Tag: Zack Wheeler

Wheeler Emerging As Confident Cornerstone

An article by posted on February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Wheeler Emerging As Confident Cornerstone

Kevin Kernan (New York Post) collected the thoughts of one of NY’s emerging young pitchers, Zack Wheeler, who has become more vocal this offseason as the team approaches what should be a turning point.  2015 is being presented as the year when excuses will be laid to rest and winning will be restored. “…Wheeler likes […]

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Mets Should Start Considering Extensions For Some Players

An article by posted on February 5, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Should Start Considering Extensions For Some Players

History has shown us the best way, and most economical, is to build from within and complement your core with free-agent signings and trades. The Mets have a young, but largely unproven core of talent outside of David Wright. I wrote the other day how the Mets should consider extending Lucas Duda if he duplicates […]

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Mets Are Well Positioned To Dominate In Their Division

An article by posted on January 4, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Are Well Positioned To Dominate In Their Division

It’s so easy to look at the Mets’ offseason so far and shrug your shoulders when asked if they did enough to snap their streak of six consecutive losing seasons – the longest active losing streak in baseball. The ultra-optimistic Met fan will point to rebound seasons by David Wright and Curtis Granderson as reasons […]

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2015 Breakout Pitcher: Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on December 29, 2014 0 Comments
2015 Breakout Pitcher: Zack Wheeler

Christina Kahrl of ESPN lists righthander Zack Wheeler among her 10 Breakout Pitchers for 2015. “He doesn’t have Jake deGrom’s hair or Matt Harvey’s panache, but the Mets will happily settle for another top-shelf starting pitcher in what might quickly develop into the best rotation in the division within the next year or two. Yes, […]

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Alderson Shifts Gears, Now Looks To Free Agency For Shortstop

An article by posted on December 9, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Shifts Gears, Now Looks To Free Agency For Shortstop

Speaking with reporters at the Winter Meetings, Sandy Alderson shifted gears again and now says it’s more likely the Mets acquire a shortstop upgrade via free agency, rather than the original plan which was to execute a trade using the Mets’ pitching depth. This certainly changes a lot for the team, who had several high end, […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Don’t Be Shy Sandy…

An article by posted on November 6, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Don’t Be Shy Sandy…

An MMO Fan Shot by Matt Stephens It has become evident at this early stage in the off-season that the Mets will not be major players in the free agent market. For the first year in many, that choice isn’t simply because of funds, but simply out of who is available, or better yet who […]

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Looking Back At Colon Deal, Looking Ahead To 2015

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Looking Back At Colon Deal, Looking Ahead To 2015

Last year’s free agent class included quite a few short term deals for starting pitchers. Mets GM Sandy Alderson signed 41-year old righthander Bartolo Colon to a two year $20 million deal last winter and the veteran proved to be a durable workhorse who led the Mets this season with 202.1 innings pitched. The deal […]

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Beltran Could Have Altered Fate For World Series Teams

An article by posted on October 21, 2014 0 Comments
Beltran Could Have Altered Fate For World Series Teams

The trade that sent Carlos Beltran to the San Francisco Giants for Zack Wheeler set off a chain of events that could have impacted the fates of both the Giants and Royals. Beltran went on to sign with the Cardinals during the following offseason and then signed a three-year deal with the Yankees before the 2014 […]

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MMO Trade Target: Starlin Castro, SS

An article by posted on October 4, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Trade Target: Starlin Castro, SS

The Mets have a solid foundation of pitching to go with a young core of position players, many of whom emerged as stars in 2014.  The team is no longer looking to rebuild, their disenchanted fan base has high expectations and a New York based franchise stocked with farm talent should have no trouble making […]

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5 Potential Mets Offseason Trades

An article by posted on October 3, 2014 0 Comments
5 Potential Mets Offseason Trades

After finishing the season at a respectable 79-83 the New York Mets have some work to do in order to bolster a beleaguered offense that ranked 13th in the National League in batting average and 12th in slugging percentage. At the moment the only legitimate power threat in the Mets everyday lineup is Lucas Duda […]

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