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That Balls Outta Here Nov 24, 2021

Zack Wheeler disrespected (AGAIN) with All-MLB Team snub

Zack Wheeler disrespected again? Must be a day that ends in ‘y.’ The Philadelphia Phillies ace was one of the best pitchers in baseball this year, but you certainly wouldn’t know it looking at how he’s been treated on the awards circuit. Here’s a recap of the previous snubs: Zack Wheeler got snubbed at the […] Zack Wheeler disrespected (AGAIN) with All-MLB Team snub - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - Philadelphia Phillies News, Rumors, and Fan Community
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Rise and Phight: 11/24/2021

Rise and Phight: 11/24/2021

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports All-MLB, huh? Doesn’t that mean they’re the best? Bryce Harper was named to the first team All-MLB team yesterday, with his teammate and partner on the major awards circuit Zack Wheeler making it to the second team. Pretty certain that that means the Phillies already begin the season with a two game head start on everyone else in the division. Except the Braves. They had four guys named. Shoot, does that mean the Phillies are now two games on them? Anyway, it’s an honor voted on by the fans and it continues to show that even the fans...
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What if...the Phillies had signed Gerrit Cole instead of Zack Wheeler?

What if...the Phillies had signed Gerrit Cole instead of Zack Wheeler?

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Spending a ton of money on one pitcher was the right call, but what if it was on the wrong person? The team was looking for a starter. Their pitching staff wasn’t working out too well and they knew they had some openings in the rotation. They also knew that it couldn’t be just a pitcher, one that ate innings and was league average across the board. No, they needed a pitcher to front a rotation, to start a postseason series, to be the one that ends losing streaks. They needed an ace. Luckily for the Phillies, there was one available...
That Balls Outta Here Nov 18, 2021

Bryce Harper sends timely message to Zack Wheeler after Cy Young snub

Phillies ace Zack Wheeler should have won the 2021 NL Cy Young Zack Wheeler didn’t win the Cy Young Award last night, but his Philadelphia Phillies teammates made sure he knew his worth. Right around the time Wheeler was snubbed, Bryce Harper posted an Instagram Story for his “brotha,” calling him “a dawg, a workhorse, […] Bryce Harper sends timely message to Zack Wheeler after Cy Young snub - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - Philadelphia Phillies News, Rumors, and Fan Community
www.thegoodphight.com Nov 18, 2021
NL Cy Young vote showcases new battle lines in tradition vs. analytics

NL Cy Young vote showcases new battle lines in tradition vs. analytics

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ What’s more important... durability or dominance? Ever since Zack Wheeler, Corbin Burnes and Max Scherzer were announced as the three “finalists” for the National League Cy Young Award, debate has grown over a key difference between Wheeler and Burnes. Was Wheeler’s durability and endurance, combined with outstanding numbers, more “valuable” than Burnes’ ridiculously good rate statistics and other advanced metrics? Thankfully, this was not a debate about “wins,” which used to be a major factor in how the Baseball Writers...
That Balls Outta Here Nov 17, 2021

The Zack Wheeler disrespect continues with Cy Young snub

Zack Wheeler should’ve been the 2021 NL Cy Young Zack Wheeler deserved better this season, from his team, the league, the media. He was an All-Star, a Cy Young nominee, and led the National League and all of MLB in numerous categories, and it still feels like his work didn’t get the respect it deserved […] The Zack Wheeler disrespect continues with Cy Young snub - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - Philadelphia Phillies News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Burns Edges Wheeler for the NL Cy Young Award

Embed from By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Contributor Phillies ace Zack Wheeler nearly added a Cy Young Award to his impressive resume but was edged out by Milwaukee Brewers righty Corbin Burns. And boy was it close. Wheeler and Burns both recorded 12-of-30 first place votes but...
www.thegoodphight.com Nov 17, 2021
Zack Wheeler finishes second in Cy Young voting

Zack Wheeler finishes second in Cy Young voting

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Rats When the team signed Zack Wheeler to a five-year deal in the winter of 2019, they had ideas that he would take a step forward. Of all the free agent pitchers available that winter, he looked like the biggest candidate to “make the leap” into becoming an ace, yet was affordable enough that he wouldn’t break the bank and the payroll of the team lucky enough to grab him. Most of the fanbase rejoiced when he put pen to paper and now they are being rewarded. He has taken the mantle as the team’s unquestioned Ace and this season was...
That Balls Outta Here Nov 17, 2021

Philadelphia Phillies 2021 player grades: Pitcher Aaron Nola

Aaron Nola’s inconsistency in 2021 was a microcosm of an overall Phillies’ problem The Philadelphia Phillies entered the 2021 season with high hopes at the front of the rotation with Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola. While Wheeler was stellar just about all season, Nola’s season was somewhat out of The Twilight Zone. Let’s run down […] Philadelphia Phillies 2021 player grades: Pitcher Aaron Nola - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - Philadelphia Phillies News, Rumors, and Fan Community
www.thegoodphight.com Nov 17, 2021
Rise and Phight: 11/17/2021

Rise and Phight: 11/17/2021

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Thor has a new home The Cy Young award is going to be announced and the Phillies have a candidate in Zack Wheeler who is deserving to win the award. It’s doubtful that he will since other two candidates - Corbin Burnes and Max Scherzer - both have deserving cases as well. The guess here is that Wheeler finishes second to Scherzer, voters valuing his innings more than Burnes, but still seeing the impact Scherzer made on two different teams during the season. It probably helps more that Scherzer was terrific once he arrived in LA, but...
www.thegoodphight.com Nov 11, 2021
Rise and Phight: 11/11/2021

Rise and Phight: 11/11/2021

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports Happy Veteran’s Day, folks. And thank you to all who served Voting is underway for the All-MLB team and the Phillies have some good shots at winning a few spots. Bryce Harper and Zack Wheeler should have better than decent shots at being named to the team, while J.T. Realmuto might struggle to overcome Will Smith and Salvador Perez. What’s crazy to me is that Jean Segura is being overlooked a bit as a second base nominee. Sure these are popularity contests and he isn’t the biggest name, but his final numbers do stack up nicely with...
www.thegoodphight.com Nov 9, 2021
Rise and Phight: 11/9/2021

Rise and Phight: 11/9/2021

Photo by Eric Espada/ We know the finalists The finalists were announced yesterday for all of the awards that need to be handed out (the link is below). The Phillies somehow ended up with two finalists, but that’s what happens when the team goes with the stars and scrubs approach to building a roster. This shouldn’t take away from either one, though. Both Bryce Harper and Zack Wheeler were phenomenal this season and both have legitimate cases to win their respective awards. Were I a betting man, I’d say Harper wins the MVP, but Wheeler comes in third. He should...

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