Mets Listening On Niese, Others In Trade Talks

The Mets are being aggressive at the Winter Meetings, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post, talking about everyone except David Wright. Among young players, the Mets are talking the most about Jonathon Niese rather than Davis, tweets Sherman. Niese, 25, is under team control through 2015 and could be an alternative for teams that find Oakland's asking price too high for Gio Gonzalez. Here are today's rumors on Niese and other Mets trade candidates, with the newest updates on top:

  • Teams have been inquiring about Mike Pelfrey as well, but the Mets were underwhelmed by the offers, tweets Martino.
  • The Mets would like a placeholder starter for their big league club in addition to a prospect for Niese, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post and Sherman (Twitter links). Sherman points to Jason Hammel as a possible match, though Troy Renck of the Denver Post (on Twitter) hears the Rockies haven't had discussions with the Mets.
  • The Red Sox aren't a match for Niese, says Alex Speier of WEEI.
  • The Padres aren't interested in Niese, a source tells Martino (Twitter link).
  • Andy Martino hears the Mets would have to get a lot if they were to trade Niese, and aren't close to anything. Two team officials that spoke to Martino don't expect a trade today (Twitter links). Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger adds, via Twitter, that the asking price for Daniel Murphy is also high.
  • The Blue Jays are also talking to the Mets about Niese, tweets Sherman. The Yankees have also called, but Sherman isn't sure how serious they are (Twitter link).
  • The Mets are hoping to get multiple pieces in return for Niese, tweets Jon Heyman of MLB Network. They're interested in adding a catcher, an infielder, and prospects.
  • The Red Sox have talked to the Mets and have interest in Niese, says Sherman.
  • The Padres and Rockies are among the teams interested in Niese, tweets Sherman.  The Padres could get in on Niese but have not engaged yet, adds Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.

Luke Adams contributed to this post.


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135 Comments on "Mets Listening On Niese, Others In Trade Talks"


Michael Perri
3 years 7 months ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

Yes, the Mets are officially on crack.

oleosmirf
3 years 7 months ago

not really. The Mets have another two years of being in 5th in the NL East. If you can get a top prospect or two for him then by all means do it.

Would give the Mets some of the best collection of top young arms in the game

slider32
3 years 7 months ago

R you kidding!

CitizenSnips
3 years 7 months ago

Another? They haven’t been in 5th since 2003, though I know what you mean.

CitizenSnips
3 years 7 months ago

Another? They haven’t been in 5th since 2003, though I know what you mean.

HateTheCoupons
3 years 7 months ago

Not even sandy is this stupid, is he?

Bluejaysnation
3 years 7 months ago

would be very smart for the Mets to unload Niese and Wright. They’re in full rebuilding mode .

3 years 7 months ago

Say wha?  Why would the Mets trade Ike Davis?  He doesn’t even start arbitration for another year or so!

notsureifsrs
3 years 7 months ago

it would make sense to me if they were selling everybody. but keeping wright while selling players like davis is all kinds of backwards

Bluejaysnation
3 years 7 months ago

Agree, as long as they can get full value out of Wright they should unload as soon as possible.

sec3mysofa
3 years 7 months ago

Of course they’re being aggressive–they’re in New York.

3 years 7 months ago

Ike Davis?!  He is one of the few Mets I would actually want them to keep.

MadmanTX
3 years 7 months ago

The Rangers like Ike?

Rangersfan32
3 years 7 months ago

I don’t know why. Seems to me he’s no upgrade over the Moreland/Napoli/Young trio. And I’d like to see Texas move Mike Olt to 1B. He could take Moreland’s spot soon and Moreland could be a nice trade chip.

okbluejays
3 years 7 months ago

I’d LOVE Davis on Toronto.

101andCounting
3 years 7 months ago

I’d like him in Chicago

Blue387
3 years 7 months ago

Chicago needs a lot of things.

101andCounting
3 years 7 months ago

Let’s be honest here, we both do.

3 years 7 months ago

Can’t argue with that

3 years 7 months ago

Somethings wrong here, why trade a 24 year old 1st baseman when you’re rebuilding? They have to know they’re rebuilding right? 

101andCounting
3 years 7 months ago

They’re contending, actually. The Mets believe that they’re just one or two pieces away from a playoff berth.

YaGottaBelieve11
3 years 7 months ago

This would be an enormous mistake.

Sage
3 years 7 months ago

Brewers had best be in on Davis. If the Mets are serious about trading him, Brewers need to make an offer.

mookie_and_doc
3 years 7 months ago

interesting…but if they’re going to be aggressive, why aren’t they discussing Wright.  I do believe selling on Davis right now is smart, despite the fact that he was hurt. 

Joe Valenti
3 years 7 months ago

why is it smart? he has the possibility of being a top 5 1st baseman and being paid the league minimum

Crowned_59
3 years 7 months ago

You better not trade Ike he is the last thing I got!

3 years 7 months ago

Seriously?  Ike Davis is going to be great why would they trade him?

grownice
3 years 7 months ago

 Because he’s going to be great.

mikefichera
3 years 7 months ago

yeah, he might one day be good and then the mets would have to extend him.

CommonSenseMets
3 years 7 months ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

All Day Réy
3 years 7 months ago

This is a joke right?

Sampsonite168
3 years 7 months ago

Who would play 1B? Makes no sense.

guydavis
3 years 7 months ago

Duda or Murphy I suppose. But you’re right, it makes no sense. Guess it means they’re serious about keeping Wright though.

3 years 7 months ago

The Mets would be so foolish to trade their only real player with potential…

supersteve1492
3 years 7 months ago

you gotta be kidding me! this has got to be a joke. look ike Davis is young, cheap, and was injured. Do not trade Ike Davis!!! When wright leaves he will be face of the franchise

GasLampGuru
3 years 7 months ago

Ike Davis would be a STUD playing half his games in Arlington Stadium.  He’d help balance out a predominantly right-handed hitting lineup, too.  Interesting.

3 years 7 months ago

Baltimore needs a left handed hitting 1b. Make it happen DD!

3 years 7 months ago

Well take Machado then, thanks

OhthePossibilities
3 years 7 months ago

You can have Brian Matusz.

3 years 7 months ago

Well take Machado then, thanks

Diego Garcia
3 years 7 months ago

This would be an EPIC mistake.