Jake Arrieta
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It is reported that starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has agreed to terms of a 3-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies worth $75 million. Arrieta, the former World Series Champion, is the last of the big arms to sign this offseason. Bob Nightengale of USA Today was the first to report this deal.

Arrieta, an eight-year MLB veteran, is looking to continue his success with his new team this year. In 2017, he was 14-10 with an ERA of 3.53 while striking out 163. Arrieta was one of the top three big arms available this offseason, behind Yu Darvish who signed with the Cubs earlier this offseason. Arrieta looks to continue to dominate as he is projected to go 13-8 with an ERA of 3.35 and strike out 159 batters according to Baseball Reference’s projections.

The Philadelphia Phillies are looking to become a playoff contender with the offseason signings of Arrieta and Carlos Santana. With this signing, the free agent market for pitchers has decreased drastically, leaving Alex Cobb as the best remaining starter. With a young Aaron Nola currently at the helm of the rotation, Arrieta looks to show his veteran leadership and dominate for the Phillies.


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