Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/28/12
Wheeler made 25 starts and pitched 149 innings in 2012. He went 12-8 with a 3.26 ERA. Aside from What many Mets fans believe, Zack Wheeler will not be in the starting rotation come opening day in 2013. The team is in no hurry to rush the youngster because we are not in prime position to win just yet. On Wednesday fellow MMO writers Mitch Petanick and Joe D. weighed in on why they believe he will arrive sooner than expected, I’m here to to tell you why that will not be the case. The Mets are still reeling from their financial “crisis”, even though they are out of the woods in regards to the major money they were almost on the hook for. They still owe money, and still need to have a season where they make a profit and pay that money back before they can start spending like we were accustomed to seeing. Hopefully this time it will be spent in a much smarter way. Now let’s get back to Wheeler. There are no doubts about Wheeler’s talent and skill set. The 22-year old phenom shot up the ranks
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