Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Mets listening to offers for Niese

Photo by Michael Baron

The Mets are listening to offers for Jon Niese, the 25 y/o left hander is a lifetime 22-23 in 65 starts over four seasons (two partial/ two full seasons).

It doesn't hurt to listen but it seems odd that the Mets who don't have major league pitching depth, would actively shop their #3 starter who is a young, inexpensive, lefty and they will control for four more years.

My guess is that if Niese is truly that available it's because the Mets feel he'll garner the best package while being replaceable.

There are reportedly several teams but the Mets don't feel anything is eminent...