ZACK WHEELER NEWS

The One Mets Pitcher Who Should Receive an Extension

Last year, the Mets were carried by their pitching. It helped them sustain an anemic offense until the Mets got healthy and made some key trades. It helped carry them to the World Series. It’s the promise for the future. That future first comes into question around 2019. That is the year that Matt Harvey becomes a free agent. Zack Wheeler could become a free agent the same...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler, The Ace Up The Mets’ Sleeve

Tommy. John. Those are two words that no player wants to hear, especially pitchers. Unfortunately, Zack Wheeler‘s worst fear became a reality once he went under the knife on March 25, 2015. From that moment on, it has been sheer grit and determination to get back onto the diamond and rejoin the what should be the league’s best rotation. Due to the team’s success last season...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 New York Mets Preview & Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep

The Mets were a surprise World Series entrant last season. They brought back Yoenis Cespedes to maintain lineup legitimacy, and have a new middle infield. However, the fantasy stars here are still the pitchers.(Note: When a player's fantasy draft status is mentioned - e.g., "he's an SP4" - the number is based on 12-team mixed leagues. ADP references are from NFBC drafts.)ALSO SEE...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Terry Collins, Zack Wheeler and other Mets make their Super Bowl 50 predictions

Broncos or Panthers? Watch video Santa Clara, Calif., will be the epicenter of the sports universe this weekend, as it will be the site of the showdown between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. Plenty of Mets players will be among the millions of fans who will tune in to watch Cam Newton and Peyton...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Which starting pitcher should Mets sign to long-term deal first? | Giglio

Matt Harvey? Jacob deGrom? Noah Syndergaard? Steven Matz? Zack Wheeler? Watch video The Mets biggest advantage will eventually become a problem. As the years go by, the team will have to make major decisions on future contracts for a quintet of starting pitchers that could be worth $1 billion on the open market. Instead of allowing...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

When do the Mets start spring training 2016?

Pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 17 In case you haven't noticed, spring training is right around the corner. In less than two weeks, Mets pitchers and catchers will report to the team's training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and formally begin the process of getting ready for the 2016 season. Many players, including Steven Matz and Zack...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets, Zack Wheeler eyeing July 1 return

Wheeler missed the entire 2015 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery NEW YORK -- The Mets have decided to extend the timetable for Zack Wheeler's return from Tommy John surgery, settling on July 1 as a target date, general manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday.  While Wheeler had said he hoped to return as early as June, the Mets decided...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitching Inside: The Lost Art That May Never Return

“People have gotten away from that, people are getting soft these days. I don’t care, if somebody is showing me up or throwing at one of our guys, you are going to get something inside to let you know I noticed that.” – Zack Wheeler in his recent New York Post interview. Remember when the pitchers owned the inside of the plate? Hitters didn’t wear helmets, and it was much...
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6 days 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...
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7 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,...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets' Zack Wheeler seeking 'greatness' upon return from Tommy John surgery

Wheeler is aiming to return to the Mets' rotation in July, according to a report from the New York Post Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler has a lofty goal in mind for when he returns to the mound after Tommy John surgery.  "It's greatness,'' Wheeler told the New York Post Monday.  Wheeler is already at the Mets' minor-league complex in Port St...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler, comedian Jim Breuer spotted hanging out at Mets fantasy camp (PHOTO)

Breuer is one of the Mets' biggest celebrity fans Comedian Jim Breuer is a die-hard Mets fan, so perhaps it's not all that surprising that he attended the club's Fantasy Camp at in Port St. Lucie, Fla., this week.  Nimmo suffers foot injury While at Tradition Field, Breuer got a chance to hang out with right-hander Zack Wheeler, who's working...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: How Great It Feels To Be A Mets Fan

An MMO Fan Shot by Austin Smith At the beginning of the offseason, we were PRAYING to have a payroll around $120 million or at least enough to upgrade the roster as needed and give us a lineup that would compete with the Nationals and complement our rotation. Wrong. With the moves we have made, and Yoenis Cespedes of course falling into our laps because of his strong desire to...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler Is Throwing In PSL, Ahead Of Schedule

Here’s a quick update. In an interview with MLB.com 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...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets fans: Here's a reason to get excited about Zack Wheeler

25-year-old is returning from Tommy John surgery Watch video Mets fans: Get excited about Zack Wheeler. The 25-year-old right-hander is rehabilitating well after last March's Tommy John surgery, Mets manager Terry Collins told MLB.com's Barry Bloom recently.   "He looks tremendous," Collins said to MLB.com. "He's in St. Lucie...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

FAN Projection Targets: Five Tommy John Pitchers

Yesterday afternoon, FanGraphs CEO and founder David Appelman announced that the ballots for the 2016 FAN Projections are now available for the tender ministrations of this site’s readership. With a view to ensuring that all notable players are addressed sufficiently — and also towards producing the number of posts he’s required to publish each week — the present author is...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler Still On Target For July Return

New York Mets starter Zack Wheeler has made no secret of his desire to remain with the team. He considers that to be as important as his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, which will keep him out until the middle of summer. When asked about the possible return date, Wheeler responded: “I said from the beginning June or July. That’s still the timetable for me. There’s...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Hardest Throwing Rotation Ranked MLB’s Best

We wanted to update this article with a quote by ESPN’s Buster Olney who ranked the Mets rotation as the best in baseball today. “Of the National League’s top five hardest-throwing starters with at least 140 big league innings in 2015, the Mets have three of them: Noah Syndergaard, whose fastball averaged 97.1 mph; Matt Harvey at 95.9 mph; and Jacob deGrom at 95 mph. No....
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29 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...
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29 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...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Why The Mets’ Rotation Is MLB’s Best

Despite the Mets’ tremendous postseason run, I’ve noticed a lot of bloggers and writers are still reluctant to call their rotation the best in the majors. Instead teams like the Cubs and Nationals are edging them out in preseason rankings, but are they really any better? One of these rankings is from Victor Barbosa of Cheatsheet.com. He put the Mets at number two overall, and...
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January 05, 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...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Which Players Could Get Traded To Address Team Needs In 2016?

Frank asks… Last season the Mets almost traded Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores and then did trade a bunch of prospects including Michael Fulmer, Robert Whalen and Luis Cessa. If the Mets find themselves needing significant help again at the trade deadline, who are some of the names that could be trade chips? Joe D. replies… That’s a great question and I needed the week...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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