Harrison Dillard, Olympic 100m, 110m hurdles champ, dies
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Wheeler is comfortably the third best starting pitcher in free agency and it hasn’t been hard for him Jon Heyman was the first to report that Wheeler will talk with the Mets before he accepts a contract Zack Wheeler has a huge market as expected. He’s young (29), throws hard (up to 100 ) and can be
Free agent Zack Wheeler rejects Mets' qualifying offer. The Minnesota Twins have expressed interest in free agent Mike Napoli, a player in whom For some insight into the free agency of Baker, Holiday, Rose and other Knicks from this past There are a finite number of free agents and likely only a select
If you want an indication of just how significant the free-agent market could be for pitchers this winter, you need only look at the rumors surrounding the potential price tag of second-tier starter Zack Wheeler.
According to Dan Hayes of The Athletic, Wheeler could be in line for a deal in the neighborhood of five years and upwards of $100 million in what is said to be a “crazy” market for pitching.
Heard from one rival exec today that the pitching market is going to be crazy in the first two tiers with Zack Wheeler fetching something like five years, $100-110 million.
Report: Twins targeting Wheeler in free agency
Zack Wheeler is a popular name this offseason. The Minnesota Twins are the latest team that's said to be chasing the free-agent starting pitcher and have Wheeler very high on their list of targets, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. In Minnesota, Wheeler would help form a solid trio atop the rotation along with No. 1 starter Jose Berrios and the recently re-signed Jake Odorizzi. "The entire industry expects Minnesota to play big for a starting pitcher."@Ken_Rosenthal dives into the @Twins' offseason plans on #MLBNHotStove. #MNTwinspic.twitter.
Right-hander Zack Wheeler appears set to leave the New York Mets in free agency . Baseball writer Tim Ryder reported on Saturday that the Chicago White Sox are currently the highest He recently exercised an opt out in his contract where he walked away from four years and $ 100 million guaranteed.
Free - agent pitcher Zack Wheeler would be a high-quality upgrade to the South Side starting staff. As the free - agent starters around him keep aiming for more money - or signal that they and their His age and the long-term deal he's likely to get do line up perfectly with the White Sox plans of perennial
— Dan Hayes (@DanHayesMLB)
Wheeler is a perfectly good pitcher. He put up a 3.96 ERA for the Mets last season and has a career 3.77 mark, with injuries proving his major issue. He’s also still just 29 years old, so he’s signing for the remainder of his prime.
Still, it’s a sign that someone with legitimate concerns like Wheeler is in line for a nine-figure deal that this could be a fairly wild free-agent market for pitching. It checks out withas well.
Stephen Strasburg returning to Nationals on 7-year, $245 million deal .
Stephen Strasburg returning to Nationals on 7-year, $245 million dealThere are no opt-outs or options in the contract, a source said. Some of the contract money is deferred. Gauged before the deferrals are assessed, the contract carries the highest average annual value — $35 million — for a pitcher and tops the prior record for total value for a pitcher — David Price’s $217 million — by $28 million. Those records are expected to be short-lived, as Gerrit Cole remains unsigned as is being pursued by the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels, among others.