Mets Notes: Niese, Bay

The Mets are nearing a five-year extension with left-hander Jonathon Niese. Here’s an update on the contract talks and some more notes on New York’s National League team…

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  1. JoshSyvertsen 3 years ago

    Locking up Niese is a good sign that Sandys purse strings may be lightening a bit

    • It’s also a good sign that Sandy may be able to do some long-term planning and payroll structuring, now that the Mets have more certainty w/r/t their financial obligations over the next few years.

  2. BronxMets 3 years ago

    Enough about speed. Where did Reyes 50 SBs get us?

    • wnymetsfan 3 years ago

      He hasn’t even had 50 since 2008. He had 30 in 2010 and 39 in 2011. Reyes as much as I like him as a player has not been using his speed nearly as much in recent years.

  3. stolen bases are not part of the moneyball equation, so this is a non-issue

  4. GoFish 3 years ago

    – Niese is a good, young pitcher who is often overlooked because he plays on the Mets.  Signing him to an extension would be a good move.

    – Bay will be fine.  Moving the fences in at Citi Field could give him more confidence.  It could also boost his numbers up a bit.  His replacement probably would not be as good as him.

    – Where’s the speed?  Andres Torres, Ruben Tejada, David Wright (if healthy), Jason Bay.  My predictions for them (respectively): 25 SB, 12, 21, 14.

    • chico65 3 years ago

      I don’t know…I think Theo got it right with Bay.  I love the guy, but 32MM still left on the contract?  That’s maniacal.

    • formerdraftpick 3 years ago

      They should have just moved home plate closer to the outfield.  It would have been a lot cheaper. 

  5. Pitching, pitching, and more pitching. That’s what the Mets need to focus on. They need to develop a closer, possibly Mejia or Familia, and Harvey and Wheelerlook as though they will be staples of the rotation for years to come. 
    Between Parnell, Familia, and Mejia in the bullpen and Wheeler, Harvey, and Niese in the rotation the Mets have some good young arms that could dominate the league for a while. 

    • As much as I like Harvey, Wheeler, and all the other young pitchers, I’m not trusting them to be staples of the rotation until they have some major league success. Lastings Milledge, Fernando Martinez, and Carlos Gomez was supposed to be our starting OF for 10-15 years, and none made an impact for the Mets. So I love prospects, and I love a deep farm system, but until these guys produce at Citi Field, I’m not calling them staples of anything. 

  6. Super_Hero 3 years ago

    He should had did some long term planning and traded Reyes at his valued peek. the only long term planning was selling Reyes jerseys until he left without a contract offer.

  7. ElGaupo77 3 years ago

    The Mets are just posturing with Bay.  They do not want his option to vest so they will try to shave as many ABs off as possible without inciting a Player’s Association grievance.

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