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Sandy Alderson told reporters today that the organization will limit top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler to 180 to 185 innings this season, likely meaning he will have to go through an end-of-season shutdown, similar to Matt Harvey last year.
Alderson said the organization prefers to add no more than 30 innings per year to a pitcher’s workload. Wheeler pitched 149 innings last season and 115 in 2011. So far this season, Wheeler, in nine starts, has accumulated 48.1.
Wheeler, 22, has posted a 3.91 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP in those 48.1 innings. He has struck out 49 (9.1 K/9) and walked 20 (3.7 BB/9) this season. Wheeler returned to the Las Vegas 51s last week after missing a start due to an inflamed AC Joint. He is likely to join the Mets towards the middle or end of June, once the Mets feel he won’t be in danger of achieving Super Two status, giving him an extra year of arbitration.
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Since the beginning of the 2012 season the Mets have been patient with Ike Davis’s struggles. They even kept him in the majors, allowing him to turn around his season, putting up a wRC+ of 141, offsetting his wRC+ of 79 in the first half. However, his start to this season has been nightmarish. Hitting a humbling line of .137/.236/.245, the public has expressed its discontent with...
It has been quite a rookie season for New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey. Harvey has been stellar on the mound posting a 5-0 record with a 1.93 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP. The 24-year-old right hander has also been active off the diamond hooking up with Swimsuit Model Anne V.
Harvey and Anne Vyalitsyna met at a Rangers hockey game according to US Weekly and the two exchanged phone numbers...
I have always been dubious about Bobby Parnell. Despite the electric fastball, he’s struggled with his command, control and composure on the mound. I always felt that Parnell had the most hittable 98-mph fastball in the history of the game. I personally was ready to give up on him last year, and suggested it was time to move on since he was due a hefty arbitration pay raise in...
The Mets’ bullpen may soon be getting some much needed relief of their own as relievers Jeurys Familia and Scott Atchison both began their rehab assignments with Advanced-A St. Lucie on Saturday.
Each reliever tossed a scoreless 1-2-3 inning and struck out one as they began their road back to the Mets.
Familia, 22, who was placed on the disabled list with right biceps tendinitis...
Draft day is approaching quick; June 6th to be exact. The most important phase of the June rule IV Player Draft is the first round, which is speculated over and over every year. The first round usually sets the tone for priority of picks by selecting players teams feel have the highest ceiling or amount of polish in the draft. Though baseball sites do not know the inside of any organization...
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Rick Ankiel – CF
David Wright – 3B
Lucas Duda – LF
John Buck – C
Marlon Byrd – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Ruben Tejada – SS
Shaun Marcum – RHP
The Mets have lost eight straight games at Citi Field. With 12 losses in their past 15 games overall, the Mets have fallen 12 games under .500 at this early a date for the first time...
The Mets played their first suspended game since Aug. 6, 1986 tonight and after Atlanta scored two runs in the top of the tenth inning, the Mets lost the game 7-5 to drop them 11 games under .500 for the season. Brandon Lyon allowed both Atlanta runs and took the loss.
Right-hander Jeremy Hefner initially started the game for the Mets 18 hours earlier and delivered a gutty performance...
Editors Note: An e-mail was received by The Daily Stache this morning at just before 3 AM with us being asked to post this and we agreed. I have been calling out different beat writers for their stupidity this season and now someone wants to go even farther. He calls himself the “Mong Slayer” and this is his Manifesto.
you are reading this because i’ve seen the...
Monday #Mets vs #Yankees:Tejada-6Murphy-4Wright-5Duda-7Buck-2Ankiel-8Davis-3Baxter-9Niese-1
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) May 27, 2013
#Yankees lineup vs Mets: Gardner CF, Nix SS, Cano 2B, Wells LF, Adams 3B, Ichiro RF, Overbay 1B, Stewart C, Hughes P #SubwaySeries
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 27, 2013
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— Matthew Falkenbury (@dailystache) May 27, 2013...
The first of four games versus the Yankees this season, with all four games played consecutively. Game time is 7:10 PM.
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Shin-Soo Choo: Could he be a target for the Mets this winter?
In a recent interview with Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog, ESPN’s Buster Olney talked about the free agent market, specifically how the Mets will have to approach the offseason in order to land some of the best players on the market:
For example, take Shin-Soo Choo, who is a free agent this fall. I think the Mets will...
The 17th annual Subway Series (first was in 1997) starts tonight at Citi-Field, and other than sharing a city these two New York teams are heading in very different
2013 Subway Series.
As this sorrowful story line has not changed since 2009; the Yankees keep on winning, while the Mets cannot stop losing.
The Bronx Bombers are sitting atop the AL East with a 30-19...