Quote of the Day: Matt Harvey’s footsteps and Zack Wheeler


Mets prospect Zack Wheeler is set to make his MLB debut Tuesday against the Braves and when asked if Wheeler should follow in the footsteps of last year’s stud Mets pitching prospect, Matt Harvey, manager Terry Collins gave a pretty great response:

Harvey, of course, is dating model Anne V. But the Mets would probably settle for the 2.30 ERA.

Angels hire Brad Ausmus as special assistant to the GM

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Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels have hired former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus as a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler.

Ausmus, 48, managed the Tigers for four seasons, accruing a 314-332 (.486) record. The Tigers fired him after the 2017 season and hired former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire in his place.

Ausmus will assist with scouting and evaluations of players in the Angels’ system, amateurs, and players in other organizations.