Found July 23, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Zack Wheeler
TEAMS: New York Mets
The New York Mets are no strangers to rebuilds. Through the last 52 years, fans have endured tear-downs, start overs and what-were-they-thinkings. Results varied. The ’86 World Series Mets had youth and Experience. Early in the decade, GM Frank Cashen knew he needed some blue-collar veterans to lead his young stars. He traded for Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter. More recently, Omar Minaya took the sexy name approach. He spent big money on K-Rod and Billy Wagner, and traded for Carlos Beltran and other stars. The point is, the formula for creating a winner is complicated and imprecise. It’s something like one part leader, two parts fill-ins. Or maybe reverse. Well, in Wright and Harvey, the Mets have some building blocks. Zack Wheeler and pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard are electric young arms ready to to make major contributions. The support beams are in place, now GM Sandy Alderson needs to build around them. Ike Davis may be another piece. His power is legit, but how useful is ...
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