Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/26/12
2012 may not be over yet, but everyone is already looking ahead to 2013 and beyond, for a glimmer of hope. One of those glimmers is starting pitcher Zack Wheeler. Deemed a savior by Mets fans, the Mets organization doesn’t seem to be in much of a hurry to throw him into the New York limelight. Well it seems time is running out. The Mets will have no choice but to have Wheeler in the opening day starting rotation. The Mets fans are tired of waiting. Wheeler is ready. Starting him in Triple A next season is doing him a disservice, the team a disservice, and the fans a disservice. The Mets made a mistake not making him a September call up, although it’s understandable that he had already reached his innings max, and they didn’t want to overwork him. Wheeler has said he thinks it is a long shot for him to make the starting rotation in 2013. I’m not sure if he is just being modest, or that is the message he is getting from the Mets organization. If it’s the message the Mets are sending ...
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