Zack Wheeler is staying in the NL East.
The right beginner took his money and his years with the Phillies, signing a five-year, $ 118 million deal, reports say.
Wheeler, 29, was one of the best starters on the market this offseason. He has been worth nearly nine wins over the last two seasons, per fan, throwing 195 1/3 innings and a 3.96 ERA in 2019.
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Wheeler, drafted by the Giants, was traded to the Mets in 2011 for Carlos Beltran and has been making New York since. In five major league seasons with the Mets, Wheeler posted a 3.77 ERA (3.71 FIP) with a 1.294 WHIP. While his injury issues appear to be in the mirror, some inconsistencies in rubber have hurt his overall output.
The move is the Phillies ‘open lounge for their offseason and comes after Cole Hamels’ announcement of Atlanta signing with the Braves divisor.
Wheeler will pair with Aaron Nola and Jake Arrieta as the top three in the Philadelphia rotation, certainly assisting new manager Joe Girardi in his first phase as manager of the Phillies.