MLB Rumors: This Team Expected To Sign Jake Arrieta In Coming Days

Mar 12, 2018, 06:52
MLB Rumors: This Team Expected To Sign Jake Arrieta In Coming Days

There still are a number of big-name free agents out there, but it appears one of them will be off the market within the next week, as Jake Arrieta is expected to sign the dotted line in short time, per USA Today Sports' Bob Nightengale. The former Cy Young victor goes to Philadelphia, who have quietly spent a lot of money this winter. That leaves the Phillies (and any other dark-horse candidates), who have both the cash and the roster space to make a deal work - assuming the two can find some middle ground, that is. But at 32, it's hard to imagine Arrieta doesn't have a lot left in the tank. The veteran right-hander celebrated his 32nd birthday last week. And on an exciting but young Phillies team, he is exactly what they need.

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The Cubs are set to play the Phillies at Wrigley Field on June 5-7, so that may be fans' first chance to see Arrieta in his new uniform. Despite all of that, however, there is no denying that the signing of Jake Arrieta will immediately elevate the Phillies within their division.

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While the Mets must exhale that Arrieta will not be joining their nemeses in Washington, he may now turn a fringe NL East team into a contender.

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The Philadelphia Phillies have emerged as perhaps the strongest suitors for Arrieta as Opening Day looms less than three weeks away, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations. Should Arrieta return to his 2015 or 2016 form then the he will undoubtedly become the biggest steal of the offseason.

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