Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 4/27/13
It looks like Jonathon Niese is expected to make his start on Sunday against the Phillies and the need for the Mets to promote a pitcher isn’t so pressing.  Add in that Jeremy Hefner pitched a relative gem on Thursday and the Mets look like a team that can wait for the All Star break to make their promotions.  Yet, every time there is an injury or a stumble by Dillon Gee or Hefner, people are going to call for the promotion of one of the two “BIG” arms in the Met system. We’ve all heard the warning about wasting a year by promoting early for an extra month, but that doesn’t get to the heart of the issue.  The bigger issue with promoting Zack Wheeler or Rafael Montero is that they aren’t ready. Full Name: Zachary Harrison Wheeler Born: 05/30/1990 Birthplace: Smyrna, GA Height: 6′ 4″ Weight: 185 Bats: L Throws: R   G W L ERA IP H R ER BB K 5 0 1 5.79 23.1 26 18 15 15 28   Wheeler could still one day be the Ace of the Mets that we ...
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