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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Phillies’ Zack Wheeler not for MLB’s proposed idea: ‘Not going to miss the birth of my first child’

Zack Wheeler was one of several players to capitalize on the salary windfall of last season, after spending the first part of his MLB career with now-division rival New York Mets, by signing a five-year, $118-million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. 

To make this offseason even better, Wheeler and his wife Dominique discovered they were going to become first-time parents. With their daughter due in July, it’s an occasion Wheeler is adamant he will not miss.

“I am not going to miss the birth of my first child. I don’t care,” Wheeler told NBC10 Friday. “I’m going to be there for her and the birth of my child. That’s a fact. I think anybody would do the same thing. Any dad. Whether I have to come back here (Atlanta) and be with her and miss two more weeks because I have to quarantine to play again, so be it.”

MLB officials this week have begun exploring options to return to playing baseball in a modified format, with teams, staff and essential personnel quarantined in Arizona and Florida.

 

QLE Posted: April 12, 2020 at 12:18 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: arizona bubble league, fatherhood, zack wheeler

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Phillies’ Zack Wheeler puts end to insult-slinging with Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen

After two days of slinging passive-aggressive insults with New York Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen, Wheeler put a stop to the back-and-forth Saturday before working out with Phillies pitchers and catchers at the Carpenter Complex.

“He’s taken a couple of things I said to heart, I guess, that I really didn’t mean for him to do,” Wheeler said. “But I don’t care.”

It all began Thursday when Wheeler told a New York Post reporter that he “heard crickets” from the Mets when his agent gave them a chance to match the Phillies’ five-year, $118 million offer.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 15, 2020 at 11:06 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: brodie van wagenen, mets, phillies, zack wheeler

Thursday, December 05, 2019


Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Report: Zack Wheeler has at least one nine-figure contract offer

The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that free agent starter Zack Wheeler has already received at least one $100 million contract offer and is expected to eventually command a deal of at least five years in the nine figures. Rosenthal adds that the White Sox, Twins, Reds, Rangers, and Blue Jays are known to be in pursuit of the right-hander.

So, what do we make of such offers for someone who had a 102 ERA+ last season and has never been among the top ten pitchers by WAR in their league?

 

QLE Posted: December 03, 2019 at 09:40 PM | 37 comment(s)
  Beats: contracts, zack wheeler

 

 

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