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  1. #1
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    Wheeler signs with Philly - 5 years/$118 million

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    He is talking about the one and only, pure trash: Ereck Flowers

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    His stern face can give that impression but I don't feel that's the case. New York isn't an easy place to play at, so honestly I can see his confidence at an all-time low for him.

    I don't think he's a bust. I think he just needs the right motivation to pick himself up & play harder.

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    Phils sign Zack Wheeler

    Great job by the Mets!

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    Doubt Mets even tried to match it.

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    He is talking about the one and only, pure trash: Ereck Flowers

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboyskilla View Post
    His stern face can give that impression but I don't feel that's the case. New York isn't an easy place to play at, so honestly I can see his confidence at an all-time low for him.

    I don't think he's a bust. I think he just needs the right motivation to pick himself up & play harder.

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    Zack Wheeler to Phillies for five years


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    Yikes.


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    While this will certainly help the Phillies rotation, I'm not a big fan of how much they're paying him. Wheeler has always felt like more of a project than a finished product to me.

    "there's no scraps in my scrapbook"

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    Will be interesting to see what Bumgarner ends up getting paid in relation to this. I see zero chance that he settles for the MLBTR estimated 4/$72MM and if he does that sounds like an absolute bargain in comparison.

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    5/$118MM is the specifics here on Wheeler to the Phillies.

    https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/st...10980946055173

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    Definitely higher than Iíd hoped and do hope this isnít the only pitching move thatís made as I think heís a #2ish at best.

    Homer prone and flyballish pitcher could spell yikes though.

    Still a 4+ fWAR pitcher is a nice get for sure.


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    "there's no scraps in my scrapbook"

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    According to Rosenthal, the white sox offered him more money.

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    I'm surprised that he didn't wait until after Cole and Strausberg signed.

    The offers may have been time sensitive.

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    I'm shocked he got this much.

    If I'm Wheeler, I'd jump at this though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    I'm shocked he got this much.

    If I'm Wheeler, I'd jump at this though.
    Not totally surprised. He did put 9 fWAR the last 2 years. Peripherals looked good and he has electric stuff when its going right. The issue is his health and moving to a bandbox like Citizen's Bank.

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    Lot of money to pay for potential upside. I can understand preferring Wheeler to Bumgarner over the next 4-5 years, but one of the two clearly has better credentials. Many could say that the lack of innings is a positive for Wheeler but the guy has never even thrown 200 innings in a single season.

    If I'm a team on the playoff bubble looking to bolster my starting rotation and have knowledge that Bumgarner will settle for a significantly smaller contract than Wheeler, I'd jump on negotiating with him ASAP.

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