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Here's a roundup of all the latest rumors and gossip from around the league.
3 days ago

Zack Wheeler Might Start 2017 In Bullpen

With the emergence of Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman in 2016, the Mets are left with a good problem. They have seven capable starting pitchers. In addition to those two, they also have Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz, and Zack Wheeler who are all expected to be healthy come opening day. With that surplus and most likely five spots available in the rotation...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago

WATCH: Zack Wheeler meets Mets media in Miami, updates rehab

New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler discusses his recovery from Tommy John surgery, and the bullpen session he threw for team brass Friday in Miami.
July 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler Hungry To Join Rotation

Zack Wheeler understands that injuries and the rise of the other four members of the starting staff have pushed his status down a peg. With a July return in sight, Wheeler is looking to change that mind set. Speaking with Mike Puma of the NY Post,, Wheeler, 25, says he understands that his pitching brethren have been the talk of the town, however, he’s excited to return to this...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 18, 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

Mets Say They’re Not Shopping Zack Wheeler

While right-hander Zack Wheeler continues to rehab from the elbow surgery which wiped out his 2015 season, there’s been no shortage of interest in the former top pitching prospect. However, Mets assistant general manager John Ricco told Marc Carig of Newsday said that the team is by no means shopping him, but will of course listen to offers on him or anyone else on the team....
Via Mets Merized Online
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Montero recalled, Muno demoted following Monday’s win

It seems the New York Mets aren’t sure how they want to use Rafael Montero. Moved to the bullpen at the end of last season as well as this spring, due to an overstuffed rotation, Montero was not expected to start in any capacity. A few weeks later, following news that Zack Wheeler was lost for the season, Montero was given a shot to compete with Dillon Gee for the 5th starter’s...
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Zack Wheeler going down is a blessing in disguise

Zack Wheeler has had a history of pain in his throwing elbow before and now has resulted in the need for Tommy John Surgery. The Mets knowledge of his elbow led him to be kept away from the trading block for the winter and see how well he could perform during spring training. He received a platelet-rich-plasma injection during the offseason in hopes to get rid of the problem. Wheeler...
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets may lose another bullpen arm

Another day, another arm injury for the New York Mets. Following in the footsteps of Josh Edgin and Zack Wheeler, Vic Black has been sidelined with a shoulder injury for a considerable portion of spring training. Manager Terry Collins has said that he now expect Black t0 start the season on the disabled list. Though the injury is not as serious as Edgin’s or Wheeler’s, Black’s...
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler’s injury doesn’t sabotage the Mets’ season

In case you haven’t heard, New York Mets starter Zack Wheeler has a torn UCL in his elbow, and season-ending Tommy John surgery seems likely. The injury obviously sucks and is awful, but it isn’t on the level of other crushing injuries suffered this year, like Yu Darvish’s torn UCL or Marcus Stroman’s torn ACL. Why isn’t Wheeler’s injury on that level? Simple – the...
Via The Outside Corner
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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