Tag: Jon Niese

2013 Mets Opening Day Lineup and Roster Projection

An article by posted on March 22, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Opening Day Lineup and Roster Projection

Updated 3/22 I wanted to share Adam Rubin’s projected Opening Day roster which is not too dissimilar to what I projected. Rotation: Jon Niese, Shaun Marcum, Matt Harvey, Dillon Gee and Jeremy Hefner. Bullpen: Bobby Parnell, Brandon Lyon, LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Atchison, Josh Edgin, Pedro Feliciano and Greg Burke. Infield: Ike Davis, Justin Turner, David Wright, Ruben Tejada […]

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Governor Chris Christie Likes The Mets’ Direction

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
Governor Chris Christie Likes The Mets’ Direction

According to the Star-Ledger, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spent some time on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio channel yesterday discussing the Mets. Christie has been a long-time Mets fan, and will be in the stands on April 1 when the Mets take on the San Diego Padres on opening day. Christie went through a list […]

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Is Jon Niese Underrated?

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
Is Jon Niese Underrated?

When talking about Jon Niese… well that’s the thing. Niese isn’t often spoken about, particularly as a respected pitcher in the NL East, an esteem he deserves after his 2012 campaign. Granted yesterday’s outing in which the young southpaw gave up  four runs over 2 1/3 innings in Venezuela’s 14-10 routing of the Mets is not […]

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Terry Collins: If Santana Isn’t Ready, Niese Will Get Opening Day Nod

An article by posted on March 2, 2013 0 Comments
Terry Collins: If Santana Isn’t Ready, Niese Will Get Opening Day Nod

During an interview on WFAN with Mike Francesa, Terry Collins said that Jon Niese would get the Opening Day start if Johan Santana is not ready. The manager still believes Santana has a chance to make the start, “It’s not doubtful,” Collins said. “If he’s not ready for Game 1, I think he’ll be ready […]

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2013 Mets Projection: Jon Niese, LHP

An article by posted on February 25, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Projection: Jon Niese, LHP

The Mets signed Jonathon Niese at the perfect time early last April, inking the left-hander to a five-year extension worth just over $25 million. The contract the two sides agreed to kept Niese a Met for his final pre-arbitration years (2012), all three of his arbitration years, and at least one year of free agency. […]

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This Week’s Featured Post: The Clock Has Started Ticking On The Sandy Experiment

An article by posted on February 8, 2013 0 Comments
This Week’s Featured Post: The Clock Has Started Ticking On The Sandy Experiment

Pundits often say a college football coach deserves at least two years to turn a team over before anyone can honestly pass judgement.  That time provides the new coach with enough time to recruit his own players and implement his own scheme.  General managers in Major League Baseball get no such grace period.  Thus the […]

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The Keepers: Matt Harvey, A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

An article by posted on December 29, 2012 0 Comments
The Keepers: Matt Harvey, A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Yesterday, I was reminded about a feature I started after last season ended, entitled “The Keepers”. It’s just a few posts intended to highlight some of the bright up and coming players we have in our system. Enjoy!  After spending just over a season and a half in the minors, and dominating at each level […]

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Jon Niese, The Improbable Ace

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Jon Niese, The Improbable Ace

Dave Cameron of FanGraphs wrote a report for ESPN Insider, and listed Jon Niese as one of three left-handed starters that is developing into an unexpected ace. “Niese shares are a lot of similarities with a young James Shields. His average fastball velocity is around 90 mph, and to balance it out he leans heavily on his cut fastball […]

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Mets Wouldn’t Trade Jon Niese For Alex Gordon?

An article by posted on November 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Wouldn’t Trade Jon Niese For Alex Gordon?

John Harper of the Daily News asked a Mets source if Jon Niese would be enough to land Royals Gold Glove left fielder Alex Gordon. I was stunned to see the response he got. But would they [the Mets] be better off trading Jonathon Niese than Dickey? As a 26-year-old lefthander who is under team […]

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Cerrone: “Niese or Dickey, But Not Both”

An article by posted on November 6, 2012 0 Comments
Cerrone: “Niese or Dickey, But Not Both”

As the Mets look for ways to improve their roster heading into next year, its become apparent that their shoestring budget will force them into the trade market.  There are a million ways that could play out, but some people have their ideas.  For instance, I think the pertinent play would be for the Mets […]

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