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Heralded debut nears for Mets

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07:14 AM ET 06.10 | After a sweep at the hands of Miami, Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins had seen enough of the as-is Mets. [The Mets] sent Ike Davis packing to Triple-A Las Vegas along with outfielder Mike Baxter and lefty reliever Robert Carson. More importantly, a message was sent to the players that Scholarship Time is over. ... [As] bad as the Marlins have been, they have more young position talent than the Mets. As the Marlins were winning in extra innings for the second straight day, some fans behind home plate started chanting, "Bring on Wheeler!" That day is coming shortly: next Tuesday in Atlanta. You can be sure Zack Wheeler will make his Mets' debut that day in one of the games of a doubleheader against the Braves, according to a number of sources.

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June 10, 2013  07:49 AM ET

How do these Mets look like world beaters by sweeping the Yankees and then look so terrible against one of the worst teams in baseball, the Marlins? I hate to invoke the Yankees' radio announcer JohnSterling's name in anything but as he is wont to say: "You can't figure baseball."
At this point, I think, short of sending the entire starting nine down and bringing up the Triple A team's starting nine to play for the Mets, whatever the Mets do can't possibly make them much worse. In short, its time for a major shakeup.

June 10, 2013  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I think Ike finally being sent down is bigger news.

Wow...about time.

June 10, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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How do these Mets look like world beaters by sweeping the Yankees and then look so terrible against one of the worst teams in baseball, the Marlins?

Small sample sizes. Every year, there are a few examples of bad teams sweeping significantly better teams in a three or even four game series.

It goes to show that even a seven game playoff series is "short" in the context of a 162-game season.

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June 10, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Heralded? Does that mean there will be those cool long trumpets with no valves when he goes out there? Nice. I like it.

June 10, 2013  10:39 AM ET
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Heralded? Does that mean there will be those cool long trumpets with no valves when he goes out there? Nice. I like it.

And halos around their batting helmets???

June 10, 2013  11:47 AM ET

And rest assured some announcer will say " he wheels and deals."

June 10, 2013  12:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I think Ike finally being sent down is bigger news.

THIS ^^^^^

June 10, 2013  12:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Small sample sizes. Every year, there are a few examples of bad teams sweeping significantly better teams in a three or even four game series.It goes to show that even a seven game playoff series is "short" in the context of a 162-game season.

In the meantime, being that the Yankees got swept by the Mets, I feel like I don't dare make any smart arse comments.

June 10, 2013  01:12 PM ET
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The Mets suck right now, for sure. But a rotation fronted by Harvey and Wheeler and supported by Gee and Niese is fairly strong. Now, they need everything else (except 3B)...

Yep...

And while the Mets pitching staff could use the likes of Wheeler, the Mets Offense is Dead Last in the League in Batting Average.

June 10, 2013  01:45 PM ET

Until the Wilpons are dragged to Afghanistan and tied to the under carriage of a Army MRAP ....I don't give a flying **** about my beloved Mets..........

June 10, 2013  02:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I think Ike finally being sent down is bigger news.

the mets did wait too long to make this move,,why??because they thought it was a small slump where the hitter had falled,,,,

June 10, 2013  02:15 PM ET
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Wow...about time.

the players most earn a spot in the team's lineup,,and IKE DAVIS didn't make points in his favor at all....

June 10, 2013  03:03 PM ET

Da Mets Look Toxic!!!

June 10, 2013  07:56 PM ET

Looking forward to Wheeler...

 
June 11, 2013  07:30 AM ET

Lasting Milridge, Bill Pulisber, Ferando Martinez, I can go on but it's 7am and lets see if their over publisized pitcher can go 3 innings! The Mets are known for Non Prospects!!!!!

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