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:
Andy McCullough of the Star Ledger tweeted:
David Lennon of Newsday added:
UPDATED 12/7 @ 5:59 p.m.
Not surprisingly, the Sox aren’t the only ones:
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.
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.
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.
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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