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Dodgers | LA discussing Jon Niese

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:22:34 -0700

New York Mets SP Jon Niese is a pitcher that the Los Angeles Dodgers are considering, but the Mets and Dodgers have yet to have active discussions, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Niese ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) surely would gain some fantasy value heading to the National League West with a better offensive team backing him in another pitcher-friendly park. However, he'd probably still be nothing more than a matchup play in shallow mixed leagues. If Niese leaves the Mets, they'll likely go back to a normal five-man rotation, too, which would increase the fantasy values of the current rotation members.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Ken Rosenthal

Mets | Steven Matz to start Sunday

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:37:52 -0700

New York Mets SP Steven Matz will start against the Cincinnati Reds Sunday, June 28, according to a source. He is slotting into the rotation spot of SP Jon Niese, but the Mets are returning to a six-man rotation for now.

Fantasy Tip: A return to the six-man rotation for the Mets will slightly devalue those in the rotation like Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard. It's designed to give their youngsters extra rest and also take some of the heavy lifting off of veteran Bartolo Colon. Matz will be facing the Cincinnati Reds Sunday and makes for a risk/reward play on FantasyScore. Add Matz if he's available in traditional leagues, as he can be an immediate boost to your fantasy pitching staff.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Star-Ledger - Marc Carig

Mets | Skipper backs Jon Niese

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 22:33:39 -0700

New York Mets SP Jon Niese allowed three runs, seven hits and four walks over seven innings in a loss against the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, June 17. He is 0-5 over his past seven starts, but manager Terry Collins said Niese is making strides.

Fantasy Tip: Niese ($4,500; or 9.0% of cap) has been horrible, and FantasyScore players should avoid him at all costs. The fans are clamoring for Steven Matz to come up and take his rotation spot, but Niese appears to be hanging onto his job for now.

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Mets | Jon Niese ice cold lately

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 17:41:42 -0700

New York Mets SP Jon Niese heads into his start Thursday, June 11, against the San Francisco Giants in a bit of a tailspin. He has dropped his past four decisions and failed to win in five starts dating back to May 9 in Philadelphia. His last home victory came April 21. He has also allowed four or more earned runs in four of his past five outings while failing to last more than five innings in three of the past four.

Fantasy Tip: Niese ($4,900; or 9.8% of cap) might be tempting for FantasyScore owners at a mid-level price, but he really hasnít been pitching well. Until he starts to show a little more consistency it is a good idea to go another way.

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Brewers | Brew Crew not interested in Jon Niese

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:24:15 -0700

New York Mets SP Jon Niese, who is owed $9 million in 2016, doesn't interest the Milwaukee Brewers, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: The Mets are looking to trade Niese ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) before the deadline to free up a rotation spot for pitching prospect Steven Matz, who is excelling at Class AAA Las Vegas. Niese could easily lose what little fantasy value he has remaining if he's traded to a team that resides in a hitter-friendly environment like Milwaukee.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Paul Morosi

Mets | Steven Matz's promotion looming

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:55:27 -0700

New York Mets SP Steven Matz, who leads the Pacific Coast League with a 1.94 ERA is expected to be called up to the majors within the next three weeks, according to a team source. Matz also has a league-leading 75 strikeouts, a 1.10 WHIP and a .207 opponent batting average in 74 1/3 innings with Class AAA Las Vegas. He has given up just four homers in the hitter-friendly league. If Matz is promoted, he will start, not pitch in relief. However, it's unclear how the Mets would open up a rotation spot for him. SPs Jon Niese and Dillon Gee are the most likely to be bumped from the rotation, and they both could be trade candidates.

Fantasy Tip: We've seen a handful of top prospects enter the big leagues and pay immediate dividends for fantasy owners this year, including fellow Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard. There's no reason this left-handed pitcher couldn't do the same, so he should be firmly on your radar at this point, especially in NL-only and keeper leagues.

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Mets | Dillon Gee could move to bullpen

Fri, 05 Jun 2015 17:01:51 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Mets SP Dillon Gee is likely to be moved to the bullpen in the near future, unless SP Jon Niese struggles in his start against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, June 5.

Fantasy Tip: The Mets recently went to a six-man rotation when Gee ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) came off the disabled list but he struggled in his outing against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, June 3, when he allowed seven runs (four earned) in four innings. Niese ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) has posted a 9.00 ERA over 20 innings in his last four starts and has seen his season ERA rise from 1.95 to 4.42 over that stretch.

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Mets | Jon Niese riding rough patch

Fri, 05 Jun 2015 08:56:25 -0700

New York Mets SP Jon Niese has allowed 20 earned runs in 20 innings in his last four starts after opening with a 1.95 ERA in his first six starts of the season. He starts at the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, June 5.

Fantasy Tip: There's really no reason to risk taking Niese ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) on FantasyScore tonight, especially when he's only striking out 5.8 hitters per nine innings in 2015.

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Mets | Steven Matz coming up soon for Mets?

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:15:23 -0700

New York Mets SP Steven Matz is currently 6-3 with a 1.98 ERA in 11 outings for Class AAA Las Vegas this year, and he's been limited to 77 and 79 pitches, respectively, in his last two starts, according to an organizational source. The Mets are saving Matz for the big leagues. Matz has 70 strikeouts in 68 1/3 innings and a WHIP of 1.05. "It's like taking a big league guy and throwing him against a rookie ball team," a Pacific Coast League talent evaluator said. "He just dominates every night he goes out."

However, the Mets are currently using a six-man rotation in the big leagues, with SP Dillon Gee (groin) slated to return to pitch against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, June 3. SP Jon Niese is struggling with a 9.00 ERA in his last four starts, but the Mets don't see the bullpen as a realistic place for him. Matz is unlikely to be promoted unless Niese is injured or traded. The Mets also might not promote Matz before the cutoff for Super Two arbitration eligibility June 15.

Fantasy Tip: Matz's numbers in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League make him even more impressive as a young prospect in an organization that has already been successful grooming the likes of Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. Matz appears to be next, and he should be stashed in all dynasty and keeper leagues now, even though he doesn't have a clear path to the majors right now.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Mike Puma

Mets | NY going to six-man rotation

Wed, 27 May 2015 12:15:04 -0700

The New York Mets will use a six-man pitching rotation throughout early to mid-August once SP Dillon Gee is added to the rotation. Gee will join SPs Jacob deGrom, Bartolo Colon, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard and Jon Niese. The idea is to shave about 30 innings per pitcher and prevent so many arms from going over 200 innings in one season.

Fantasy Tip: This isn't a surprise. With such young arms as Gee ($3,900, 7.8% of cap), Harvey ($9,100, 18.2% of cap), deGrom ($7,500, 15.0% of cap) and Syndergaard ($6,000, 12.0% of cap), the Mets are interested in preserving the health of pitchers. No pitcher will likely get two starts in a week, which could hurt in yearly leagues, but you will still get one start a week in FantasyScore.

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