Earlier on in the Spring, Wheeler was asked if he would sign a deal that would keep him in New York with the Mets. He replied that he’d love to stay in New York however it would have to be under the right terms. In other words, we’re not getting any discount from Wheeler and his agents to keep him in our rotation.
So rightfully so, the Mets have been highly entertaining the idea of trading the young right hander. Wheeler is no stranger to Trade Deadline deals, I mean, that’s how he ended up in New York, he was traded for potential future Hall of Fame’r Carlos Beltran.
While I doubt that we would get a future Hall of Fame’r in return, Wheeler has been absolutely upping his value on the trade market. As the weather has been heating up, so has Wheeler.
In Wheeler’s last three starts, opponents have been hitting a slash line of .182/.229/.242 off of the right hander. He’s given up just 12 hits in 19.1 innings while allowing 4 earned runs and striking out 20. He did this against three teams that are currently slugging, too. The Cubs, Phillies, and Yankees.
Zack Wheeler may not be donning the Orange & Blue anymore at some point soon.