Everytime I hear a rumor of trade talk swirling around John Niese I think to myself, “Why in the world would we trade Niese?!?”
Unless we get blown away with an offer of a solid young arm AND a legit offensive prospect there NO WAY in Hell Niese is sent packing.
He fits the bill in almost every criteria:
• He’s young
• He’s cheap
• He’s under Met control for years to come
• He’s a reliable lefty starting pitcher
• He’s NY tested
• He’s home grown
In other words Niese is precisely the player Alderson desperately needs on this team.
So until there is something real to report I’m disregarding any/all Niese rumors until next winter at the earliest.