to four years remaining on his current deal.

In addition to Niese’s value to the Mets on the mound, Alderson said it would be difficult to trade him since the organization has just one left-handed starting pitching prospect, Steven Matz, at Double-A.



According to Heyman, Alderson said he will wait to see how his team plays over the next 10 to 12 days before determining if he’s a buyer or seller at the July 31 trade deadline.

“We like the pen. We like the rotation. Neither is where we want it to be ultimately,” Alderson said.




105 comments
Doug Otto
Doug Otto

Add the Wipons to the mix!! #selltheteam

Adam Rosenstock
Adam Rosenstock

Thank goodness cause like it says he's the only lefty in the starting rotation. You need at least one and he's a good solid pitcher. Whenever things get good again he needs to be kept as a part of it.

Darrell Smith
Darrell Smith

They have to do something sooner or later , be it a trade for a rhph or a change of Mgr. If they do nothing and continue to play like they have ,the'll be more empty seats then they have allready and CityField will be known as City Dump or Wilpons Toumb.

Lui Leger
Lui Leger

They should but doesn't make much difference

Bob Seltsam
Bob Seltsam

I too am tired of the Mets being in the "rebuilding" mode.(6 years and counting)   I am also tired of the small market mentality the ownership seems to have adopted since the Madoff fiasco.  They just do not seem to realize you need to spend money to make money (fannies in the ball park)  No one is going to show up and spend their hard earned money if ownership will not.

A 85 million payroll in NY is a disgrace, either spend money on your team or sell it!

Jack Fitzpatrick
Jack Fitzpatrick

By all means DO NOT trade him. After all they are doing soooo well with him. With Collins as his mgr. he can't pitch more than 5 innings in a game and will probably have Tommy John surgery soon because he hasn't pitched enough.

Elías Rosa Rodríguez
Elías Rosa Rodríguez

if he is young worth it.no one in there 30's because there is saying players dont post the same numbers when there in there 30's.

Victor Lora
Victor Lora

They need to spend money on free agency and get power bats to support pitching

Victor Lora
Victor Lora

The only thing the mets have thas good is starting pitcher

Ny Predators
Ny Predators

Sell what? The only pieces which can actually perform. If you keep getting rid of players that perform when exactly will you become better. I mean I agree a guy like colon could get you a prospect but the Mets never seem to stop rebuilding. Been a small market mentality for years now

Tee Cirincione
Tee Cirincione

Good, he's young, healthy, and under our control for a few years. Trade Colon if anything

Jack Trama
Jack Trama

Don't trade anyone just shut the Mets organization down completely.

John McCarthy
John McCarthy

Keep niese, trade Colon and dice k. Pitch the youngsters.

Jose A Vasquez
Jose A Vasquez

There has been talk about this for years and I always say you do not give up on lefties more so young ones and he is starting to come into his own; leave him be. IDIOTS if they trade him

Bill McCooe Jr.
Bill McCooe Jr.

Not right now unless a power hitting outfielder in return. A solid lefty with a good salary, I would wait. Lefties a valuable commodity .

Scot Nesbihal
Scot Nesbihal

What could you get for Niese? Not much, doesn't pay to trade him now.

Jim McEnroe
Jim McEnroe

If they become sellers, I'll stop following the team.

Jersey Joe
Jersey Joe

Doesn't matter. There done. AS ALWAYS.

Kyle Paul
Kyle Paul

Good. What would we do with all of our puns that involve using his last name as a substitute for the word "nice"? And the pitching's pretty good, too. ;-)

Kevin Ma
Kevin Ma

They will do nothing just like every year.

Keith Berserker Vwo McCabe
Keith Berserker Vwo McCabe

Harvey-Wheeler-Neise-deGrom-Syndergaard. (Trade Colon,Gee and Montero) in a Package with Prospects For Offense

Keith Berserker Vwo McCabe
Keith Berserker Vwo McCabe

Tradeable Players- Colon,Gee,Montero,Flores,Tejada, Duda, Kirk, Campbell, Black....... We Can Package any of these and Get some Solid Offense in town!

Mark Rigle
Mark Rigle

this would be a terrible move. i think niese is underrated IMO

Keith Berserker Vwo McCabe
Keith Berserker Vwo McCabe

Non Tradeable Players- Harvey,Neise, Murphy, Wheeler, Syndergaard, deGrom,Lagares, Wright, Plawecki.. ( This SHOULD be our Core going Foward into 2015,16 and 17.....

Pj Peejay Anthony DeSanti
Pj Peejay Anthony DeSanti

Wright is the face of our organization and will be the METS all time leader in at least 5 categories considering he hasn't had those two individuals batting before him and after him his whole Career. Murph is a keeper. He hits for average considering 6 starters aren't anywhere near .250 Smh at people. Secondly we're missing hef, Harvey and gee....

Keith Berserker Vwo McCabe
Keith Berserker Vwo McCabe

DUH... He's the Only Lefty we Currently have to fit into our Rotation! GEE and MONTERO WILL BE TRADED! Our Rotation Next Season- Harvey,Wheeler,Neise,Syndergaard and deGrom or Colon

Pete Frate
Pete Frate

Anyone saying to trade wright or Murphy is clueless. Trade a few young arms as well as flores, recker, cambell, & Chris Young(won't get much for him though) for more bats. We need guys who's hitting style works well in Citi field. Tejada also needs to be traded but not until the Mets solidify the SS position.

Eric Hansen
Eric Hansen

A few years ago, I said to trade him for Wil Myers and ONLY him. The reason is because a ML team needs a lefty in the rotation. I would move him in a few years if Matz comes up and hold down the #3 SP spot in the rotation.

Bob Snyder
Bob Snyder

Lets get this payroll under 50 million. THATS what the fans want. THATS what we're waiting to see. SELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!