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Zack Wheeler’s extension with Phillies is stinging Mets reminder

Posted on AllSides March 4th, 2024
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JUPITER, Fla. — This was the nascent age of free-agency in all sports, so there was nothing to compare it to. All we had was this: John Riggins had become the first player in Jets history to gain 1,000 yards in a season in 1975. His contract was expiring. He had been paid $63,000 that year. He wanted more. “Joe Namath Money,” was the term his rep, an attorney named Bob Billings, used. The Jets were already paying Joe Namath Joe Namath Money and weren’t inclined to match that for...

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