Tag: Jon Niese

Alderson: Very High Probability Wilmer Flores Is Opening Day Shortstop

An article by posted on December 16, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson: Very High Probability Wilmer Flores Is Opening Day Shortstop

A quick update live from Citi Field: Sandy Alderson confirmed once again that there is a “very high” probability Wilmer Flores is the Opening Day shortstop. “I don’t think the Jed Lowrie signing increases the probability, because we weren’t really in on Lowrie,” Alderson said. “To that extent the probability of Wilmer Flores as the […]

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

An article by posted on December 13, 2014 0 Comments
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 […]

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Latest On Dillon Gee: Rockies Are Definitely Interested

An article by posted on December 10, 2014 0 Comments
Latest On Dillon Gee: Rockies Are Definitely Interested

Adam Rubin reports that the Colorado Rockies “definitely have interest” in acquiring Dillon Gee, according to what source told him. Rubin adds that the Mets are intrigued by lefty reliever Rex Brothers, a team insider said. Brothers, 27, went 4-6 with a 5.59 ERA in 74 relief appearances for Colorado last season. Lefty batters actually […]

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Winter Meetings: Mets Approached Mariners About Chris Taylor and Brad Miller

An article by posted on December 8, 2014 0 Comments
Winter Meetings: Mets Approached Mariners About Chris Taylor and Brad Miller

Potentially some good news on the Chris Taylor front. Reporting from the Winter Meetings in San Diego, sources have told Adam Rubin that the Mets have had discussions with the Seattle Mariners about both of their young shortstops — Taylor and Brad Miller. Some reports have suggested that Seattle may keep both of them, playing […]

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

An article by posted on December 7, 2014 0 Comments
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 […]

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Jon Niese: Damaged Goods or Different Goods?

An article by posted on December 4, 2014 0 Comments
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, […]

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Minnesota Snow Storms and New York Media Maelstroms

An article by posted on November 18, 2014 0 Comments
Minnesota Snow Storms and New York Media Maelstroms

Target Field covered in ice and snow a day before Twins host the Mets. The bleak Minnesota landscape can really get to you, especially when you’re experiencing mid-January weather in November. I tend to be cranky when it’s so cold your nose hairs crackle. As a New Yorker who likes to complain I’ve run into […]

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Looking Back At Colon Deal, Looking Ahead To 2015

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Looking Back At Colon Deal, Looking Ahead To 2015

Last year’s free agent class included quite a few short term deals for starting pitchers. Mets GM Sandy Alderson signed 41-year old righthander Bartolo Colon to a two year $20 million deal last winter and the veteran proved to be a durable workhorse who led the Mets this season with 202.1 innings pitched. The deal […]

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3 Up, 3 Down: Hot Hand Luke

An article by posted on September 29, 2014 0 Comments
3 Up, 3 Down: Hot Hand Luke

The New York Mets wrapped up their 2014 campaign at Citi Field yesterday, taking two out of three from the Houston Astros to finish 79-83 on the year. The Amazins’ concluded their final two games with authority as they head into a highly anticipated offseason. Below are the series takeaways in this edition of 3 […]

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MMO Game Recap: Astros 3, Mets 1

An article by posted on September 26, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Astros 3, Mets 1

An early exit for a dealing Jon Niese and an unfortunate relief appearance by Carlos Torres coupled with a key error led to a 3-1 loss to the Houston Astros in the final series opener of 2014. Granderson began scoring with a solo shot to right with one out in the fourth, handing the Mets […]

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