The Mets could negotiate Zack Wheeler before the close of trading.
New York has received several requests for a possible deal for the 28-year-old pitcher, according to a New York Times report. Wheeler has registered a 2-6 record with a 4.47 ERA this season.
When Mets find out about trading schedules, a pitcher who talks about much-discussed Syndergaard & deGrom has: Zack Wheeler. 3.38 ERA over the last 8 starts, healthy, split-change effective, beats 99 mph, free agent after the next year. The starter trade market is also weak.
– James Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) June 29, 2018
The Mets are reportedly considering trading Aces Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. But an anonymous American League scout told the Boston Globe earlier this month that Wheeler was the most likely pitcher on New York's roster to be involved in a trade.
Wheeler was originally selected by the Giants in the first round of the 2009 MLB Draft. He was traded to the Mets as a prospect for Carlos Beltran in July 2011.
Wheeler has struggled with consistency at the MLB level. He has scored a record of 23-29 with a 4.01 ERA during his career.
Wheeler missed everyone from 2015 and 2016 after Operation Tommy John.
The Mets kicked their game Friday against the Marlins with a 32-46 record. They opened the season 11-1.