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How should the Mets use Zack Wheeler when he returns?

With a projected return to the big leagues in mid-July, Zack Wheeler will put the New York Mets in an interesting position. Pitchers who return from Tommy John in April often slide seamlessly back into the starting rotation. This was the case for the Mets last year with Matt Harvey. Wheeler, however, will return near the mid-point of the season. By that time, the Mets will already...
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Zack Wheeler’s Journey Back to the Mound

Few things are more frustrating than the wait time between the moment an injury happens and getting back to full health. For the Mets’ Zack Wheeler, that time will hopefully fly by until his predicted July comeback. It might come as a surprise to some that the Mets have fire-power in the bullpen with three pitchers who have undergone Tommy John surgery: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler wants to return to 'greatness' with Mets

It's been a rollercoaster ride of a career for New York Mets starter Zack Wheeler.Originally drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2009, he was dealt to the Mets in 2011 for Carlos Beltran. Wheeler impressed in his first stint in his first season, 2013, throwing 100 innings with a 3.42 ERA. In 2014, Wheeler nearly doubled his output, throwing 185 1/3 innings across 32 starts.He...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts On Zack Wheeler and His Evolution

In an exclusive interview with rehabbing Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler, Kevin Kernan of the New York Post covered a variety of issues that go beyond the typical reports we’ve been getting on the former top pitching prospect in baseball. It’s not the usual mundane “Wheeler feels great” blah, blah, blah, push the “publish” button, mission accomplished type articles,...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler Is Throwing In PSL, Ahead Of Schedule

Here’s a quick update. In an interview with on Sunday, Mets manager Terry Collins said that right-hander Zack Wheeler is looking great and is ahead of schedule as he continues his comeback from Tommy John surgery last Spring. “He looks tremendous,” Collins said. “He’s in St. Lucie now. He’s throwing. He realizes it’s going to be a couple of months before he’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Wheeler’s rehab on schedule

Lost perhaps in a National League pennant and commotion about what the New York Mets’ 2016 lineup will look like is the fact that a vaunted starting rotation is only going to get better. The Mets are likely to break camp with Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and Bartolo Colon as the team’s five starting pitchers. But early in the summer, there will be...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

What are Met pitchers, Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey worth?

It is hard to define the relative value of players in sports.  It all has to do with the competing forces of a players talent, their contract and a team’s needs.  Metsblog recently posted another in a long line of poor trade ideas centering on Met pitcher, Zack Wheeler.  In the article, Matt Cerrone suggests that the Mets could trade Wheeler to the Yankees (He tosses in Rafael...
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Would You Move Zack Wheeler To Yankees In Andrew Miller Deal?

John Harper of the Daily News suggests that the Mets and Yankees could really help each other out and proposes a trade that would fill some significant needs for both GM Brian Cashman and his Flushing counterpart Sandy Alderson. With the Yankees acquiring reliever Aroldis Chapman and still in need of a starter for the rotation, the buzz is that Cashman will likely deal closer Andrew...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Wheeler Targeting Mid Season Return, Wants To Stay With Mets

After missing the entire 2015 due to injury, Zack Wheeler is determined to make a major impact next season. Wheeler is continuing to make progress from Tommy John surgery, and he is targeting a June or July comeback according to Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News. Ackert says that he’s throwing from 120 feet on flat ground, which is his final step before throwing on  the mound...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Zack Wheeler likely needs Tommy John surgery

This is just getting ridiculous – it appears Mets starter Zack Wheeler is the latest promising young MLB pitcher to tear his UCL. Tommy John surgery looks like a surefire bet for his near future. Zack Wheeler torn ligament. Sounds like Tommy John surgery. #mets — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) March 16, 2015   torn ucl for zack wheeler, mets announce. big blow for player...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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