There are two no-brainers in place for the Mets with their latest injury news.
The first was the slam-dunk Shaun Marcum would be injured. The surprise was it happened before the team broke camp, but considering the shape he reported in, well, maybe not so much.
WHEELER: Not ready.
The second is the inevitable early clamor for the Mets to promote prospect Zack Wheeler, which should be an emphatic NO WAY.
Manager Terry Collins told reporters today in Port St. Lucie, but he has a few more days to mull it over in his mind, especially throwing Johan Santana’s name on the soon-to-be-DL list.
“There’s a reason why we sent him out,’’ Collins said. “He needs to face hitters in Triple-A.’’
Although Wheeler was impressive in his first appearance since straining his oblique muscle, too much can’t be read into that because he wasn’t facing major league hitters.
The send-off the Mets gave Wheeler was to work on his command, especially lower in the strike zone and on the corners. That includes bot...