Niese’s Mets career unfortunately ended worse the second time than it did when the team originally exchanged him for 2B Neil Walker in the offseason of 2015-2016. This shorter stint was not pretty to say the least. Niese posted a shockingly bad 11.45 ERA in the six games he made an appearance for the Mets – two of those being starts. Ultimately, his performance was so bad that Mets fans just didn’t know how to react after he gave up back-to-back home runs in mid-August.
Should he join Miami, Niese will be pitching in one of the largest ballparks in all of baseball. However, hopefully the Marlins defense has figured out a way to rob home runs ten rows deep so they can live up to Niese’s standards.