MLB: San Francisco Giants at New York Mets

Niese, Granderson clear waivers

Jon Niese and Curtis Granderson have both cleared waivers, meaning they now can be traded to any team if the Mets choose to deal them, according to reporter Jon Heyman (CBS Sports, August 11).

Heyman notes that the Dodgers and Angels are looking for starting pitching help.

Most players are passed through revocable waivers during this month. If they are claimed by another team, their current team can either pull them back or work out a deal. If a player passes through waivers unclaimed, as Niese and Granderson have, their current team can freely trade them to any other team.

Niese is 5-8 with a 3.46 ERA this season. He is due $7 million next season and $9 million in 2016.

Granderson is hitting .232 with 15 home runs and 46 RBI this year. He is due to make $16  million in each of the next two seasons and $15 million in 2017.

Last season, the Mets were able to trade John Buck and Marlon Byrd to the Pirates in late August, after both cleared waivers, in return for Vic Black and top prospect Dilson Herrera.


Bartolo Colon, believed to be a prime trade candidate, is yet to be placed on waivers, according to reports (MetsBlog, August 8).




213 comments
Scrubs
Scrubs

'NY Post: Mets can’t use youth push as excuse to be cheap in offseason'. Just saw this headline. This is exactly what I fear will happen this offseason.  If DenDekker , Tda and Flores have a decent finish,  Wilpon wallets will continue in hibernation this winter.  And so will mine.

elcondor
elcondor

If a trade is in place teams tend to "respect" that. It the heat of a close pennant race that "Gentlemans Agreement" sometimes is broken

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

Not for nothing but how the heck did Byrd go unclaimed through waivers last year? With the year he was having and making less than a million? 

semperfi
semperfi

Niese could be moved and we should get value along with saving some $ in return, Lefty Matz is lights out in AA and could compete for spot in spring. I would be very surprised to see Granderson picked up, 3 yrs left on an expensive contract for his production is a tough sell. I thought Colon might go through waivers.

Matthew Toonkel
Matthew Toonkel

Teams put the majority of their roster thru waivers. It happens every year.

2ndhalffun
2ndhalffun

MDD keeps up the hitting and he needs to be at the top of the order.... 


MDD L

MURPHY L

LAGARES R

DUDA L

WRIGHT R

GRANDY L

DARNAUD R

FLORES R

PITCHER

This order also gives you a decent combination of alternating Left and right so later in the game  the opposition can't come in with say a tough lefty reliever that would face two or three lefty Mets hitters in a row. This will also allow DW to see more fastballs as they will not want to walk DW if a power hitter is up next.Wright hit in the 5th spot when he came up after Delgado and this is where he needs to return. DW is not a 3rd place hitter. Murphy should be in the 3rd hole but his numbers were bad when he hit there and likes the 2nd hole.

What do you think of this lineup?????????????????????? 

George Komninakis
George Komninakis

When will 3rd base coaches around the league decide to stop making a mockery of themselves by trying to have their runners take extra bases on Lagarese?   Today was as  humiliating as it possibly can get!!  

ponzies86
ponzies86

Stanton with 2 HR tonight. Mets need to get him!! Trade wheeler and a few others

2ndhalffun
2ndhalffun

Niese has continued to lose velocity off fastball and is an injury waiting to happen. Combined that with the escalating cost and a good outing today the time is now to trade his ass and get what you can.


Regarding Curtis..--- Who the blank would want this contract? If some team was willing to just take him so we can get rid of the remaining $45 million owed him over the next 3 years PLEASE TAKE HIM FOR A BAG OF BALLS! MDD will put up the same numbers or better than Curtis and plays better Defense and at MLB $$$$ minimum.  

Praggy Ptl
Praggy Ptl

Niese and Granderson for Stanton

metsfan91
metsfan91

Love Niese but trade him if you can. Place Colon on waivers see what happens there!

Steve Finelli
Steve Finelli

@Tarheel11 Most players go unclaimed.  If they r claimed then a deal is usually made right there if there is mutual need.

elcondor
elcondor

Rajah Davis seems to be doing a good job replacing Jackson in Detroit otherwise Granderson would have been a good fit there They are all in this year!

Frank Tangorra
Frank Tangorra

I think the offseason is a good time to move Niese. Totally agree with Matz competing for a spot. They can package Niese in a deal for a SS. Cubs are a good fit.

ccnymets82
ccnymets82

When did legares become a 3rd hitter?

Frank Tangorra
Frank Tangorra

I've been saying for some time this lineup is to left handed. Flores will not be a starting player and I expect Murphy to be traded in the offseason.

hubie_wc
hubie_wc

Lagares is not ready for the 3 hole. Not enough power or walks.

ponzies86
ponzies86

Keep Grandy lead off since they made the change he's done alot better then hitting at the 4-5 or 6 hole

2ndhalffun
2ndhalffun

@Haig Mathosian Who the blank wants his contract?!!!!You couldn't trade his ass w/o paying some of his salary!

2ndhalffun
2ndhalffun

@ponzies86 The Mets would not be able to afford the $250 million contract that Stanton would demand. 10 years @$25 million per year. NOT HAPPENING!!! The few others would be another stud pitcher like DeGrom and TDA.

Kyle Fox
Kyle Fox

@2ndhalffun

Dude - thank the good lord you are not our GM...trade DWright, Niese and Grandy...Just...genius.

I mean, if I showed you a football, a hockey puck, a basketball and a baseball, would you be able to confidently be able to pick out which one the baseball was? Totally serious question.

