Tag: Zack Wheeler

Three Potential Breakout Pitchers for Mets in 2014

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Three Potential Breakout Pitchers for Mets in 2014

Zack Wheeler Wheeler is going to be counted on heavily next season to help pick up the slack in the absence of Matt Harvey. Something in me wonders if he’ll be able to handle that kind of pressure.  Wheeler’s laid back personality is on the complete opposite spectrum of Harvey’s bulldog mentality and I’m interested […]

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Featured Post: Will 1967 Repeat Itself In 2014 For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Will 1967 Repeat Itself In 2014 For The Mets?

To even the casual observer, it would appear that building a productive farm system in baseball is undertaken with the same predictive science and art as trying to pick the winning lottery ticket before scratching off the numbers. Lack of talent, career altering injuries, failure to translate potential, bad luck — the rise to the […]

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With Pitchers And Catchers Creeping Up, Who Is The Mets’ Ace?

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
With Pitchers And Catchers Creeping Up, Who Is The Mets’ Ace?

Flashback to November, 2012. The Mets were coming fresh off their first season featuring a 20-game winner since the 1990, and the rumors were heating up that their Cy Young award winning pitcher, R.A. Dickey, would be on the move. The next logical discussion involved who would step up and be the ace of the […]

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Fangraphs: Wheeler’s Shoulder, Walk Rates Concerning

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Fangraphs: Wheeler’s Shoulder, Walk Rates Concerning

Jeff Zimmerman of Fangraphs offered a somewhat pessimistic outlook on Zack Wheeler and his upcoming 2014 season. Zimmerman cites two major factors that he believes could significantly limit Wheeler’s success: his walk rate, and his shoulder tightness that forced him to miss his final start last year. Wheeler’s walk rate in 2013 was 4.1, a […]

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Which Player Will Have A Breakthrough Season For The Mets In 2014?

An article by posted on January 2, 2014 0 Comments
Which Player Will Have A Breakthrough Season For The Mets In 2014?

“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” ― Carl Reiner Looks like we’ve got a helluva blizzard heading our way. I saw a couple of flurries when I went out to grab some coffee and a bagel this morning, and I’m hearing we’ll get anywhere between […]

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Why Dillon Gee Should Be The Mets Opening Day Starter

An article by posted on January 1, 2014 0 Comments
Why Dillon Gee Should Be The Mets Opening Day Starter

Who should be the Mets Opening Day starter? It’s safe to say that even if the Mets were to acquire another arm for the rotation, that he would most certainly be a backend option at best and not even in this conversation. Safe to say that our Opening Day starter will come down to Dillon […]

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Reviewing the Beltran-for-Wheeler Trade

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
Reviewing the Beltran-for-Wheeler Trade

Two and a half years have passed since Sandy Alderson traded Carlos Beltran to the Giants for top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler. At the time, the move was widely praised. In fact, most considered it a steal, particularly since Beltran went on to sign with the Cardinals that offseason making the deal a clear loser […]

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MMO Boom or Bust: Two Years For Bartolo Colon

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Boom or Bust: Two Years For Bartolo Colon

We’ve all read the raves and the rants on the Mets signing Bartolo Colon to a two-year, $20 million deal. We’ve read tens of thousands of words on the pros and the cons, the upside and the downside, the high-water marks and the pitfalls. But this is MM – the last word on everything Amazin… This […]

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Terry Collins: The Sky’s The Limit For Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
Terry Collins: The Sky’s The Limit For Zack Wheeler

As of now, the New York Mets don’t anticipate an innings limitations on Zack Wheeler, who was shut down for his last two starts in 2013. Wheeler threw 100 innings last year and said an innings limit hasn’t been determined, and if one is later on, it won’t be until after the season starts. “We haven’t […]

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Signing Bartolo Colon is a Better Move Than You Think

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 0 Comments
Signing Bartolo Colon is a Better Move Than You Think

We want to Welcome Pete to MetsMerized. If you like what you read, you can follow him on twitter: @panselmo93 Enjoy his debut post… No matter how much some fans despise the front office (ownership in particular), you absolutely have to give them some credit for digging into their pockets, gritting their teeth, and giving […]

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