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Mets’ Jason Vargas suffers fracture to non-pitching hand

Mets left-hander Jason Vargas suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right hamate bone during his outing Friday, the team announced. It’s unclear how long Vargas will be on the shelf, though Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News estimates two to six weeks, depending on whether he undergoes surgery. General manager Sandy Alderson told Tim Britton of The Athletic and other reporters...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Mets’ rotation battle: Steven Matz vs. Zack Wheeler

It might be tough for the Mets to choose between the two for a spot in the starting rotation. With Opening Day less than two weeks away, the Mets still have an open spot in their starting rotation. We already know that Noah Syndergaard is slated to start the opener, and Jacob deGrom will get the start in the second game of the season. Those two might have been flipped if not for...
Via Amazin' Avenue
2 days ago

Fifth Starter Spot Likely Coming Down to Wheeler vs Matz

New York Mets lefty Steven Matz had a rough first inning on Wednesday when he allowed two runs on 33 pitches to the Miami Marlins. He bounced back though to not give up a run over the next 3.1 innings and strike out five overall in the appearance. The good ending to his outing could’ve pushed him closer to the battle for the Mets’ fifth starter spot after his main competition Zack...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago

Mets love Zack Wheeler right now but still want to see more

PORT ST. LUCIE — Zack Wheeler’s stuff has been electric this spring, causing Mets officials to privately gush about the manner in which the right-hander has performed. But where Wheeler begins the season — Mets rotation, bullpen or even Triple-A Las Vegas — will likely be predicated upon how he fares in his final three...
Via New York Post
6 days ago

New York Mets: Rotation looks good this spring

Spring Training games are not always the best way to determine talent; much smaller sample size, games do not count so the players might not be trying as hard, you end up facing a lot of no-name minor league players and a lot of players are still brushing off their offseason rust. But, it is a good sign to see players performing well in Spring Training. For the case of the New York...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: WATCH: Breaking down Zack Wheeler's Mets spring training debut

Steve Gelbs and Wayne Randazzo evaluate Zack Wheeler's impressive performance in his first 2018 Grapefruit League start, as he competes for a spot in the New York Mets starting rotation.
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mickey Callaway on Zack Wheeler: "He's definitely a starting pitcher"

New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway announced Wednesday that Zack Wheeler will start the first game of the Grapefruit League schedule in Port St. Lucie, and will remain in competition for a spot in the Mets starting rotation.
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets' P Zack Wheeler undergoing freaky, unusual rehab

Zack Wheeler has dealt with a number of injuries in his career. In a way to try to get healthy, the New York Mets starting pitcher is undergoing an uncommon rehab procedure.Per Kevin Kurtan of the New York Post, Wheeler detailed the procedure“It needed two full months of rest. I got that, and then I’ve been taking these shots every day for the past six months. The medicine is called...
Via Sportsnaut
February 11, 2018  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler defeats Mets in arbitration

Mets righty Zack Wheeler has won his arbitration case against the team, according to Jerry Crasnick of (via Twitter). Wheeler, a client of Jet Sports Management, will earn the $1.9MM he requested rather than the $1.5MM figure the team sought.Obviously, the arbitration panel’s decision won’t have a drastic impact on the New York balance sheet for the coming season. And it...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
February 08, 2018  |  Discuss

Three Up, Three Down: Stephen Strasburg does it all

Welcome to this week's edition of Three Up, Three Down — your weekly catch-up of the three best highlights (and lowlights) from around the league. We're here for all of the cheers and the jeers, because it's baseball. You can't have a winner without someone losing along the way.Up: The donnybrook in Detroit Last week, the Yankees and Tigers engaged in what was easily the most bizarre...
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August 31, 2017  |  Discuss

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