2017-11-06 18:15:46.0
Cubs make offers to Arrieta, Davis
by Tony Crumpton
Senior Editor

The Chicago Cubs made qualifying offers to standout pitcher Jake Arrieta and closer Wade Davis on the opening day of free agency on Monday.

The team made the $17.4 million one-year offers to both players so if they sign elsewhere, the North Siders will get a 2018 draft-pick compensation in return per player. The players will have 10 days to accept or reject the qualifying offer. Both players will more than likely turn down the one-year deals.

For the season, Davis had 32 saves to go with a 2.30 ERA, 79 strikeouts, and 1.14 WHIP. His 32 saves ranked him fifth in the National League. In his career, he has 79 saves with 3.45 ERA.

In 2017, Arrieta was 14-10 with 3.53 ERA with 163 strikeouts and 1.22 WHIP.

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