I don’t mean to be callous as Beltran leaves Flushing but we finally have a new toy.
‘LosB, I loved ya’. I admit to getting unreasonably frustrated with you a couple times but I’ll always remember you fondly. And the longer those fat stat lines you posted as a Met are in the books I predict you’ll become more beloved in the years to come.
Now back to Wheeler.
Without any major off-season moves it feels like forever since we got a new player and a hot shot power arm is a great guy to root for.
I think Alderson did a great job here. According to the Metsblog insight Wheeler was clearly the best prospect we were offered.
And please don’t tell me Alderson shouldn’t have had to pay any of his contract. What a bunch of BS. As if we the fans should be at all concerned about the Wilponzi’s money. That’s a complete joke.
The word on Wheeler is a plus fastball and curveball but spotty command. I watched a cut-up of a game he pitched and he barely got hit at all. Most of the time he either got swings and misses or missed the strike zone completely.
This seems typical for a youngster with a live arm. The righty can touch 95 but needs time to dial in his control.
Now let’s hurry up and wait 1 - 2 years until Wheeler is in the bigs.