The rumors are true: Madison Bumgarner has thrown a lot of innings. Figuring out how much gas the longtime San Francisco Giant has left in the tank is certainly going to be top of mind for the White Sox after they missed out on Zack Wheeler, who took less money than the South Siders were offering to go play for the Philadelphia Phillies. Bumgarner wasn’t the same pitcher in the last three seasons as the one he was from 2013 to 2016, when he finished in the top 10 in NL Cy Young voting four years in a row.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 7:02 pm
The Philadelphia Phillies are at it again. After signing Bryce Harper to a 13-year, $330 million contract in the biggest free-agent deal made last winter, the Phillies started December with another splashy move after agreeing to a five-year, $118 million deal with free-agent right-hander Zack Wheeler. The 29-year-old right-hander will join an impressive starting rotation that already includes Aaron Nola and Jake Arrieta.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 1:22 am
Zack Wheeler, the 29-year-old right-hander whose history of arm problems gave way to 60 starts for the New York Mets over the past two seasons, on Wednesday agreed to the terms of a free-agent contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to Marc Carig of The Athletic. Wheeler’s deal with Philadelphia is reportedly for five years. Wheeler is expected to make $118 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
Posted: December 4, 2019, 7:23 pm
Cole Hamels, one of the decade’s most reliable left-handed starting pitchers, has reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year, $18 million contract with the Atlanta Braves. Entering his age-36 season, Hamels brings experience and clubhouse leadership to a rotation that features Mike Soroka and Mike Foltynewicz. This past year with the Chicago Cubs, the four-time All-Star was making a bid for another appearance in the midsummer classic before a strained oblique in his 17th start extinguished those hopes.
Posted: December 4, 2019, 5:23 pm