Yankees are shifting their focus to Wheeler in what is looking like a weak trade market for starting pitching.
Wheeler, 28, is 2-6 with a 4.42 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 99 strikeouts in 99.2 innings this season. He does have a 3.71 FIP for the season and a 0.9 HR/9 rate that ranks 17th among 83 qualified starters.
The right-hander has been better of late with a 3.44 ERA and 3.39 FIP over his last eight starts and has also seen a velocity boost on his fastball.
Jon Heyman of FanCred was on WFAN today, saying that a trade between the Mets and Yankees for Wheeler is unlikely. Though, if a deal did happen that the Mets could get a top 200 prospect for Wheeler or someone like infielder Brandon Drury.