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(Bleacher Report)   Jake Arietta's declining beard signed to Phillies DL for 3 years and $75 million. Justin Turner and the Amish inconsolable   ( bleacherreport.com) divider line
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2018-03-11 06:39:44 PM  
Phillies, first in NL East.  Book it, done.
 
2018-03-11 06:50:09 PM  

Prey4reign: Phillies, first in NL East.  Book it, done.


Are you expecting a plane crash involving the Nationals?  And possibly the Mets?
 
2018-03-11 06:50:59 PM  
Are you anticipating that the Nationals plane will collide in midair with the Mets plane over Atlanta?
 
2018-03-11 06:51:14 PM  
Oops.
 
2018-03-11 07:25:45 PM  
I'm just glad that it wasn't the Nats signing him.
 
2018-03-11 08:49:46 PM  
Looks like he got $30 mill, $25 mill, and $20 mill, plus two team options for a total of another $50-$60 mill.

I think that the Phillies got a pretty decent deal.
 
2018-03-11 10:55:58 PM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: I'm just glad that it wasn't the Nats signing him.


Why not?
 
2018-03-11 11:14:26 PM  
Ok, I guess. Between this signing and the mets continuing to be perpetually injured, might keep the 2018 Phillies out of last place.
 
2018-03-11 11:20:17 PM  

bronyaur1: Prey4reign: Phillies, first in NL East.  Book it, done.

Are you expecting a plane crash involving the Nationals?  And possibly the Mets?


The Mets????  Pull the other one! The Braves will finish ahead of the Mets this year.
 
2018-03-11 11:34:39 PM  
WHOOPS!!!!
 
2018-03-11 11:39:53 PM  
The Phils have five right-handed starters in their rotation, so of course it makes sense to spend $75 mil on another right-hander....
 
2018-03-11 11:48:53 PM  
Glad it wasn't the Cardinals or Brewers, and glad the Cubs aren't potentially on the hook for $135 million over 5 seasons. Thanks for being part of the best Cubs stretch in a century, and good luck in Philadelphia.
 
2018-03-12 12:40:41 AM  

Trainspotr: Glad it wasn't the Cardinals or Brewers, and glad the Cubs aren't potentially on the hook for $135 million over 5 seasons. Thanks for being part of the best Cubs stretch in a century, and good luck in Philadelphia.


yup, pretty much this. given he only got 3 years I wonder if he regrets not taking the Darvish deal.
 
2018-03-12 12:56:13 AM  

The Third Man: The Phils have five right-handed starters in their rotation, so of course it makes sense to spend $75 mil on another right-hander....


They had 5 pitchers on their roster who want to be starters. Eickhoff and Velasquez are a walking mash unit. Pavetta got shelled. Regardless of being a righty or lefty, they needed more quality starting pitching. Hopefully Eikchoff is over the nerve issues and Velasquez stays healthy. Otherwise they are looking real iffy from a pitching standpoint.
 
2018-03-12 05:35:55 AM  
What are the Phils getting for their $30 million this year, extended spring training and a first start in early May after facing scrubs and injury rehabs for a month? And he has an incentive clause involving games started in 2018-2019?
 
2018-03-12 09:04:02 AM  

robbrie: Ok, I guess. Between this signing and the mets continuing to be perpetually injured, might keep the 2018 Phillies out of last place.


The Mets nor the Phils will be anywhere near last in 2018.

The Marlins are losing 110 this year.  Book it. Done.
 
2018-03-12 09:19:51 AM  
Thank god the Brewers steered out giving him this money. He is Jeff Suppan 2.0 written all over him. Save your money Brewers and stick with the kids. However, if you find a cheap arm for the bullpen, that wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.
 
2018-03-12 12:00:54 PM  
Yeah, I've enjoyed watching Jake work. He's a tough competitor, and a big part of the Cubs' success over the past few years. Best of luck to him, and all that.

