Shaun Marcum was unable to pitch in a simulated game today, and so it seems like he’s headed for a stint on the disabled list.
Marcum has already missed nearly a month and received a cortisone shot for a shoulder problem that is separate from this current neck issue. He officially is on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis which is a third health issue he is dealing with.
While that might not surprise you, the Mets’ rotation continues to shrink. Aaron Laffey is the likely candidate to take Marcum’s spot in the rotation on Sunday.
But looking further into the future, the answer is simple: Call up Zack Wheeler.
If the Mets want to wait for the service-time clock to stop ticking, that’s fine. When April 21 hits the calendar, call Wheeler up — especially if he starts his Triple-A season without any setbacks from his oblique strain.
What do you think? Should the Mets call up Wheeler after April 21? What if Marcum is healthy or isn’t healthy, does that change your opinion?