Sandy Alderson, who was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN, said that if he fails to add another starter for the rotation, that Zack Wheeler will be in a group that will be vying for the fifth spot in the rotation.
“It’s unlikely he starts at the Major League Level,” Alderson said. “But look, hypothetically, let’s say we don’t add anybody between now and Spring Training. We don’t add a starting pitcher. Now, you’re looking at Hefner, Familia, Mejia. You know, Wheeler pops up in that group. That’s not our preferred result by any means.”
I doubt that happens, but I thought it was interesting to hear him say that.
In the unlikely event that Wheeler did make the team out of spring training, he would most certainly become Super Two arbitration eligible.
I can’t see the Wilpons signing off on that.
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Anthony DiComo’s latest mailbag column on Mets.com is a particularly good one this week as he tackles many good questions including this one:
I know that Zack Wheeler is untouch