@MattCerrone and/or moderator; is there a way that you can implement some sort of mandatory basic baseball knowledge quiz to then give users posting permissions? Yes, I ask half in jest, but I'm certain that having that type of filter to weed out the terribly ill-informed is something that your team for this site wouldn't mind having.

mets8669
mets8669

It's amazing how quickly we are throwing David Wright away when he's been the only star player I can remember that actually wants to play here...I know he's having a bad year but I am 100% sure he is hurt aND probably needs to be on the dl but someone needs to show the young guys to play through pain when u can to win..

hankypanky
hankypanky

Hilarious. Funniest post of the week.

2ndhalffun
2ndhalffun

@Praggy Ptl The Mets would not be able to afford the $250 million contract that Stanton would demand. 10 years @$25 million per year. You are better off trading for young pitching which can be used or traded again to fill holes. 

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@Steve Finelli @Tarheel11 Agreed. But most players who are put on waivers are older players on longer term big money contracts, Ryan Howard, Curtis Granderson, etc. But Byrd was having a very good year and was on a 700K a year deal with no commitment going forward. Surprised no team took a chance on the claim. 

Brian Descovich
Brian Descovich

@Frank Tangorra Why would the cubs want Neise?    And if they did, wouldn't they have put a claim on him?   


Mets fans constantly think there are trades to be made for players that have no value to the outside world.

Brian McCarthy
Brian McCarthy

Like this.Cubs they say are talking about spending big money on pitching this offseason.So they would want to get rid of Castro's money with the ss they have.Then the Mets could go hard at Cruz.Trade Grandy.

saxon
saxon

@Frank Tangorra 

I just don't get how Flores wouldn't be the starting 2nd baseman if Murphy gets traded... if Flores does well these next few months...He has done nothing but produce big numbers at the AAA level and had the job won over Tejada earlier this year but got sick... We need run producers, guys that hit with runners on base, guys that get that runner in from 3rd no matter what...Flores has always had that ability...He has been called up 3 times this year, sporadic playing time, and now has been starting for a whopping 5 straight games...

Kyle Fox
Kyle Fox

If you can't see or feel how Granderson is more than earning his money for this team, then you should be the ones headed towards the Bronx and being fitted for a Yankee cap. Also, on your way up there, pick up a book about this game called "Baseball"; it's a pretty good and enjoyable game once you have the slightest idea as to what's going on...

Some of you 'fans' that say garbage like "Trade the Yankee" or 'Trade TDA, DeGrom, Syndegaard & Familia for Tulo!' really need to get a clue. The only thing that appears to be somewhat agreeable across the board is that this team is not far off from being a real force, and that's true. But thinking that getting rid of guys like Grandy because of his 'huge' contract or trading half of the prospects in our system we've spent years rebuilding (from nothing might I add) for players that are not just actually overpaid, but oft-injured and quite possibly well overhyped, makes me wonder how all of us can view the same thing yet see something entirely different...

LGM.

ponzies86
ponzies86

If you really believe this team can't offard Stanton then you my friend is OBLIVIOUS. there a difference between broke and cheap. Mets got the finance now its up to the owners to open the wallets which they wont cause there cheap

shinjoooo
shinjoooo

You are quite the obnoxious one, eh?

Olerud42
Olerud42

@mets8669 I think there's a great chance DW bounces back next year. Yeah, having a bad year sucks but it happens to players all the time. 

2ndhalffun
2ndhalffun

@realityck @Praggy Ptl Correct Miami would never do that trade. They want young cheap talent. They would want Thor, DeGrom and MDD for Stanton. 

jamets
jamets

@Brian McCarthy  No NL team is going to sign a 34 year old DH with problems staying healthy.  Cruz will stay in the AL and the team that signs him will be looking to dump him by mid-season because he's just not very good.

anymos
anymos

@Brian McCarthy  Nelson Cruz plays DH more than he plays the field and hasn't done much of anything since May. I think the team that gives him a multi-year deal is going to regret it. It won't be us or any team in the NL though, he can't play the field every day.  Granderson has not been a complete bust either- and calling his contract expensive is misleading.  While its expensive for us, its not the kind of deal that makes him immovable like say, Choo.  And I still think Grandy has something left in the tank, so while I would never rule out trading him- I wouldn't try to move him now, which would require eating a chunk of his deal.

jamets
jamets

@saxon @Frank Tangorra I agree that Flores would probably be the first option to replace Murphy.


But, (1) he is up to 222 MLB plate appearances without any signs of being able to hit at this level; and (2) his minor league numbers are not nearly as good as people make them out to be.  He was always good 'for his age' or "for a SS', but his career high is 18 hrs and he has a career .334 obp, even after playing the last 2 years in an extreme hitters park.  His numbers aren't bad, but his stats don't back-up a lot of the claims I'm seeing about his bat.

2ndhalffun
2ndhalffun

@ponzies86 Whther it is CHEAP or NO MONEY they are not doing 10 years $25 million per ( $250 million contract. ) So to suggest trades in which you give a team in your division tons of great young cheap  talent for a guy you will not sign MAKES NO SENSE! --So why even suggest a trade for him when you admit they will not pay him to stay here? Your comment is not well thought out.

stemog
stemog

@Praggy Ptl @realityck Since none of them are on the Mets other than Wheeler, I'd consider that. Until they prove otherwise, they're just prospects.

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

@2ndhalffun  Because most fans think that because they can successfully GM a fantasy baseball team, they can successfully GM a real MLB team.

Billy Suede
Billy Suede

@2ndhalffun you have no idea what the future may hold. it's conceivable the wilpons come to realise that they have to spend money to truly contend. nothing is impossible.