Tag: Zack Wheeler

Mets Strongly Considering Zack Wheeler For Opening Day Start

An article by posted on February 24, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Strongly Considering Zack Wheeler For Opening Day Start

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, while much can change over the next six weeks, the Mets are strongly considering Zack Wheeler for the Opening Day start at Washington on April 6, according to a club source. Terry Collins spoke glowingly about Wheeler on Monday in this report by the Daily News. […]

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Harvey, Wheeler, deGrom Have Already Blown Past Generation K

An article by posted on February 21, 2015 0 Comments
Harvey, Wheeler, deGrom Have Already Blown Past Generation K

Hey, you all know how I occasionally love to highlight something I come across in our comment threads, where you can learn something new everyday if you’re able to navigate your way through all the Sandy Lover stuff. (Heh heh) Here’s something cool that jumped out at me from one of our readers, Taskmaster. Task […]

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Are Mets Capable of a 40 WAR Season and Going to the Playoffs?

An article by posted on February 17, 2015 0 Comments
Are Mets Capable of a 40 WAR Season and Going to the Playoffs?

Mark Simon of ESPN,  took to GM Sandy Alderson’s “10 win” comments from earlier this month and decided to measure that improvement in WAR.  After compiling a total of 29.6 WAR last year (ESPN WAR not FanGraphs), a 10 win improvement would put the Mets a shade under an overall total of 40.  According to Simon,”nine teams […]

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Framing A Defensive Argument For Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
Framing A Defensive Argument For Travis d’Arnaud

The following is an in depth look at Travis d’Arnaud’s overall value as a catcher.  The idea that he is incapable of being an everyday backstop is based on two conventional defensive metrics.  The lack of credit surrounding his framing skills leaves something to be desired though.  Stolen bases and passed balls rarely result in […]

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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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