Zack Wheeler was a busy man yesterday in New York City. With Matt Harvey down for the year, it looks like the Mets are pushing Wheeler to the media this winter. Probably not a bad plan, considering Wheeler will be an increasingly important part of the team's rotation going forward. This season, he will likely serve as last remaining member of the youth movement until Noah Syndergaard makes an appearance.
Wheeler started his day with teammate, Daniel Murphy, at a Dunkin Donuts where they did a meet and greet with several fans. The Mets used their Twitter account to announce the location, with several fans taking the opportunity to take pictures with the flame thrower. Wheeler then completed a question and answer session that appeared on MLB.com, that allowed fans to ask him questions via socially media.
Wheeler rounded out his day with a stop on 98.7 ESPN Radio in New York. Wheeler discussed the team's new additions and his belief that the team should have a better chance to win now as a result. More importantly, Wheeler discussed his plans to arrive early to spring training. For what should be Wheelers first full season at the Major League level, a full spring of conditioning should be paramount. Glad to see he'll be taking it seriously.