Morning Briefing: Wheeler Looks to Boost That Trade Value

Good morning Mets fans! Last night, the team fell to the San Diego Padres 3-2 at Citi Field.

Tonight, Zack Wheeler takes the mound looking to even up the series against LHP Eric Lauer at 7:10 pm at Citi Field.

Latest Mets News

Jacob deGrom is the first pitcher in major league history to go through the first 20 starts of the season with an ERA below 2.00 (1.71) yet have less than seven wins (5) in that span.

Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will visit a foot specialist as well as Dr. David Altchek this week as he considers surgery on the calcification in his heels.

Stefania Bell of ESPN says even worse news could be coming for Cespedes.

Mets minor-league outfielder Tim Tebow broke the hamate bone in his right hand. Tebow will have surgery on Tuesday and will likely miss the remainder of the season.

After the rain out on Sunday the Mets adjusted their rotation for this week. deGrom started last night, Zack Wheeler will start tonight, followed by Corey Oswalt on Wednesday.

Mets assistant GM John Ricco told the media that the Mets are “still engaged” and are “still having dialogue with some teams” on a Jacob deGrom trade.

The Mets have drawn some trade interest in OF Jose Bautista and C Devin Mesoraco.

Marc Carig of the Athletic discusses the lingering disconnect that plagues the Mets, beginning with the Wilpons.

Mets 2017 third-round pick Quinn Brodey has been promoted to St. Lucie from Columbia.

Join the Mets as they celebrate Pride Night at Citi Field on Saturday, August 4.

Latest MLB News

The New York Daily News on Monday cut their editorial team by 50 percent, and trimmed their sports section down from 35 members to nine.

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Brewers and Mariners are seen as potential fits for RHP Matt Harvey, both teams have inquired but nothing is imminent.

The Rays announced that they’ve placed top starter Blake Snell on the disabled list due to left shoulder fatigue.

The Pirates announced that they have designated lefty Josh Smoker for assignment.

Brewers left-hander Brent Suter, who left Sunday’s start after three innings due to a forearm strain, has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed infielder Justin Turner on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain and recalled outfielder Alex Verdugo from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Latest NL East News

The Phillies are discussing a potential Curtis Granderson swap with the Blue Jays, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Latest on MMO

Jack Ramsey says the DH in the National League is closer than you think.

Rob Piersall says the Mets have no discernible plan for the future.

Dilip Sridhar thinks the Mets need to go all-in on Cuban OF Victor Victor Mesa.

This Day in Mets History

1965: 75 year-old Mets skipper Casey Stengel manages his final baseball game, a 5-1 loss to Philadelphia at Shea Stadium.

1970: Tommy Agee steals home with two outs in the bottom of the tenth inning, giving the Mets a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Dodgers at Shea Stadium.

2012: Jordany Valdespin sets a new Mets single-season record when he hits his fifth pinch-hit home run of the season in the team’s 5-2 loss to Washington at Citi Field.

2015: Michael Conforto becomes the 1,000th player in Mets history when he makes his major league debut.

Birthday’s: Jeff Kaiser turns 59.

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