Sandy’s Next Move: Trading Quantity For Quality

While having too much pitching is deemed a myth by many baseball fans, I believe the New York Mets have officially reached this paradox. Rare as it is to have so much depth, the Mets are crossing the point from developing their prospects to perhaps hindering them by keeping them in the minor leagues. When Zack Wheeler went down in the offseason, some fans pointed to injuries as...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Syndergaard Steps Onto The Big Stage Tonight

Just as they were with Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler, don’t look for the Mets to bring up Noah Syndergaard for a spot start. Once he’s here, unless he really spits the bit, he’s not going anywhere. Like everybody else, I’m excited to see him pitch, just as I was when Harvey and Wheeler first came up. What it means is Dillon Gee will move to the bullpen or be traded. That...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Composure Most Important Thing For Syndergaard

Just as they were with Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler, don’t look for the Mets to bring up Noah Syndergaard for a spot start. Once he’s here, unless he really spits the bit, he’s not going anywhere. Like everybody else, I’m excited to see him pitch, just as I was when Harvey and Wheeler first came up. What it means is Dillon Gee will move to the bullpen or be traded, with the...
Via New York Mets Report
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Mets Swing A Deal For A Cubs Shortstop?

Do the Mets and Cubs matchup for a trade? The short answer is yes, but it’s complicated. This past offseason was fraught with rumors and speculation about the Mets and Cubs getting together on a trade that would have New York moving one of their pitching prospects in return for a shortstop prospect. Some of the names being bandied about included Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

If It Happens, Mets Seem Well Equipped To Usher In The DH

Designated Hitter. The concept invokes a variety of opinions, however, the majority of National League baseball fans view it unfavorably. There’s great arguments on both sides, it would benefit the game in many ways and certainly add more excitement. However, it would also mark the end of a tradition that has held strong for decades, despite the urging of many due to the potential...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Is This Team For Real?

Jenn 23 asks… This is basically the same team as last year minus Zack Wheeler and Josh Edgin. How did they get so good? Or is this just a dream? Thanks for all you do and Let’s Go Mets! Rob replies… Hey, Jenn! Thanks for the question.  One major thing that differentiates this year’s team from last year’s team is a healthy Matt Harvey. When you have a guy of that caliber...
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26 days ago  |  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...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Have The Best Record In Baseball, Ready To Take The Plunge?

What an incredible and exhilarating two weeks it’s been to be a Mets fan. Here we are only 14 games in and our Mets are on top of the world boasting an MLB best 11-3 record. It is their best start since their 1986 World Series championship season. (Wait, what!) And Iheir eight straight home wins to start the season is the best in team history. A week ago, when I wrote “You...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Players of Week 2: Nelson Cruz, Jacob deGrom

There was some offensive firepower this past week. Many players could be deserving of the Player of the Week. This was an entertaining week in baseball that saw the debut of Chicago Cubs phenom Kris Bryant, a wild and heated series in Kansas City and the surge of the New York Mets who, brace yourselves, have the best record in the National League and second only to the Detroit Tigers...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Injuries not stopping Mets

Even with the best record in the National League, Met fans aren't doing much celebrating what with two more significant injuries to Travis d'Arnaud and Jerry Blevins. But winning teams can overcome injuries, and so far at least, the Mets have done just that.  The Mets have had so many injuries lately that some articles about them don't even mention Zack Wheeler. For a team built...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Mets are trying to overcome early season injuries

As the classic Queen song goes, “another one bites the dust.” This could also serve as the April refrain for the New York Mets. On Tuesday, third baseman David Wright was placed on the 15-day DL due to a strained hamstring. Wright joins the growing list of players for the Mets that are currently not contributing to the play on the field. While expectations for the Mets were...
Via The Outside Corner
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The New York Mets have a chance to make an early statement

The New York Mets are now 6-3 through the first nine games of the season, and have won their last four. The Mets took two of three from the rival Washington Nationals to open the season and lost two of three to the Atlanta Braves before coming home to sweep the Philadelphia Phillies. The Mets begin a four-game series tonight with the Miami Marlins to finish off their first go-round...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet Zack Wheeler’s Girlfriend Dominique Rizzo

