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Mets Trade: Walker for Niese 

Post#1 » by Jeffrey » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:03 am

Mets traded Jonathan Niese for Neil Walker

Less than a day after missing out on their top free-agent target, Ben Zobrist, the Mets swung a deal to fill their second-base void, trading left-hander Jon Niese to the Pirates in exchange for Neil Walker.


http://m.mlb.com/news/article/159252032/mets-trade-for-second-baseman-neil-walker

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Re: Mets Trade: Walker for Niese 

Post#2 » by Jeffrey » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:06 am

Niese's and Walker's salary is pretty much a wash. The Mets have yet to add additional salary on their payroll. It's a good trade, I believe if we give him the QO next offseason, we get a pick back as well. Let's hope he does well.
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Re: Mets Trade: Walker for Niese 

Post#3 » by JackSIKMA43 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:05 pm

Good trade, but I still think we're all waiting for something more "splashy". Still need a big hitter. I'd prefer that we bring back Colon. At this point, he is the perfect long-reliever for 6th and 7th inning setup work. I don't mind bringing Clippard back, either, but I think they're gonna roll with Reed in the 8th inning spot. Hard to say. Pitching isn't a problem. I'm worried about history ... the Mets have never made the playoffs in back to back seasons, ever, I don't think. But with this pitching, we should reverse that.
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Re: Mets Trade: Walker for Niese 

Post#4 » by Jeffrey » Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:49 am

Agree. I want Clippard back as well. Would love to have a dominant 7-8-9 guy throughout the year.

Would love to see Colon, Montero, and Verrett fight for the 5th spot until Wheeler comes back.

I don't think we will see a splashy signing. Unless it's Heyward and trading Lagaras. Other than that, it is about filling holes.
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Re: Mets Trade: Walker for Niese 

Post#5 » by JackSIKMA43 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:46 am

For the love of god, WHY are the Wilpon's so cheap??? This drives me nuts. Is it the Madoff fallout, or just the way it's always been? Been a Mets fan for 30 years, but I don't live in New York, so I'm not quite privy to all of the inner dealings with them. It just seems like they don't ever want to spend any real money.
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Re: Mets Trade: Walker for Niese 

Post#6 » by reub » Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:15 am

Also signed Cabrera so they're solid up the middle. Need a good right handed bat.
Let Clippard go. He was painful!
Their bullpen will be fine with Familia, Mejia, Robles, and Reed. Need a lefty reliever. Blevins?
To me a big righty bat is most important like Cespedes but looks unlikely.

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