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ZACK WHEELER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Zack Wheeler Joins A Special Strikeout Club

On Friday night, Zack Wheeler struck out seven Atlanta Braves in six innings en route to his 11th victory of the season.  In doing so, he upped his career strikeout total to 264, passing Matt Harvey by three.  It is worth noting that Wheeler has not yet made 50 starts in the big leagues, as Friday’s seven-strikeout effort came in his 48th start at the major league level. While...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler hurls six scoreless innings as Mets, who will miss playoffs, shut out Braves

There will be no playoffs. There has not been a chance at 90 wins for weeks. The idea of a winning season is still a slim hope. The Mets, however, are adamant they still have plenty to play for in the eight remaining games of the 2014 season. Zack Wheeler went out and proved it Friday night, pitching six scoreless innings as the Mets beat the Braves, 5-0, at Turner Field. Despite...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wheeler Impresses Again, Might Be Wise To Lock Him Up

On Sunday, Zack Wheeler took the hill and gave the Mets a superb effort, limiting the Reds to just one run in 6.0 innings of work and striking out six along the way. It was by all accounts another great effort from the second year pitcher as he earned his 10th win. The one part of Wheeler’s game that needs to be fine tuned is his efficiency. He’s letting big innings chip away...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler’s Historic Two-Strike Streak

We’ve reached the point in the regular season where, moving forward, a lot of our posts will be focused on the playoff race and teams within the playoff race. This is simply a natural shift of attention that occurs as the season progresses. Everything throughout the regular season builds up the playoff race and now […]
Via Fangraphs
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Confused Wheeler Wants To Know Why We Won’t Spend Money

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post,spoke to Zack Wheeler who has his own thoughts about what the Mets should do as far as spending this offseason. “How could you not spend money?” Wheeler said to Kernan. “You’re in New York. I know the Wilpons. I’ve been around them awhile now. I know they want to win. It’s just a matter of putting the right pieces together, formulating...
Via Mets Merized Online
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wheeler Proving To Be A Dominant Second Starter

At age 24, Zack Wheeler is hitting his stride. It’s tempting to say “finally” when it comes to him, but in reality he’s still a very young pitcher. What makes Wheeler different is his potential. He was highly sought after from a very young age and it seems like we’ve been watching him for a long time. In reality, he’s only been in the Mets farm system for three years...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler is becoming an ace

The Mets starting rotation has been solid this season, featuring Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom, Dillon Gee, Jon Niese, and Zack Wheeler. In a rotation featuring pitchers with ERAs below 4.00, there has been a consistency of good starting pitching throughout the season. Although pitchers experiencing streaks may be common, Wheeler is turning a corner late in the season, and is...
Via Mets360.com
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: to compete, Mets need to beat NL East

The New York Mets are fresh off getting swept, at home, by division rival the Washington Nationals. This comes just a week after losing 2 out of three in Washington. On the other end of the spectrum, however, the Mets have dominated the rival Philadelphia Phillies including winning 12 straight at Citizens Bank Park dating back to last season. So goes the story of the Mets in divisional...
Via isportsweb.com
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Celebrating the last 12 starts of Zack Wheeler

Everyone’s an expert (or critic) after the fact. That’s why preseason projections are such a nice thing to have. Before the season started, the official Mets360 projection for Zack Wheeler was for a 3.48 ERA and a 3.68 FIP. Currently, he has numbers that are almost perfectly reversed, as he sports a 3.64 ERA and a 3.47 FIP. Essentially, he’s pitching just the way the average...
Via Mets360.com
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mets would be crazy to trade Zack Wheeler

As an active reader of what is probably way too many Mets blogs, message boards, ESPN Insider articles, I’ve noticed that there seems to be a feeling that the Mets should considering dangling Zack Wheeler in a trade for a premium bat. The biggest name being thrown around right now is Starlin Castro, mainly because the Cubs suddenly became loaded at SS with the addition of Addison...
Via Mets360.com
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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