Morning Briefing: Wheeler Aims For Series Win

Good morning, Mets fans! This afternoon, the Mets will go for the series win against the Nationals. Zack Wheeler will take the mound for the Mets. The righty will look to continue his recent stretch of success.

The Mets won 3-0 last night thanks to a good start from Jason Vargas and a homer from Jay Bruce. That is a sentence I expected to type way more in Spring than I actually have.

Latest Mets News

Marc Carig of the Athletic details David Wright‘s grueling road back to the Majors. Highly recommend the piece and if you really don’t respect Wright after reading that, I don’t know what else to say.

Former White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci, said the Mets need to start spending more. He is a part time owner of the team.

The Mets will host the Staten Island Little League team that reached the semifinals in the US Bracket of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA on Sunday, August 26 at Citi Field. In addition to meeting Mets players and coaches, the little leaguers will take batting practice on the field, have lunch at the ballpark and be acknowledged in a pregame ceremony before the Mets take on the Nationals at 1:10 p.m.

Mickey Callaway says the Mets expect to see more of Jay Bruce at first soon and that could ultimately lead him to the full-time gig in 2019.

The Mets are reportedly finalizing a switch from WOR to WCBS.

Latest MLB News

Jesse Hahn underwent UCL surgery. This is not the same as Tommy John Surgery.

The White Sox shut down their pitching prospect, Dylan Cease, to limit his innings.

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Shumpei Yoshikawa, a top NPB prospect.

Latest NL East News

David O’Brien of the Athletic writes about some more bad blood between the Marlins and Braves.

Rhys Hoskins (Big Fella) and Tommy Hunter (Bigger Fella) explain their nicknames.

Stephen Strasburg will make his next start per the Washington Post.

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John Sheridan wrote about Jarred Kelenic‘s inability of being scared by intimidation.

This Day in Mets History

2009: Mets trade Billy Wagner.

Birthdays: Pedro Feliciano turns 42, Gary Matthews Jr. turns 44, Shaun Fitzmaurice turns 76

LGM!

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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.