Arrieta reportedly in contract talks with NL team


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David Kohl - USA Today Sports
David Kohl - USA Today Sports

Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta was thought to be one of the most prized free agents in the 2017 class as different suitors were supposed to be lining up for the former CY Young Award winner.

However, Spring training is currently underway and he is still without a team.

According to the multiple reports including MLB Network, the Philadelphia Phillies are in contract talks with the former ace of the Cubs. It appears that the Phillies are trying to build a competitive ballclub as they recently signed first baseman Carlos Santana to a three-year, $60 million deal during the offseason.

Other teams that have been reportedly interested in Arrieta include the Twins, Nationals, Cardinals, and Brewers.

Cubs fans would probably take Arrieta to the Phillies as most North Siders don't want to see Arrieta with the rival Cardinals or Brewers. Honestly, Arrieta in a Cardinals uniform would just look bizarre for most of the fanbase.

In 2017, Arrieta was 14-10 with 3.53 ERA with 163 strikeouts and 1.22 WHIP. During his successful career transformation with the Cubs, he was 68-31 with a 2.73 ERA in 128 career starts. In his impressive Cy Young Award-winning year in 2015, he was 22-6 with a sparkling 1.77 ERA.

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