But he ain't worth $25 million per year, for 3 years. Not at age 32. I mean, he might prove me wrong... but that's not how you'd bet.
 
2018-03-12 12:43:26 PM  

Mr_Fabulous: Yeah, I've enjoyed watching Jake work. He's a tough competitor, and a big part of the Cubs' success over the past few years. Best of luck to him, and all that.

But he ain't worth $25 million per year, for 3 years. Not at age 32. I mean, he might prove me wrong... but that's not how you'd bet.


I can't remember who it was but I someone on twitter said the Cubs offered him 2 for 50. I'm not sure I believe that. If they really wanted to keep him they would have. Maybe they made him a token offer they knew he wouldn't accept just so they didn't look bad but I think they were done with him.
 
2018-03-12 01:46:03 PM  
Jake gave the Cubs fans a lot of great games. We'll miss him.
 
2018-03-12 01:55:36 PM  
If the Cubs did offer him a 2 or 3 year deal for $25, even $30 million a year, that might be somewhat justifiable, if you consider part of that a reward for being worth a lot more than $10 million a year for the last three seasons. I'm pretty sure any chance of them offering him more than 3 years vanished when Darvish signed. The Cubs are going to have a lot of FAs to resign or replace after 2020 (Chatwood, Morrow, Quintana, maybe Lester if they don't pick up his option) and 2021 (Rizzo, Baez, Schwarber, Bryant, Russell). Even if they only keep half of those guys, that's going to be a lot of money tied up in position players that they aren't really spending right now (Heyward and Zobrist excepted).
 
2018-03-12 02:15:11 PM  
Trainspotr: If the Cubs did offer him a 2 or 3 year deal for $25, even $30 million a year, that might be somewhat justifiable, if you consider part of that a reward for being worth a lot more than $10 million a year for the last three seasons. I'm pretty sure any chance of them offering him more than 3 years vanished when Darvish signed. The Cubs are going to have a lot of FAs to resign or replace after 2020 (Chatwood, Morrow, Quintana, maybe Lester if they don't pick up his option) and 2021 (Rizzo, Baez, Schwarber, Bryant, Russell). Even if they only keep half of those guys, that's going to be a lot of money tied up in position players that they aren't really spending right now (Heyward and Zobrist excepted).

Not at all. We're 13 million away from the luxury tax threshold. Bryant, Montgomery, Russell, Baez, Schwarber, and Hendricks are arbitration eligible next year. Plus there are a few team optioons. Signing Arrieta at all after landing Yu torpedoes flexibility to do anything in the best FA market in decades next year.
 
2018-03-12 02:15:42 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Jake gave the Cubs fans a lot of great games. We'll miss him.


No, we won't. Good riddance.
 
2018-03-12 03:16:17 PM  

fat_free: Lando Lincoln: Jake gave the Cubs fans a lot of great games. We'll miss him.

No, we won't. Good riddance.


You are quite dim.
 
2018-03-12 03:45:43 PM  

Lando Lincoln: fat_free: Lando Lincoln: Jake gave the Cubs fans a lot of great games. We'll miss him.

No, we won't. Good riddance.

You are quite dim.


Dude's washed up. Snubbies are gonna finish 3rd in the NL Central.
 
2018-03-12 03:52:24 PM  

fat_free: Lando Lincoln: fat_free: Lando Lincoln: Jake gave the Cubs fans a lot of great games. We'll miss him.

No, we won't. Good riddance.

You are quite dim.

Dude's washed up. Snubbies are gonna finish 3rd in the NL Central.


Let's lay some money on this.
 
2018-03-12 04:02:28 PM  

Lando Lincoln: fat_free: Lando Lincoln: fat_free: Lando Lincoln: Jake gave the Cubs fans a lot of great games. We'll miss him.

No, we won't. Good riddance.

You are quite dim.

Dude's washed up. Snubbies are gonna finish 3rd in the NL Central.

Let's lay some money on this.


On Arietta being washed up? OK!
 
