MLB Trade Rumours: Zack Wheeler, Philadelphia Phillies Agree To 5-year Deal

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MLB trade rumours: Phillies have reportedly agreed a $118 million deal with Zack Wheeler. The former Mets pitcher signs a 5-year deal with the franchise

Written By Sreehari Menon | Mumbai | Updated On:
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It seems like the Zack Wheeler trade saga has ended. According to American media sources, Wheeler has signed a five-year deal with Philadelphia Phillies worth $118 million. While the entire transaction is yet to be announced, multiple sources report that it is done deal with Wheeler signing for the Phillies up until 2025. 

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MLB trade rumours: Zack Wheeler signs for Philadelphia Phillies

Zack Wheeler was one of the star attractions of the free-agent pool and was considered the best option in starting pitchers behind Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg. Wheeler is a significant acquisition, considering both Cole and Strasburg are considerably expensive as compared to the former New York Mets pitcher. Zack Wheeler went 11-8 with a 3.98 ERA in 31 starts last season with the Mets. He had a 3.65 ERA and a 3.37 FIP in 60 starts over the past two seasons. 

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The Philadelphia Phillies overhauled their roster last offseason, signing outfielder Bryce Harper, tying him to a 13-year, $330 million contract. The Phillies also acquired the likes of All-Stars Jean Segura, Andrew McCutchen and J.T. Realmuto. Phillies despite their acquisitions finished a disappointing 81-81 and failed to make the playoffs.

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MLB trade rumours: Zack Wheeler is one of Phillies' most expensive buys

Zack Wheeler's deal is one the biggest in the Phillies history. Wheeler’s deal is the third-largest free-agent contract in Philadelphia Phillies history behind Bryce Harper’s 13-year $330 million deal and Cliff Lee’sfive-year, $120 million contract. Ryan Howard and Cole Hamels each signed a nine-figure contract extension with the Phillies, signing five and six-year contracts worth $120 million-plus.

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