The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reviews that free agent starter Zack Wheeler has already acquired a minimum of one $100 million contract provide and is anticipated to ultimately command a deal of a minimum of 5 years within the 9 figures. Rosenthal provides that the White Sox, Twins, Reds, Rangers, and Blue Jays are identified to be in pursuit of the right-hander.
Wheeler, 29, has had back-to-back wholesome seasons after lacking all of 2015-16 in addition to having an abbreviated ’17 marketing campaign as a result of accidents. This previous season, Wheeler posted a 3.96 ERA with 195 strikeouts and 50 walks throughout 195 1/Three innings.
Wheeler is ranked behind Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg amongst prized free agent right-handed beginning pitchers. Cole and Strasburg are anticipated to land contracts nicely into the $200 million vary, besting the seven-year, $217 million contract David Price signed with the Red Sox in December 2015.