With the hinted announcement that Zack Wheeler could be making his major league debut on June 18th, the Mets are officially on the clock for the future.
June 18th is vital to the Mets future success, and it’s probably not for reasons you may think I am going to say.
They need to trade Wheeler, if not for the team’s sake – then for his sake. Wheeler is never, ever going to live up to the expectations the fan base has put on him already. He’s always going to be thought of as the guy brought in for Beltran. While in my eyes, that deal had to be made, there will always be a group of Mets fans that scoff at Wheeler because of it. There will be fans that are quick to boo him, and when you’re a young player – that can get to you.
When you pair that with the expectations put forth due to the success of Matt Harvey, you have yourself a recipe for disaster.
The Mets are in a unique position, they actually have “too much” young starting pitching. When you consider Harvey, Niese, along with Mon...