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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Mets’ Zack Wheeler provides hope after 2-year absence

Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler took the mound for the first time since Tommy John surgery almost two years ago against the Braves at Champion Stadium on Friday.

Wheeler threw 31 pitches—short of his team-imposed 35-pitch limit—and hit 94 mph on the gun. He gave up two hits and a walk and whiffed a batter.

“They say he threw the ball fine, two innings. Obviously less than the 35 pitches which was going to be max, but those were good signs,” said manager Terry Collins, who stayed at the team’s spring training home to watch Matt Harvey pitch.

Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: March 11, 2017 at 10:32 AM | 8 comment(s)
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Saturday, March 04, 2017

Zack Wheeler dilemma requires Mets to start dreaming big now | New York Post

I feel similarly about Wheeler. The Mets are discussing Wheeler as a first-half reliever to save innings for a second-half rotation spot, or having him in the rotation from the outset, use his 120 innings and shut him down afterward. But I would try to keep him in extended spring until approximately June 1 and then have him for the most precious part of the schedule, perhaps even a Division Series Game 4 start. Again, if you are not going to dream big now, then when?

Jim Furtado Posted: March 04, 2017 at 08:35 AM | 1 comment(s)
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Mets, Zack Wheeler Avoid Arbitration, Agree On $800K Deal

Zack Wheeler and the Mets have avoided arbitration by agreeing on a one-year, $800,000 contract for this season.

WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman reported on the deal Wednesday.

Wheeler, 26, has not pitched in the majors since 2014. The right-hander tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching arm and underwent Tommy John surgery in March 2015.

Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: January 12, 2017 at 02:03 PM | 0 comment(s)
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