Free agent Zack Wheeler leaves Mets to join Phillies

In a nightmare outcome for the Mets, free agent Zack Wheeler has agreed to a five-year deal with the Phillies worth $118 million, SNY’s Andy Martino confirmed.

Wheeler’s camp circled back to the Mets before he agreed to sign with the Phillies, but the Mets did not make an offer, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post.

Yankees, Mets didn't think Wheeler was worth $100M

While Wheeler got paid handsomely, he actually turned down more money from the White Sox due in part to his desire to remain in close proximity to New Jersey — where his wife is from — reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Before reaching an agreement with the Phillies, Wheeler had been connected to the White Sox, Twins, Yankees, Reds, Padres, Astros and Angels.