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.
Jon Niese Breezes, Wilmer Flores Breaks Out As Mets Crush BravesWilmer Flores had three hits, including a three-run homer, and the New York Mets routed an Atlanta Braves split squad 13-2 Friday.
Report: Mets Working Hard To Trade Starting Pitcher Dillon GeeOf New York's veteran starting pitchers -- including Bartolo Colon and Jon Niese -- Gee appears to have the least value.
Report: Mets 'Actively' Looking To Trade One Of Their Veteran PitchersA trade doesn't appear to be close. There are more attractive pitchers rumored to be on the trade market, and A.J. Burnett is the only significant free-agent starter who has been signed.
Palladino: Pitching-Rich Mets Can’t Entice The Perfect Trade PartnerThe Mets need an upgrade at shortstop. The Cubs have shortstops in spades. What they don’t have is pitching. So what's the problem?
Mets' Niese Struggling Since Return From DLJonathon Niese did quite well for himself while pitching with a sore shoulder. Now he's got to learn how to excel with a healthy arm.