Wheeler optioned to Triple A, Postponing

Wheeler optioned to Triple A, Postponing "5 Aces" Dream

by Nick Giacone March 24, 2018 0 Comments

The dream of the five aces will have to wait. The Mets have optioned Zack Wheeler to start the season playing Triple A ball in Las Vegas, postponing Mets fans’ hopes to see a starting rotation of our five young studs.

It’s sad to see happen, but it’s a warranted move. Wheeler couldn’t seem to find himself this Spring Training, posting a dreadful 8.10 ERA over the 10 innings he pitched. He put his rotation spot in jeopardy after allowing five runs (three earned) in two innings in his last outing vs the Nationals. With Jason Vargas starting out on the DL, Seth Lugo is most likely to fill his spot to start the season.

Wheeler has had a tough road back from his Tommy John’s surgery in 2014. His recovery went slower than planned, and he didn’t pitch well upon his return, which was ultimately cut short by a stress fracture in his arm. It won’t be easy at the hitter-friendly Cashman Field, but hopefully in Las Vegas Wheeler can take a deep breath and pitch his way back to his once-promising form.




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