Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/16/12
With the trade of R.A. Dickey just a day or two from becoming official, the Mets now have a significant vacancy in their rotation. Unless something changes, and it probably wont, Johan Santana and Jon Niese are the Mets best options for the number one spot in the rotation. But both have some concerns. The pressure will be on for both Matt Harvey and Dillon Gee to carry a bigger share of the load in 2013. Harvey had a great 10-start debut, but with the book now out on him the real test will come this season. Gee returns from surgery to repair an artery in his throwing arm. The team expects him to be ready for spring. Last week, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York spoke to a team source who told him that there is “virtually no way” Zack Wheeler will make the team out of camp”. The big motivating factor for this comes down to controlling Wheeler’s free agent clock and making sure he stays under team control through the 2019 season. If Wheeler were to be promoted before May, he would be eligibl...
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