MLB Trade Rumors: Yanks Target Mets' Niese, Add to History of Subway Trades

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MLB Trade Rumors: Yanks Target Mets' Niese, Add to History of Subway Trades
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Whenever a starting pitcher becomes available, we can expect the New York Yankees to be interested.

When it is a 25-year-old starter who is under team control through the 2015 season, you can guarantee the Yankees will be inquiring.

That is exactly what happened yesterday when the New York Mets let it be known that Jonathan Niese was available, as Brian Cashman put a call into Mets GM Sandy Alderson.

Reportedly, the Mets are looking for a big package in return for Niese, including prospects and a place-holder starting pitcher.

Obvious positions the Mets could use help at include catcher and second base. The Yankees have multiple prospects at both positions, including Austin Romine, David Adams and Corban Joseph.

Whether or not the Yankees are willing to pay the steep price that the Mets are asking remains to be seen, but this would not be the first time the cross-town rivals traded with each other.

Lets take a look back at the trades that took place between the clubs and see who came out on top.

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