By Ed Coleman
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Zack Wheeler understands.
He’d love to open the season with the Mets at Citi Field when they take on the San Diego Padres in early April. But most likely he’ll be on the mound for the Las Vegas 51s — the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate — on their Opening Day, throwing to another highly-touted prospect, catcher Travis d’Arnaud.
Wheeler doesn’t dwell on it, but he’s definitely thought about it. So what are the chances of him having a great spring training and making the team coming out of Florida?