Zack Wheeler ContentWheeler announced on Twitter that he'll probably be making his first start for St. Lucie on Monday.
We had a lot on the Mets' big acquisition this week: here's the initial report of the trade, a quick scouting report, a look at his significant left/right splits, prospect experts opinions from around the web on the trade, a podcast where Ted Berg, Patrick Flood and I discuss Beltran and Wheeler, and finally a lengthy examination of where Wheeler would fit into the Mets' organization prospect rankings.
Friday TransactionsNick Evans has cleared waiver (again) and been activated by the Buffalo Bisons. To make room for Evans, utility infielder Michael Fisher, who had hit .259/.327/.351 in 66 games for the Bisons, was sent down to AA. Infielder Nieuman Romero was placed on the AA DL with a right shin contusion.
Matz Paper Move
The Mets moved Steve Matz, their top pick (2nd round) to the minor league 60-day DL with a elbow soreness. Essentially, this ensures that he won't count against the reserve lists of any minor league affiliate and gives the Mets more flexibility to move other guys around. It also suggests that he's not going to appear in a game any time soon.