Phillies, RHP Arrieta agree to 3-year deal

Mar 12, 2018, 05:54
Phillies, RHP Arrieta agree to 3-year deal

Acquiring Jake Arrieta would come at a (high) cost, with our estimation worth of 4 years, $112 million - but we will find out for sure once the Philadelphia Phillies confirm (or not) these reports. It is clear that the Phillies are planning to make a legitimate run at the National League East division crown.

Some people on Twitter have thrown out the idea of signing a pitcher like Arrieta to a one-year deal that pays him around $25-30 million for 2018 and attempts to trade him at the deadline. The deal is pending a physical, according to Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia. The Phillies, who have plenty of money to spend, waited until the price was right for them.

Arrieta's career 3.08 postseason ERA is also a good indicator of his big-game potential, as he has a wild-card game win and Game 6 World Series victory on his r?sum?.

The veteran right-hander benefitted from a stellar lineup during his Cubs tenure, and it's safe to say he won't have that same luxury with the rebuilding Philadelphia Phillies.

He turned 32 years old last week.

New manager Gabe Kapler's motto throughout spring training has been: "Be Bold". Now they've added a proven No. 1 starter to a slew of young arms in the rotation.

Arrieta had a 4.67 ERA in first 16 starts last season, but finished strong, going 7-4 with a 2.26 ERA in his final 14 outings.

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