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.
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:42:19 -0800
New York Mets manager Terry Collins is "leaning toward" making SP Jon Niese the team's Opening Day starter this year, when the team faces the Washington Nationals. Collins may want to separate right-handed SPs Bartolo Colon and Zack Wheeler, however.
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:19:10 -0800
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said the team isn't done searching for starting pitching, even after signing SP John Lannan. Lannan and SP Jenrry Mejia figure to be the main competitors for the final rotation spot behind SPs Bartolo Colon, Jon Niese, Zack Wheeler and Dillon Gee.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:29:30 -0800
New York Mets P Noah Syndergaard is the team's top prospect and a non-roster invitee for spring training. He is not expected to start the season with the big club, but he should follow the timeline of SPs Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler, arriving to make his debut by July, according to beat writer Jorge Castillo.
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 15:50:07 -0700
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (shoulder) visited with a doctor after dealing with shoulder stiffness last week. The team isn't worried about Wheeler, so he did not undergo an MRI exam. However, he won't pitch again this season.
Fantasy Tip: Go ahead and drop Wheeler in all redraft leagues.
Sat, 21 Sep 2013 18:28:29 -0700
The New York Mets have shut down SP Zack Wheeler (shoulder) for the remainder of the season. Wheeler felt some shoulder stiffness in his last start but will not need any MRI or doctor's exam.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:20:12 -0700
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler could make two more starts this season, according to manager Terry Collins. Wheeler has thrown 168 2/3 innings this season and 100 in 17 starts at the major league level. He allowed four runs in five innings while walking a career-high six against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, Sept. 17. His next start will likely come against the Cincinnati Reds Monday, Sept. 23.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:42:39 -0700
New York Mets P Carlos Torres will move to the bullpen for a few days as the team goes with a modified six-man starting rotation. SP Zack Wheeler is currently at 163 2/3 innings on the year entering his start Tuesday, Sept. 17, meaning he'll likely only have one more start. Torres will return to the rotation Sunday, Sept. 22.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:11:21 -0700
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler is around 28 innings from being shut down for the season. His next start is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 6, and it's unclear if he'll make it through the final month of the season. However, the team is considering a six-man rotation. He has thrown 151 2/3 innings between the majors and minors this year.
Fantasy Tip: Continue to ride Wheeler out until he's shut down. Be aware, however, that the Mets could try to limit how deep he goes in his remaining starts in order to preserve him the rest of the way.