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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||180.00||9.00||10.00||0.00||3.75||1.29||128.00||46.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Houston|| 5.1||0||0|| 0.00||0||0||4|
|vs LHB|| 47.0||0||0|| 4.21||0||7||37|
|vs RHB|| 140.2||0||0|| 3.14||0||38||101|
|12/24/2014||Jonathon Niese, SP NYM||Billy Butler, DH OAK|
|12/22/2014||Travis d'Arnaud, C NYM|
Desmond Jennings, CF TB
Jonathon Niese, SP NYM
Alex Guerrero, 2B LAD
|Billy Butler, DH OAK|
Rymer Liriano, RF SD
Kyle Hendricks, SP CHC
|12/21/2014||Jonathon Niese, SP NYM|
Rio Ruiz, 3B ATL
|Pablo Sandoval, 3B BOS|
|Last 10 Games|
Mets' Jonathon Niese impressed by velocity after first intrasquad outing
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/4/15) Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters he's impressed with Jonathon Niese's effort and health in Tuesday's intrasquad scrimmage, per the New York Post.
"His arm angle is much better, more velocity with his arm speed," Collins said. "He spent all winter making sure he was healthy because he doesn't want to go through those shoulder issues, and it has really paid off."
He tossed two shutout innings in his first outing of the spring. Niese, who had two MRI exams on his left arm in spring training last year, was impressed with his velocity this time around.
"My intrasquad last year, I don't think I threw over 80 mph," Niese said. "My shoulder and elbow felt great and my body feels good."
Report: Dillon Gee 'could be traded' by Mets in spring
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(2/16/15) Mets RHP Dillon Gee was the subject of offseason trade rumors. That's understandable, since he arrived at spring training as one of six established starting pitchers on the Mets' staff.
The other candidates for the Mets' rotation are: LHP Zack Wheeler, 41-year-old RHP Bartolo Colon, LHP Jon Niese , RHP Jacob deGrom, who won last season's NL Rookie of the Year award and RHP Matt Harvey, returning after missing last year with arm surgery.
A source told ESPN New York that, although there wasn't much trade talk on the first day of camp, Gee "could be traded" during the spring, if the right deal came along.
Colon is also a candidate to be traded to clear the logjam in the starting rotation.
If the team keeps all six pitchers, Gee is the leading candidate to be sent to the bullpen for long relief and the occasional spot start.
Gee was 7-8, with a 4.00 ERA in 22 starts for the Mets last year. In his five MLB seasons, all with the Mets, he's 40-34, 3.91. His last relief appearance was in 2011.
Mets' Jonathon Niese: 'They told me they didn't want to move me'
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(2/5/15) Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese said Thursday that the team has told him he won't be traded, the New York Post reports.
"They told me they didn’t want to move me," Niese said. "I’d love to stay. I don’t see myself going anywhere."
CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported in December that the team was fielding trade inquiries on Niese, Dillon Gee and Bartolo Colon, with room for just two of the three in the starting rotation. All three remain on the starting roster, and general manager Sandy Alderson indicated this week that someone may be shifted to the bullpen for "a period of time."
Niese added Thursday that his arm and body are feeling better than they have since 2008, his rookie season, admitting that the pain in his shoulder was significant last spring.
"This year, it’s night and day from last year," Niese said. "Last year at this time it felt like there were knives in my shoulder. This year it feels normal."
Niese went 9-11 with a 3.40 ERA and 138:45 K:BB ratio in 187 2/3 innings over 30 starts in 2014.
Report: Three to four teams still in on Mets SP Dillon Gee
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(1/16/15) Three to four clubs still remain interested in Mets pitcher Dillon Gee, sourced told Mike Puma of the New York Post. Jonathon Niese and Bartolo Colon are still "long-shots" to be traded, per the report.
Gee settled for $5.3 million next season prior to Friday's arbitration deadline. He finished last season 7-8 with a 4.00 ERA, marking the third time in four years his ERA has reached that level.
Report: Mets expect SP trade talks to heat up, Gee top target
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/6/15) The Mets are expecting trade talks to pick up for starting pitchers Dillon Gee, Jonathon Niese and Bartolo Colon, a team source told the New York Post.
Gee appears to be the most likely candidate to be traded. New York was trying to deal him at the Winter Meetings in December. The Mets appear hesitant to trade Niese because he might be the only left-handed candidate for the rotation.
The source said if the Mets can't make a trade, there is a chance the team would go to spring training with six starters and have one of them potentially open the 2015 season in the bullpen.
|2014 summary: Jonathon Niese bounced back from a 2013 season that was dampened by a shoulder injury, and he provided the Mets with 187 2/3 innings over 30 starts, even though he had to contend with a shoulder strain. The seven-year veteran had to make the best of reduced velocity, and he coped by throwing strikes and pitching to contact. The approach was largely successful; Niese cut back on his walks, improved his efficiency and finished with a 3.40 ERA. A lack of run support (3.5 runs per nine innings) left Niese with a 9-11 record.|
Playing time status: Though he is the lone lefty in the Mets' rotation, Niese could be a candidate to be moved this offseason. He has never made more than 30 starts in a season, though, so he probably won't provide a high innings total for the Mets or another team.
2015 outlook: Though Niese did a good job of preventing runs last season, two straight years of shoulder problems along with last season's velocity drop raise plenty of questions for 2015. Standard mixed league owners should look elsewhere for late-round pitching bargains because Niese is best saved for deeper formats.
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