• 171d
    Michael Baron @michaelgbaron

    Earlier today I proposed a Niese for Walker swap. Similar money, fills needs for both #mets #pirates. They're reportedly talking about that

  • Mets trade for Neil Walker from Pirates for Jonathon Niese

    Sporting News "The Mets have acquired second baseman Neil Walker from the Pirates for starting pitcher Jonathon Niese, according to Fox Sports. Walker, 30, has spent his entire seven-year career with the Pirates. He had a .269/.328/.427 slash line last season with 16 home runs and 71 RBIs. He also hasn't..." December 09

  • Jon Niese relishing role as Mets’ left-handed specialist

    New York Post "The left-handed specialist may as well be an endangered species this season for the Mets. One southpaw after another has seen his season cut short by injury, first Josh Edgin (Tommy John surgery), then Jerry Blevins (broken forearm) and later Dario Alvarez (groin). It opened up a spot for..." October 07

  • Jonathon Niese pitches 3 innings, watches on FaceTime as son is born

    ESPN New York "Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese has enjoyed better days on the mound, but he still should remember Friday fondly. Niese's wife, Leah, gave birth to the couple's second child, Tatum Jeffery, in Toledo, Ohio, on Friday night. Aware in the early afternoon that Leah was about to give birth,..." July 25

  • Mets’ reluctance to deal Niese opens up Double-A trading chips

    New York Post "Jon Niese is probably more valuable to the Mets taking the ball every fifth or sixth day than serving as a trade chip. With Steven Matz on the disabled list at least into mid-August because of a torn lat muscle, the club isn’t eager to deal Niese before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline,..." July 20

  • Dodgers, Cubs interested in Jon Niese

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that both the Dodgers and Cubs have interest in Mets left-hander Jon Niese. It’s been no secret that the Mets would like to move Niese and/or Dillon Gee in the right circumstances as that would relieve the logjam in the starting rotation. Niese, 28, has..." June 29

  • 335d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Dodgers interested in #Mets' Niese. Reported yesterday in this video that #Cubs had discussed him.

  • Jon Niese works to get stride right

    ESPN "Jonathon Niese spent a simulated game Thursday trying to get his mechanics back in order. Niese said he noticed in his last bullpen session that his right leg was stepping toward the first-base side -- not directly at the plate -- as he landed. That caused him to throw across his body and, he..." March 26

  • Mets’ Niese is pain-free after 59 pitches

    New York Post "Jon Niese waited until hours before the Mets broke camp to have his best moment of spring training. After throwing 59 pitches in a minor-league exhibition Thursday while his teammates were playing the Nationals in a Grapefruit League game, Niese said the left-elbow soreness that derailed him in..." March 28

  • DL expected for Niese to open season

    ESPN "The Mets have not yet learned the severity of Jonathon Niese's elbow injury. And they have not yet shared their plan with Niese, so the information is sensitive. But even if Niese's elbow issue ends up being minimal, the southpaw is expected to open the season on the disabled list, a team insider..." March 17

  • Jonathon Niese cleared to throw

    ESPN "Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese has been cleared to resume throwing after undergoing a favorable medical examination in New York, multiple sources with ties to the team told Niese underwent an MRI and was examined by team doctor David Altchek on Monday at the Hospital for..." March 17

  • 804d
    Kristie Ackert @AckertNYDN

    Niese left with left elbow discomfort, was wearing neoprene sleeve on arm the past few days. #Mets

  • Jonathon Niese's MRI shows no structural damage in shoulder, resumes throwing

    ESPN New York "An MRI of New York Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese's pitching shoulder has come back "clean," and the southpaw will resume throwing within a couple of days, manager Terry Collins said. Niese had been dispatched to the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan on Wednesday after complaining of..." February 27

  • 822d
    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    Jon Niese is going back to NYC for an MRI. His left shoulder is sore. Different area than the rotator cuff he partially tore last summer.

  • Mets beat Reds, 4-2, behind Jon Niese's seven solid innings

    Newark Star-Ledger "Back in April Jon Niese was the one starting pitcher the Mets assumed they could depend on. Matt Harvey had yet to spend a complete season in the majors. Dillon Gee was coming off surgery to remove a blood clot in his shoulder. Shaun Marcum had an extensive history of arm injuries. Jeremy Hefner..." September 25

  • Mets' Jon Niese throws three-hit shutout over Phillies, 5-0

    Newark Star-Ledger "It could be easy to forget that it was Jon Niese that started on Opening Day for the Mets. Amid a season of injuries and struggles – not to mention Matt Harvey – Niese has gotten lost in the fray. Tuesday night in the Mets’ 5-0 victory he won back the spotlight. He pitched a complete game..." August 28

  • Niese, 3 HRs propel Mets past Padres 5-2

    New York Post "If Sunday in Arizona was merely Jon Niese’s welcome-back celebration last night’s game reaffirmed the Mets lefty still can dominate an opponent. The Padres came out flailing — and failing — against Niese and never made it interesting. With Niese delivering six strong innings and Marlon Byrd Ike..." August 17

  • Mets Jon Niese returns today

    New York Post "Jon Niese has gone from Opening Day starter to almost the Mets’ forgotten man. But the lefty might look familiar to teammates today when he is scheduled to make his first start since going on the disabled list with a partially torn left rotator cuff on June 21. Niese who is 3-6 with a 4.32..." August 11

