According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, The Mets and Jon Niese have agreed to terms on a five-year, $25.5 million dollar contract extension.
It also includes a sixth-year team option for $10 million and a seventh-year team option for $10.5 million, meaning Niese could potentially earn as much as $46 million over seven seasons.
Niese was set to become a free agent after the 2015 season. Now the Mets have bought out at least one of his free-agency years, and possibly three of his free-agency years.
I’m sure the Mets will send a press release soon with all the details. – RJ
Original Post 4/2
According to ESPN New York, the Mets and Jon Niese are on the verge of agreeing to a five-year deal with options for 2017 and 2018. The deal is believed to be very similar to the five-year, $28.5 million contract Derek Holland and the Rangers came to terms on last month.
The two camps are still negotiating a price tag says Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal, but are not far apart and could finalize a deal within the week.
Personally, I think this is a great move. At the end of this contract, Niese will be anywhere from 30-32, so the Mets will have hopefully locked up his prime years. If he gets the fastball, curveball and now changeup combination that he has been working on to click on all cylinders, he could be a dominant 2nd or 3rd starter for many years with the Mets.
Good to see the Mets locking up some of the young talents. Ike and Duda shouldn’t be far behind should 2012 be successful campaigns for them, which I have no doubt it will be.