Yes, but by trading Niese.. seriously.. might as well as trade everyone above 28 years of age and wait 5 to 6 more years to be even considered. Competitive.
They are basically admitting at that point they have no intentions on competing in the next 2-3 years when you deal a 26 year old quality left handed pitcher making much below market value (money wise)
Barely post anymore cause I'm busy with work and school but I'm always reading what everybody here has to say.
Just wanted to share that I'm actually for this. I love Niese, his contract, and what he can be for the Mets (an affordable, middle of the rotation LHP). However, the price for pitching is a premium and the return that can be had for Niese can be fairly large and valuable.
I'm not a fan of Sandy Alderson by any means but I trust him to make a good trade. I'm only for this if this means that we're trying to win now. If we trade Niese for prospects then Dickey should be packing his bags as well.
At most.. I dont see any MLB teams.. especially one that just went to the WS, trade a player like that.. at most.. other teams will be either giving up good prospects or players that are coming up to get PAID!!.. The second option doesnt work for us.. and the first options puts us back by giving up Niese.. Unless, we pull off a Jackson type deal.. letting go of Niese doesnt make any sense
But, why would we get that kind of caliber player.. I doubt that.. he's only 25.. 3 years experience.. he's barely touched his peak and he's lefty.. New York would be crazy to let him go.
It can go both ways. Plus like Niese, Jackson only had one solid season.
Jackson had a nice BABIP inflated rookie season as well.
And Clay don't go all McFly on us and not use quotes lol
I guess, it comes down to.. whether or not, a team is willing to give up a above average MLB posotion player that we are in need(( center field in this case)) for a solid 3rd pitcher .. both under control for a good amount of time.. a win, win.. for both teams.. If it happens like this.. then.. forward..