  • Returning Niese to stretch rotation to 6

    New York Post "The six-pack is set. Jon Niese returned to the Mets Wednesday and will take the mound on Sunday in Phoenix against the Diamondbacks rounding out the Mets’ six-man rotation. Niese who has not appeared with the Mets since landing on the disabled list on June 21 because of a partially torn left..." August 08

  • 1034d
    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Jon Niese says two more rehab starts before activation. Next with Class A St. Lucie Thursday. One more after that. #mets

  • Niese gets good news, should be back this season

    New York Post "Jon Niese’s season will resume. The Mets left-hander received “positive news” yesterday, according to assistant general manager John Ricco, when a follow up MRI exam in New York revealed no further damage to his shoulder. Niese was placed on the disabled list 2 1/2 weeks ago with a partial..." July 09

  • 1064d
    Kevin Burkhardt @KBurkhardtSNY

    Jon Niese having and MRI Thursday on his shoulder- if inflammation is down, he will begin throwing again. #Mets.

  • Mets’ lefty placed on DL

    New York Post "Jon Niese’s season is in jeopardy after Mets doctors yesterday diagnosed the pitcher with a partial tear of the rotator cuff in his left shoulder. The 26-year-old lefty, who was placed on the disabled list, departed early from his start in Atlanta Thursday night with soreness in the shoulder he..." June 22

  • Jon Niese diagnosed with partially torn rotator cuff

    Hardball Talk "As expected the Mets have placed Jon Niese on the disabled list after the left-hander exited last night’s start with shoulder pain. Niese got off to a terrible start this season while pitching through neck and shoulder problems, but put together a very effective stretch of late with a 1.93 ERA..." June 21

  • Niese set to return on Saturday

    New York Post "After throwing 39 pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday, Jon Niese said he is ready to make his scheduled start against the Marlins on Saturday at Citi Field. “It’s nice to throw a bullpen without feeling any soreness or pain,” the Mets left-hander said before his team beat the Nationals..." June 06

  • Mets' don't expect Jon Niese to miss another start

    Newark Star-Ledger "Collin McHugh was yesterday’s starting pitcher for the Mets because Jon Niese was skipped in the rotation because of shoulder tendonitis. Manager Terry Collins said yesterday that he doesn’t expect Niese to miss another start. "I have no reason to think he won’t (make his next start),"..." June 02

  • Mets' Jon Niese to miss at least one start

    Newark Star-Ledger "Even during a week that may stand as the best of this 2013 season, the Mets cannot avoid a trip-up. Jon Niese, the team’s Opening Day starter, will miss his scheduled start tomorrow due to shoulder tendinitis. The left-hander said his shoulder has bothered him over his last four starts,..." May 31

  • 1094d
    Mike Kerwick @mikekerwick

    Left shoulder tendinitis for Niese. Will miss at least one start. Team reevaluating in 10 days.

  • 1130d
    Kevin Burkhardt @KBurkhardtSNY

    Niese has contusion of lower right leg...X-rays negative

  • Jon Niese showing Mets he has what it takes to be leader of rotation

    New York Daily News "Whether he wanted it or not, Jon Niese has been thrust into the role of Met ace. That’s what happens when you get the nod as the Opening Day starter and then become the stopper after the team loses two in a row. Sure, it was happenstance that Niese took the mound under those circumstances against..." April 07

  • Jon Niese will get Opening Day start at Citi Field on Monday, and lefthander says he's ready

    New York Daily News "Jon Niese walked off the mound at Tradition Field ready to go. The lefty threw 4-/3 scoreless innings against the Astros, more than expected, and walked off proclaiming himself ready for his Opening Day start Monday against the Padres at Citi Field. “I felt good. Tonight it felt like I had..." March 28

  • 1164d
    Andy Martino @

    Niese officially named Opening Day starter. Santana will be on DL.

  • Jon Niese works on breaking ball

    Bergen Record "It was an interesting line in the box score: Jon Niese gave up just one hit over 4 2/3 innings Monday afternoon. But he also walked four. "I want to eliminate them," Niese said after Monday’s 11-0 win over the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Fla. Manager Terry Collins attributed the walks to..." March 12

  • Niese hit hard by Venezuela bats

    New York Post "Jon Niese knows he’s not everyone’s first choice to be the Mets’ starting pitcher on April 1. “Johan [Santana] wants that Opening Day spot, so he’s working hard for it,” Niese said. “It’s his spot. If it changes, I guess I’ll welcome the opportunity.” Santana’s availability for that first..." March 07

  • Jon Niese is key to NY Mets starting rotation in 2013

    New York Daily News "More than three weeks into a longer-than-normal spring training, all the giddy talk about the young arms, the Mets’ pitching future, is beginning to give way to the reality that the present starting rotation is full of uncertainty. And as a consequence, there is a sense that some Mets people..." March 07

  • Mets’ lefty Niese close to mastering his new pitch

    New York Post "Jon Niese is a changed man. The transformation began near the end of 2011, when the Mets lefty began dabbling with a changeup. He entered last spring training sold on the pitch and dedicated to mastering it. By the end of 2012 it was nearly mission accomplished for Niese. “He’s getting very..." March 02

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