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Wheeler Hears The Trade Rumors, Wants To Be Around For Mets Resurgence

Zack Wheeler has been a huge part of the Mets rebuild and says he wants to be here when the team begins to turn it around, according to the Daily News. He hears his name often mentioned in various trade rumors for bats, most recently surrounding Colorado’s Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez until both went down with injuries. “I know it’s the business, it’s part of the...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 8, Athletics 5

The New York Mets (60-68) defeated the Oakland Athletics (74-52) this afternoon at Coliseum by a score of 8-5, splitting the series. Zack Wheeler got the nod for New York and was opposed by Jeff Samardzija. What you should know: After Jeff Samardzija set down the first six batters to greet him, he surrendered a solo home run to Eric Campbell to lead off the third inning. Samardzija...
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6 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...
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8 days ago  |  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...
9 days ago  |  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...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Pitching Staff Stabilizers: Bartolo Colon And Zack Wheeler

Consistency and stability is a tough thing to come by, whether it’s in everyday life or the fortunes of the baseball team we follow. We’d love for the hometown slugger to hit 162 homeruns – unaided by technology or pharmacology, of course. We’d love a staff chockablock with 20-game winners. The most blindly rabid of us pine for that perfect 162-0 season. The rest of us...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Youth Movement Had Some Shining Moments Despite Loss

Sunday’s loss to the Phillies featured a ton of down moments for the Mets. Luckily, many of the young talents on the team showcased their promise and skills. Zack Wheeler started for the Mets, going 6.0 innings, giving up three runs and striking out five. It wasn’t his best start of the season but it continued his string of quality starts. “It’s been better than the beginning...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler, Mets shut down Nationals

Zack Wheeler was on his way to becoming toast Tuesday night when he suddenly rediscovered his love for the strike zone. Somehow, the Mets right-hander not only survived, but stuck around for 6 ²/₃ innings — long enough for his beleaguered lineup to create a ruckus against the Nationals. Though not pretty for Wheeler or the Mets, all that mattered was the 6-1 victory at Nationals...
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21 days ago  |  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...
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...
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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