The Baseball Talk Radio show recorded March 11, 2018
The Phillies landed Jake Arrieta after what seemed to be one of the latest holdouts in recent memory for such a superstar. Arrieta has landed with the Phillies for a 3-year deal and $75M, that seems like it’s a lot of money but pitcher’s such as Jake Arrieta are few and far between.
Look at what he’s done, a Cy Young Award winner in 2015, and an 18-8 record the following year in 2016. Arrieta really found himself in Chicago after spending some really mediocre years in Baltimore, where he amassed a 20-25 record and had a 5.46 ERA.
A quick look at Jake’s numbers in Chicago tells you that he was a big part of the success of the World Series champions of 2016 when the Cubs beat the Indians 4-3 in a hard fought series. He’s an 8 year veteran at the age of 32 this year, and just what the Phillies need to possibly lead them to a better finish this season.
Arrieta’s Career Numbers:
|8 Yr||8 Yr||8 Yr||88||56||.611||3.57||191||1161.0|
|NL (||NL (||NL (||68||31||.687||2.73||128||803.0|
|AL (||AL (||AL (||20||25||.444||5.46||63||358.0|