Morning Briefing: Not Traded Zack Wheeler Looks to End Skid

The Mets have lost four straight and are trying to break their dry spell. Zack Wheeler will get the ball tonight at 7:10 p.m.

Yesterday, Jacob deGrom went eight innings and gave up  just two runs but got the loss. Ho-hum.

Latest Mets News

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN says that Ben Cherington is the popular name to fill the Mets GM vacancy. He also mentions Josh Porter’s name as an option.

Steven Matz was placed on the DL with a forearm strain so Corey Oswalt was called up and will start on Sunday. Betsy Helfand writes about his back-and-forth travel this season in the Vegas Review.

Mike Puma of the NY Post says the Mets would like Jose Bautista to return in 2019. Well, if we need one guy named Jose to mentor the team, better it be Bautista.

The Mets signed Matt Gage out of Independent Baseball and he will go to Double-A.

Latest MLB News

Jen McCaffrey of the Athletic writes about how Boston’s Saberseminar does a lot for Baseball’s future.

Joe Buck will be broadcasting at least three more World Series per Andrew Marchand of the NY Post. I actually think he’s good at his job, but I find myself in the minority on that.

Chance Adams will make his MLB debut today according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post. Sherman also said the Yankees recalled Tommy Kahnle.

Mark Hauschild was a free agent 30 minutes before the game and then pitched six scoreless innings.

The Minnesota Twins claimed Oliver Drake and Johnny Fields.

Scott Kazmir has taken off 2018 but plans on pitching again per Marc Topkin.

Hunter Greene has a sprain in his UCL and will not pitch the rest of 2018.

Cespedes Family BBQ (yes, an homage to Yoenis Cespedes) wrote about the unique path of Daniel Palka.

Christopher Smith of Mass Live wrote about Steve Pearce‘s daughter and her reaction to his big game against the Yankees.

Adam Jones is helping a little league team reach their tournament.

Chris Cotillo reports that the Red Sox are calling up Tony Renda.

Dexter Fowler fractured his foot and will probably miss the rest of the year.

Latest NL East News

Matt Gelb of the Athletic writes about Maikel Franco‘s improvements.

Mark Bowman writes about Kevin Gausmann’s impending Braves debut.

Shawn Kelley feels that the Nationals have described his character poorly on his way out. Man, who are these guys? The Wilpons?

The lawsuit against Jose Fernandez‘s estate has been settled per the Sun Sentinel.

Latest on MMO

John Sheridan continued the Mets Top Prospects list.

Mathew Brownstein sat down with Robert Wuhl of Bull Durham.

This Day in Mets History

1982: The Mets get Tom Gorman for Joel Youngblood.

Birthdays: Steve Bieser turns 51, Cleon Jones turns 76, Joe Pignatano turns 89.

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I became a Mets fan in the 2008 season. Since the Alderson regime, I've embraced saber-metrics and advanced stats to back up my eye tests.