ESPN The Philadelphia Phillies and free-agent right-hander Jake Arrieta have agreed to a three-year, $75 million contract, according to multiple reports. The news of the agreement was first reported by NBC Sports Philadelphia. News of the terms was first reported by USA Today Sports.
For months it has been rumored that Jake Arrieta would be signing with the Philadelphia Phillies, and a deal finally got done, as Arrieta and the Phillies agreed on a three year deal worth $75 million. The Phillies now have an ace pitcher at the top of their rotation, and a gritty lineup that has some baseball folks picking them as a sleeper in the NL East, who could make some noise during the 2018 season. The year of Philadelphia continues in 2018, Philly is back, cue Eye Of The Tiger.