Opening Day has finally arrived! And if you’re a Mets fan, you’re cautiously optimistic that the 2015 season will be watchable. You have Matt Harvey returning from Tommy John, Juan Lagares’ rise to relevance, and David Wright making sure rookies aren’t disrespecting rules by eating sandwiches in the clubhouse. This is the time to be alive, Mets fan! Unfortunately, highly...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN NY: Mets Still Open To Trading Dillon Gee

Despite losing Zack Wheeler to a ligament tear that required Tommy John surgery, the New York Mets still may trade right-hander Dillon Gee within the month, an organization source told ESPN New York. “Gee is expected to open the season in the Mets’ rotation, although there are dissenters among team officials, who prefer prospect Rafael Montero.” “Mets manager Terry Collins...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler Undergoes Successful Tommy John Surgery

The Mets announced that Zack Wheeler underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Wednesday to repair the flexor pronator tendon and reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The surgery was performed by Dr. David Altchek and he is expected to make a full recovery. Wheeler will miss all of 2015 and is expected to return about June of 2016 or approximately 14...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has Tommy John surgery

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has had Tommy John surgery, which likely will sideline him until late next spring. The Mets said team medical director Dr. David Altchek operated in New York on Wednesday to reconstruct the 24-year-old right-hander's ulnar collateral ligament and repair the flexor pronator tendon. Wheeler was 11-11 with a 3.54 ERA and 187 strikeouts...
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March 25, 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

Sherman: Why The Mets Didn’t Trade Wheeler

So why didn’t the Mets trade Zack Wheeler this offseason? Back when they were surfing the market for the likes of Starlin Castro, Didi Gregorius, Yunel Escobar, etc., why did trade discussions end at the mention of Zack Wheeler? Well Joel Sherman of the New York Post has it all figured out. But doesn’t everybody now? “The perception they gave to the industry was Wheeler was...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Featured Post: The Very Underrated and Balanced Mets Offense

Here we are again its mid-March the snow is starting to melt in New York and the Mets are gearing up for another season, which recently took a more gloomy turn. However folks the show must go on and if there is one thing that can be said about every good Mets team in the past it is how resilient they have been, just like the fan base. If there is one positive that can be taken away...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Mets to blame for their Tommy John surgeries?

Part of the fallout of the news of Zack Wheeler‘s impending Tommy John (TJ) surgery has been the commentary on the way in which the Mets managed his innings and (later reported) ailments last season. There have been plenty of Monday morning doctors, fueled by tidbits of information spun into speculation by the media, suggesting that the team handled his workload and pain improperly...
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

As Details Emerge, Clearly Wheeler Gambled And Lost

The news is worse than expected for Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler, who will have Tommy John surgery next week and miss not only this season, but least the first two months of 2016. Bottom line: His torn ulnar collateral ligament is worse than expected. WHEELER: Gambled and lost. (Getty) Couple that with the previous revelation from GM Sandy Alderson that Wheeler pitched through pain...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

What We Learned From Zack Wheeler

Zack Wheeler finally got a chance to speak with reporters and he did acknowledge he will have Tommy John surgery on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. Dr. David Altchek will preform the surgery in New York, and Wheeler expects to return sometime around June of 2016, or about 14 months after having the surgery. “Of course, I’m nervous about it, but you’ve got to do it and have...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets’ Wheeler out 14 months for TJ surgery

New York Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler will undergo Tommy John surgery next week and expects to be out of major league games through the first two months of next season.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler to have elbow surgery next week

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler will have Tommy John surgery early next week and is expecting a 14-month rehabilitation, a schedule that would put him back in the major leagues in June 2016. ''I think the rehab is 12-18 months,'' Wheeler said Friday. ''I've talked to plenty of guys who had it, and I've talked to plenty of doctors by now - three elbow...
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March 20, 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
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