Some Non-Free Agent Starting Pitchers the Mariners Should Inquire About

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Jonathon Niese, SP, New York Mets

Sep 29, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher

Jonathon Niese

(49) pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning of a game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

If the Mets plan on shopping starting pitcher Jonathon Niese they’re currently keeping mum, but the 27- year-old has shown flashes of potential, and despite injuries he has quietly put together two solid seasons in a row.

And he’s a lefty, something the M’s could certainly use in a staff full of righties. The Mets have been relatively atrocious of late, and therefore need to fill several holes and are probably looking to make some moves — and Niese might be one of their more attractive pieces that could be had at a reasonable rate.