Travis d’Arnaud: Ready or Not?
Andy Martino of the Daily News, answers the question as to why Aaron Laffey will get the start on Sunday instead of some guy named Wheeler-something?
The strategy is this, according to team insiders: Bide their time and plug it up until Zack Wheeler arrives in town.
“That can be read as a good sign for Wheeler’s readiness”, says Martino. “The phenom needs to iron out minor command issues in Triple-A, and ideally wait out the mid-June Super Two cutoff, so he is less expensive during his prime years.”
He doesn’t get the sense that the Mets are absolutely married to keeping Wheeler from becoming a Super Two if an obvious need arises and he is ready.
Jonathan Mayo on MiLB.com had a great article on Super Two elgibility and spoke to a few GM’s about whether Super Two get in the way of bringing up a prospect who is obviously MLB ready and fills an immediate need for their teams.
He points out that prospects Aaron Hicks was in center field, batting leadoff fo...