A Niese trade unlikely tonight

UPDATED 12/7 8:01 p.m.

There has been a lot of ‘buzz’ in Dallas this evening about the Mets actively shopping left hander, Jonathon Niese (see below), however, according to Andy Martino of the Daily News, one Mets official said it’s unlikely a deal gets done tonight:

Asked 2 Mets officials if Niese would be traded tonight. Heard most likely not, but things can change fast.
@SurfingTheMets
Andy Martino

Andy McCullough of the Star Ledger tweeted:

Heard the Mets are absolutely listening to offers for Murphy and Niese. But their asking price is high, and right now no deal is imminent.
@McCulloughSL
Andy McCullough
It was described to me as more "listening" than "shopping," if that makes sense. If the deal is right, of course, they'll do it.
@McCulloughSL
Andy McCullough

David Lennon of Newsday added:

One #Mets official would be "surprised" if Niese is traded. Plenty of interest, but sounds more exploratory than final stages of deal.
@DPLennon
David Lennon
Re: Niese, starting pitching not exactly a strength/surplus for #Mets. Would need a serviceable p back in addition to other pieces.
@DPLennon
David Lennon

 

 

UPDATED 12/7 @ 5:59 p.m.

#Redsox also have talked to #Mets and have interest in Niese
@Joelsherman1
Joel Sherman

Not surprisingly, the Sox aren’t the only ones:

#mets taking to 3 or 4 teams about niese. Hoping to get multiple pieces back in return. Maybe a catcher, infielder and prospects
@Jon_Heyman
Jon Heyman

ORIGINAL POST 12/7 @ 4:31 p.m.

Apparently David Wright’s name is the only one that isn’t being thrown around as the New York Mets continue their activity at the Winter meetings.

Now told young plyr #Mets talking most about is Niese, not Davis. Idea is to find teams who find Gio price too high and get multiple pieces
@Joelsherman1
Joel Sherman

Other sources confirmed that while the team isn’t actively shopping Ike, they would likely listen to offers, which only makes sense.  As for Niese, while the initial thought may sting, Joel Sherman of the New York Post sums up what the team’s thinking might be in engaging in trade talks for the 25-year-old lefty.

Concept for #Mets would be trade Niese, get competent SP back, help now, but add multiple pieces in SP-hungry market. Prospects would b key
@Joelsherman1
Joel Sherman
#Mets feel have young stable of SP coming Familia, Harvey, etc, and can use Niese to add hi-end position prospect to have group rise at once
@Joelsherman1
Joel Sherman

Sherman went on to tweet:

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Alderson administration has no allegiance to any #Mets plyr, if think can turn $1 into $1.25 will do it with eye on their horizon which is long-term contention begin in 2014. By then, think Harvey, Wheeler, Familia, Mejia will be helping. Need position youngsters to add.

Minaya drafted Niese, now works for #Padres who r definitely interested . So r #Rockies. 1 #Mets official said “lots of interest”

1 person from opposing team who has talked with #Mets about Niese said intriguing, Young, controllable, LH with upside
@Joelsherman1
Joel Sherman

Again, this kind of move may not be popular but it’s all about the market.  To be honest, after hearing all the buzz surrounding Gio Gonzalez this offseason and the rumblings of the ridiculous contract C.J. Wilson may cash in on, even after his postseason performance, I wondered aloud what someone like Niese might bring back.  I like Jonathon Niese and thought he would take a bigger step forward last season but his ceiling seems to be as a #3 starter.  If the team can find someone that will value him as more than that in a trade, then they should be all ears in what appears to be a sellers market.

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  • goal27

    this is a major market team?  they are more like the pittsburgh pirates.  i hope they get rid of niese and ike davis so no one will ever go to a mets game again.  can we trade the wilpons ?   both wilpons for a used rosin bag. 

  • goal27

    this is a major market team?  they are more like the pittsburgh pirates.  i hope they get rid of niese and ike davis so no one will ever go to a mets game again.  can we trade the wilpons ?   both wilpons for a used rosin bag. 

  • goal27

    this is a major market team?  they are more like the pittsburgh pirates.  i hope they get rid of niese and ike davis so no one will ever go to a mets game again.  can we trade the wilpons ?   both wilpons for a used rosin bag.