Sandy Alderson, who was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN, said that if he fails to add another starter for the rotation, that Zack Wheeler will be in a group including Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia vying for the fifth spot in the rotation.
I doubt that happens, but I thought it was interesting to hear him say that.
In the unlikely event that Wheeler did make the team out of spring training, he would most certainly become Super Two arbitration eligible. I can’t see the Wilpons signing off on that.
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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 ...