Jonathon Niese RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mets will give Jonathon Niese a shot in their rotation

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets will turn to veteran left-hander Jon Niese in their rubber game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday at Chase Field. Niese is slated to make his first start since July 10 when he was a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Niese opened the season in Pittsburgh's rotation but then..." August 17

  • Pirates trade Jon Niese to Mets for Antonio Bastardo

    Bucs Dugout "In a move that is, apparently, not some typo or discarded Kafka plot, the Pirates have traded Jon Niese back to the Mets for Antonio Bastardo. Both players, then, return to their former teams, who each shrug and say, "Whoops." Bastardo is also under contract for 2017, so the Mets will send cash..." August 01

  • Pirates GM regrets brutally honest comments on Niese

    The Score "Neal Huntington is discovering that maybe honesty isn't always the right policy. The Pittsburgh Pirates general manager made a couple of brutally honest remarks about starter Jon Niese in an interview Friday, stating that taking on two fringe prospects may have been a better return in the..." July 17

  • Pirates move Niese to bullpen after poor first half

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "After a half-season when Jon Niese posted one of the worst ERAs in the National League, the Pirates moved him to the bullpen, the first of what could be a few revisions to the rotation. “I would rather start, obviously,” Niese said. “That’s where my heart’s at. As long as I’m toeing the rubber,..." July 16

  • Mets could bring back Jonathon Niese

    Newsday "Pirates lefthander Jonathon Niese may not be in high demand, especially after his own general manager, Neal Huntington, took to the airwaves Friday to express buyer’s remorse. But with the dearth of starting pitchers in the trade market at a time when the Mets could use reinforcements, team..." July 16

  • Pirates trying to move Niese and/or Locke

    Bleacher Report "Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Locke leads the team with eight wins, but his status in Pittsburgh is in jeopardy. According to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune, the Pirates are looking to make room for top pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow, and Locke's name is surfacing in..." July 15

  • Pirates actively shopping pitcher Jon Niese to other teams

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "With rookie debuts in the rearview mirror and the rotation expected to settle later this month, the Pirates are actively shopping left-hander Jon Niese, according to multiple industry sources. The Pirates acquired Niese from the New York Mets in December in return for Neil Walker. Niese, 29, is..." July 08

  • Pittsburgh shopping Jon Niese

    MLB Daily Dish "The Pittsburgh Pirates are shopping their starting pitcher Jon Niese according to a report from Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Since being acquired via trade from the New York Mets this offseason for Neil Walker, Niese has been abysmal in a Pirates uniform. Over his 98..." July 06

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