The Mets considered trading Zack Wheeler prior to this year's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, as SNY's Andy Martino reported. In the end, the Mets did not make a move, leaving fans to wonder what's next for Wheeler, who is enjoying a long-awaited breakout season.
In his most recent start, Wheeler tossed seven shutout innings against the Nationals, lowering his season ERA to 3.46. As a result, he has the fifth-best ERA (1.09) among National League starting pitchers during August and has not lost a game since June 22.
"I think it's just him getting more and more comfortable with the pitcher he is," according to Mets manager Mickey Callaway, who said when on the mound Wheeler inspires his teammates in the same way as Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard.
In October, the Mets will likely hire a new General Manager, who will be in a similar situation with Wheeler that the current group was in during July...