Sport Report: Zack Wheeler likely to get upwards of $100M in free agency

00:35  28 november  2019
00:35  28 november  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

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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

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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.

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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.

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 with what we’re hearing about the best available starters as well.

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