2018-03-12 04:47:32 PM  

fat_free: Lando Lincoln: fat_free: Lando Lincoln: Jake gave the Cubs fans a lot of great games. We'll miss him.

No, we won't. Good riddance.

You are quite dim.

Dude's washed up. Snubbies are gonna finish 3rd in the NL Central.


Lol who's going to finish second? Even assuming Milwaukee's team and pitching gel, that leaves a giant gap. The cards have about 1.5 starting pitchers and a closer with an era above 4.
 
2018-03-12 06:44:45 PM  

johnny_vegas: bronyaur1: Prey4reign: Phillies, first in NL East.  Book it, done.

Are you expecting a plane crash involving the Nationals?  And possibly the Mets?

The Mets????  Pull the other one! The Braves will finish ahead of the Mets this year.


Not according to this analysis:  https://www.fangraphs.com/depthchart​s.​aspx?position=Standings

What do you think is wrong with their methodology?
 
2018-03-12 06:46:26 PM  

fat_free: Lando Lincoln: fat_free: Lando Lincoln: Jake gave the Cubs fans a lot of great games. We'll miss him.

No, we won't. Good riddance.

You are quite dim.

Dude's washed up. Snubbies are gonna finish 3rd in the NL Central.


Something tells me that you don't actually know a lot about baseball.
 
2018-03-12 07:25:19 PM  

redmid17: Trainspotr: If the Cubs did offer him a 2 or 3 year deal for $25, even $30 million a year, that might be somewhat justifiable, if you consider part of that a reward for being worth a lot more than $10 million a year for the last three seasons. I'm pretty sure any chance of them offering him more than 3 years vanished when Darvish signed. The Cubs are going to have a lot of FAs to resign or replace after 2020 (Chatwood, Morrow, Quintana, maybe Lester if they don't pick up his option) and 2021 (Rizzo, Baez, Schwarber, Bryant, Russell). Even if they only keep half of those guys, that's going to be a lot of money tied up in position players that they aren't really spending right now (Heyward and Zobrist excepted).

Not at all. We're 13 million away from the luxury tax threshold. Bryant, Montgomery, Russell, Baez, Schwarber, and Hendricks are arbitration eligible next year. Plus there are a few team optioons. Signing Arrieta at all after landing Yu torpedoes flexibility to do anything in the best FA market in decades next year.


Hmmm. Hadn't considered the luxury tax aspect; that's a good point. As for the FA market next year, I still wonder how actively they'll pursue any of those guys, considering how many young guys they still have control over. At any rate, this year should be fun to watch.
 
2018-03-12 09:52:31 PM  

foo monkey: Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: I'm just glad that it wasn't the Nats signing him.

Why not?


We need to sign Rendon & possibly Harp next year; this would possibly blow our chance at both. Nats are already over the luxury tax threshold. That $25 mill would come from someone else's deal. I was thinking that maybe the Nats would throw a big deal at Arietta to curry favor with Boras, but it thankfully didn't happen.
 
2018-03-13 12:47:51 AM  

fat_free: Lando Lincoln: fat_free: Lando Lincoln: Jake gave the Cubs fans a lot of great games. We'll miss him.

No, we won't. Good riddance.

You are quite dim.

Dude's washed up. Snubbies are gonna finish 3rd in the NL Central.


Show us on the doll where Jake touched you. Or better yet, show us on the schedule where he knocked your team out of the playoffs.
 
2018-03-13 07:34:01 AM  

abhorrent1: fat_free: Lando Lincoln: fat_free: Lando Lincoln: Jake gave the Cubs fans a lot of great games. We'll miss him.

No, we won't. Good riddance.

You are quite dim.

Dude's washed up. Snubbies are gonna finish 3rd in the NL Central.

Show us on the doll where Jake touched you. Or better yet, show us on the schedule where he knocked your team out of the playoffs.


So Arietta's awesome and that's the reason no team signed him until LITERALLY 3 weeks before Opening Day. Got it.

Buh bye.
 
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