Zack Wheeler a bright spot for Mets in an otherwise dreary final month

After being shut out for the second time in three days to the Washington Nationals (and only registering 13 hits in the three games against them thus far), the Mets are limping—all bandaged and wounded—to the finish line. The spirit has been sapped out of this club, and a team could only take so much [...]

We should all preach patience with Zack Wheeler

On Friday night in Milwaukee, Zack Wheeler made his fourth career start for the Mets. While it wasn’t a thing of beauty, Wheeler did collect his second win on the year nonetheless. Wheeler pitched the minimum five innings to qualify for the win. In those five innings, Wheeler gave up seven hits and three walks [...]

Dillon Gee and Jeremy Hefner in race to avoid being demoted

With Zack Wheeler’s eventual call up to Queens to come in the next week or two, Dillon Gee and Jeremy Hefner are doing their best to not lose their spot in the rotation. Simply put, they are not going down without a fight. While the club and Terry Collins are trying to downplay the addition [...]

Marcum, Gee and Hefner need to start pulling their weight

 You almost have to feel bad for the Mets’ pitchers who have to follow Matt Harvey these days. With the legend of Harvey nearly growing to ‘perfect’ proportions, the rest of the staff (sans Jonathon Niese) have to be suffering from an inferiority complex. So far on the season, Shaun Marcum, Dillon Gee and Jeremy [...]

Making sense of the Stanton for d’Arnaud, Wheeler trade rumors

The Mets’ blogosphere blew up on Thursday after the Daily News’ Andy Martino reported that the Mets were very intrigued at the prospects of trading for the Marlins’ power-hitting dynamo Giancarlo Stanton. Why not, the Marlins have almost  traded their entire roster in the last year; why not try to pry away the most coveted [...]

Mets Minors: Zack Wheeler earns his top prospect ranking

Zack Wheeler came to the Mets as a top prospect who seemed to have a few issues.  Namely, control.  Back in the CAL when he was with San Francisco’s A+ affiliate, he was walking half as many batters as he struck out.  Which isn’t good when you strike out as many as he did.  Averaging [...]

Mets Minors: End of season wrap-up

The regular season for Mets minor leaguers ended on Labor Day and the Class A St. Lucie Mets were eliminated in the championship series of the Florida State League playoffs and Savannah is one win away from a low Class A title in the South Atlantic League. With the offseason quickly approaching, now is a [...]

Mets Minors: Is Reese Havens back?

Don’t look yet, but Reese Havens may finally be back. The 22nd overall pick in the 2008 draft is in the midst of his best stretch in nearly two seasons, highlighted by a pinch-hit, 12th-inning walkoff homer Saturday for the Binghamton Mets against Altoona. Coincidentally, Havens was playing next to rehabbing shortstop Jose Reyes, perhaps [...]

Just who is Zack Wheeler?

After weeks of speculation, the Mets finally pulled the trigger and traded Carlos Beltran to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for pitching prospect Zack Wheeler. (This, of course, is contingent on the legalities of the deal which should become final by Thursday afternoon.) While we wax nostalgic of the memories Beltran’s made in Queens, [...]