Tag: Zack Wheeler

Featured Post: The Reality (or lack thereof) of 90 Wins

An article by posted on March 23, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Reality (or lack thereof) of 90 Wins

Let me first go on the record to say that I would much rather have Mets GM Sandy Alderson set an expectation of 90 wins, as opposed to, say, 90 losses. For teams that look to overachieve, the first step is believing you are better than you actually are. And when it was first reported, […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 7, Braves 6

An article by posted on March 20, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Mets 7, Braves 6

The Mets, back in action from their off day on Wednesday, faced the Atlanta Braves at Tradition Field today and Zack Wheeler went up against the Braves newly signed free-agent pitcher, Ervin Santana. After a game that saw a combined 13 runs on 22 hits, the Mets came out on top after an Anthony Recker three-run bomb […]

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Gee Could Get Opening Day Start If Niese Isn’t Ready

An article by posted on March 11, 2014 0 Comments
Gee Could Get Opening Day Start If Niese Isn’t Ready

Terry Collins told reporters that Dillon Gee or Bartolo Colon will get the ball on Opening Day if Jon Niese isn’t ready to go. Niese made his first start of the spring today against the Cardinals and got roughed up for four runs in his two innings of work. Niese said his shoulder felt good, […]

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Collins Says Davis and Tejada Out Until Friday, Duda “Really Sore”

An article by posted on March 4, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says Davis and Tejada Out Until Friday, Duda “Really Sore”

Marc Carig of Newsday reports that Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada will not play until Friday at the earliest, according to manager Terry Collins. Lucas Duda may need some time as well since he’s battling soreness. Davis is dealing with a tight calf, Tejada has a tight hamstring and Duda has sore legs. Also, Zack Wheeler could get […]

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Looks Like Niese Will Start Opening Day

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
Looks Like Niese Will Start Opening Day

The Mets plan to start Jonathon Niese on Opening Day against the Washington Nationals on March 31 at Citi Field, then have Bartolo Colon start Game 2 of the season and Dillon Gee start Game 3, team insiders told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Rubin says that would push Zack Wheeler and the fifth starter to the second series of the season, against the Cincinnati […]

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Mets Starters Felt Reassured and Confident With Lagares In Center

An article by posted on February 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Starters Felt Reassured and Confident With Lagares In Center

Eric Young Jr. fully understands that he needs to work on his on-base skills particularly if he’s going to reward manager Terry Collins who has placed all his faith on him as the team’s leadoff hitter this season. In a Q & A with Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger, Young explains what he needs to […]

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Wheeler Doesn’t Want Attention, Wants To Throw Strikes

An article by posted on February 19, 2014 0 Comments
Wheeler Doesn’t Want Attention, Wants To Throw Strikes

One of the highlights for the New York Mets last season was a double-header sweep of Atlanta anchored by future aces Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler, who was making his major league debut. If you weren’t reading about Harvey last summer you were reading about Wheeler. This spring most of the ink is going to Noah Syndergaard, whom the […]

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ESPN: Montero could be key for Mets in 2014

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN: Montero could be key for Mets in 2014

The buzz regarding highly touted pitching prospect Rafael Montero making his major league debut this season continues to build. Several prognosticators have ticketed the Mets to finish with a similar record from last year (74-88) as they continue their rebuilding project and wait for the return of Matt Harvey from Tommy John surgery. On the […]

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Projecting the Mets 2016 Starting Rotation

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Projecting the Mets 2016 Starting Rotation

The New York Mets have one of the best, if not the best, farm systems when it comes to pitching. There is so much depth coming up the pipeline that picking five pitchers who will most likely be in the rotation come 2016 is incredibly difficult. However, I’m sure every big league team would love […]

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A Road Map to an 88 Win Season for the Mets

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
A Road Map to an 88 Win Season for the Mets

Mark Simon of ESPN New York, conjured one scenario in which the Mets take their 74-88 record and flip it around to 88-74. That would make them a borderline playoff contender, he writes, which in a division with the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves seems like an ambitious outlook. What needs to happen for the Mets to win 88 games? […]

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