Stay put, Wheeler

Zack Wheeler will not pitch for the Mets this April, Mets people are telling Andy Martino of the Daily News.

“His ultimate promotion will have nothing to do with other injuries,” Martino tweets about Wheeler. “They don’t think he’s quite ready.”

In his talk with reporters after the game, Terry Collins said Wheeler still needs to work on ‘his stuff,’ and should not be considered for the Opening Day roster.

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

I’m starting to sway. I know it’s the right move to keep him in Triple-A to start the year; and I know expectations are low; and I know I’d rather have the extra year of team control of Wheeler’s contract. But, damn. The injury bug is running rampant, and it’s difficult to digest knowing the third best pitcher (or maybe the best pitcher) in the organization is able and (maybe) ready to help now. I know the right thing to do is to wait, but it’s just so tempting to promote this guy…