Anthony DiComo’s latest mailbag column on Mets.com is a particularly good one this week as he tackles many good questions including this one:
I know that Zack Wheeler is untouchable for the most part. But if you were the Mets, wouldn’t you have to entertain the idea of trading Wheeler and a couple of other prospects for Giancarlo Stanton?
If I were the Mets, I would certainly consider trading Wheeler for Stanton — or anyone even close to that echelon of player, for that matter. While Wheeler is a fantastic-looking pitching prospect – ranked No. 1 by MLB.com in the Mets’ organization — he is still just a prospect. He has not proven anything at the game’s highest level, and he is vulnerable to the same types of injuries that derail even the most promising pitchers on an annual basis.
That said, I understand why Alderson has made Wheeler untouchable. The right-hander has risen so rapidly as a prospect that he now carries a certain “mystique,” as one team insider described it last year,...