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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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1 day 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...
2 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...
4 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...
7 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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins: All Of A Sudden, Wheeler Is A Different Animal Out There

Last night during our game thread, I was taken aback when a reader commented during the second inning that the problem with Zack Wheeler was that he’s a thrower and not a pitcher. I jumped right in and said nothing could be more further from the truth and that Wheeler was very refined as a pitcher and that like most young players will have the occasional hiccup. Wheeler proceeded...
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13 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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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wheeler Has A 1.63 ERA In Last Six Starts

Heading into this season it was unclear who the ace of the Mets staff was. Was it the veteran Bartolo Colon, the crafty lefty Jon Niese or maybe even the opening day starter Dillon Gee. While the entire staff has been excellent this year, with the summer came the emergence of two youngsters vying for the top spot in 2014. Tonight in Washington, Zack Wheeler will try to keep pace...
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15 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...
24 days ago  |  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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