Report: Ex-Met Niese Reaches Deal With YankeesAssuming the contract is finalized and Niese makes the team, the Yankees could use Niese as a situational reliever and spot starter.
Palladino: Niese Must Rebuild Bridge With Mets He Burned In OffseasonConsider Jonathan Niese as a cautionary tale about burning bridges. Think twice before setting the match. You may have to walk across that span again.
Bruce Struggles In First Game With Mets, But Collins Is Not ConcernedJay Bruce stepped into the batter's box for the first time wearing the Mets' blue and orange, and the sellout crowd at Citi Field stood and greeted him with cries of "Bruuuce!" sounding as if at a Springsteen concert.
Parting Shot? Niese Says What Excites Him Most Is The Way Pirates Play DefenseThe left-handed starter, who was traded by the Amazins for Neil Walker on Wednesday, said that what excites him the most about joining the Pirates is Pittsburgh's excellent defense.
Report: Mets Agree To Send Niese To Pirates For WalkerWalker, 30, will only be under team control for one more season. He hit .269 with 16 home runs and 71 RBIs in 151 games for the Pirates in 2015.
Keidel: Mets Have Easier Road Than Yankees, But Wild Series Between Them AwaitsA series that not only summons provincial pride, but could also determine the October fates for both teams begins on Sept. 18, when the Yankees and Mets play each other.
Keidel: Niese Is More Important Than Ever, And The Mets Can't Trade HimBelieve it or not, next year really could be the year, if this year isn't. Just don't jettison the very arms that got you on top of the arms race.
Palladino: Subtracting Niese Could Help Mets' Playoff HopesThe advice here: Get the best deal possible and take it.
Keidel: Mets Should Not Trade Their Pitching, And That Includes NieseThe Mets still have a more glittering future than the Yankees. And it starts on the mound. No need to jog out there and take the ball from one of the gifted young men who got you here.
Niese, Mets Looking To End Skid Against Cellar-Dwelling BrewersA three-game series with the Brewers and their dismal pitching staff might be at least a temporary elixir for the Mets' woes on the road.
Schwei’s Mets Notes: Complete Baseball Player Bartolo Colon Is In Good CompanyThe Mets are on the road this week, facing a pair of NL West clubs -- San Diego and Arizona -- after taking four of six at home against NL East rivals Philadelphia and Miami.
Despite Loss Of Wright, Mets Are Feeling Cool, Calm And ConfidentThis team is confident, and it's ready to prove that it can keep winning without the face of the franchise.

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