Innings limits are an accepted part of the game now. Granted, teams have become more sophisticated in how they enact them, introducing six-man rotations, phantom DL stints, etc. But the bottom line is the workload you've come to expect from a pitcher may change in the weeks ahead. It won't for
Zack Wheeler pitched a gem on Monday night, dropping his ERA to 3.63 and looking every inch like the ace the Mets hoped for when they acquired him.
The Mets could have been active sellers at the trade deadline, helping to change pennant races, but instead settled for dealing their two most obvious chips. There's still a shot they could ship off an additional player before the Aug. 31 waiver trade deadline, but three weeks after the non-waiver