Phillies Agree to Deal With Jake Arrieta

Jon Heyman of FanRag reports that the Philadelphia Phillies are close to a deal with former Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta. Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports further reports that the deal is done, pending a physical.

Heyman and Salisbury also note that the deal will be a multi-year deal and not of the one-year variety that we have seen Lance Lynn and Mike Moustakas surprisingly take.

Bob Nightengale, instead, reports that the deal he received a three-year, $75 million contract.

The 2015 Cy Young Award winner would certainly be a big addition. However, he has seen a decline since that year, but still posted a solid 14-10 record with a 3.53 ERA in 168 2/3 innings pitched last season.

It would have been hard to imagine him replicating that 2015 season though as he finished with a 22-6 record that year with a 1.77 ERA.

The 32-year old will sit atop a rotation that will likely include Aaron Nola, Jerad Eickhoff, Vince Velasquez, and Nick Pivetta in 2018.

The Phillies have been among the most active teams in baseball this offseason as they signed Carlos Santana to a three-year, $60 million contract, signed Tommy Hunter, and reacquired Pat Neshek.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported earlier today that the Phillies were emerging as the favorites and that his market was heating up.

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