Zack Wheeler could not end the season with the Mets.
The Yankees are excited about dealing for the 29-year-old starter and the Mets will “have no issues” sending him to their crosstown rivals, in response to a report from SNY. The 2 New York groups have, at instances, been hesitant to finish trades prior to now.
Wheeler holds a 6-5 document with a 4.42 ERA in 18 begins to this point in 2019. He has spent his total MLB profession with the Mets.
“Honestly, I hate change,” Wheeler informed The Athletic earlier this week. “I’m a homebody. I like the group of guys we’ve got here. … I can’t tell you how many years my name has been in trade talks. I’m kind of used to it right now. But it never gets easy.”
The Mets entered play Wednesday with a 39-47 document and have misplaced seven of their final 9. They’re six video games behind the Cubs for the second wild-card spot and path the Braves by 11 video games within the Nationwide League East.
“I’m not just saying that because it’s the right thing to say,” Wheeler mentioned. “I’ve got history here. I love the team. I love everything about it here. Sure, some things could maybe get better. But I love it here all around. I love playing here.”
Wheeler additionally has been linked to the Braves and Brewers, amongst others.
The Yankees, in the meantime, are anticipated so as to add a starter earlier than the July 31 commerce deadline. They’ve reportedly explored dealing for Marcus Stroman and Madison Bumgarner, as effectively.