Mets News And Rumors: Jonathon Niese, Ronny Paulino, Mike Baxter

New York Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese is still drawing interest from several teams, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Previous reports had stated that the New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies were all asking the Mets about Niese's availability.

In a contradictory report from MLB Trade Rumors, the Mets are apparently saying they have received no "significant" offers for the young left-hander.

Niese, 25, has been a full-time starter for the Mets for two seasons. He has a 22-23 career record, 4.39 ERA and 1.457 WHIP. Using some of the sabermetric data from FanGraphs, Niese comes out with a surprisingly impressive SIERA score of 3.42. SIERA is explained here.

Niese seems like a guy who could be a decent middle of the rotation pitcher for most teams. It seems hard to imagine the Mets dealing him unless someone overpays.

The Mets have also non-tendered catcher Ronny Paulino and outfielder Mike Baxter.

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