Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:09:16 -0800
The New York Mets had expressed interest in trading for OF Yoenis Cespedes before the end of last season but talks quickly broke down after the Boston Red Sox asked for either SP Jacob deGrom or SP Zack Wheeler in return, according to a source.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:18:25 -0700
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler is not in danger of hitting his innings limit before the end of the season, according to general manager Sandy Alderson.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:37:24 -0700
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler, who is 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA in his last eight starts entering his matchup against the Chicago Cubs Friday, Aug. 15, is frustrated that he hasn't completed seven innings in any of those latest outings. "It's always going to be high, because he's the one guy who strikes people out on our staff," manager Terry Collins said. "… What I think is going to keep it down is if he stays around the strike zone. The issue becomes how many times he gets to 3-2. That's what helps that pitch count build up. But, gosh, he's been pitching so well, I'll take what he can give us tonight."
Fantasy Tip: Despite Wheeler racking up high pitch counts early in his starts, he's been solid lately, and his matchup against the Cubbies tonight is enticing in daily leagues.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:45:27 -0700
New York Mets SPs Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee and Zack Wheeler will pitch against the San Diego Padres in next weekend's series, which begins Friday, July 18. Manager Terry Collins has not determined the rest of the rotation, but said SP Jacob deGrom will remain in the starting rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Jon Niese's health will influence the backend of the rotation going forward. However, it appears Daisuke Matsuzaka will lose his spot when Niese returns. deGrom's value stabilizes, and he is emerging as a viable option in mixed leagues.
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:41:33 -0700
New York Mets SPs Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee and Zack Wheeler will start the first three games after the All-Star break, according to manager Terry Collins. Collins said the rest of the rotation will depend on the health of some pitchers.
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:51:36 -0700
New York Mets SPs Bartolo Colon and Zack Wheeler will pitch in the two-game series against the Oakland Athletics beginning Tuesday, June 24.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:16:58 -0700
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler struck out eight and allowed three hits and a walk in his complete-game shutout over the Miami Marlins Thursday, June 19.
Fri, 30 May 2014 08:39:31 -0700
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler has been working lately to improve the command of his slider, because he had been getting "under" the ball with his fingers and hadn't been able to locate the pitch for a strike in his previous outings. In his start Thursday, May 29, he had the slider under control, and he struck out nine in 6 1/3 innings. Wheeler also focused on being less predictable, no longer throwing fastballs in fastball counts.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:32:09 -0800
New York Mets SP Jon Niese was named the Opening Day starter. SPs Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee and Zack Wheeler will take the next three spots in the rotation.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:16:28 -0800
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler said his goal is to slow things down on the mound this year after he had a tendency to rush his body while delivering pitches in his rookie season. He also said that reports of him tipping his pitches after he was called up last year were inaccurate. Wheeler is hoping he'll receive the nod on Opening Day this year.