Monday, March 12, 2018


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It was the coolest, "under the radar" signing of the off-season.  Jake Arrieta, clearly tired of waiting for the Cubs to sign him... went rogue... and signed with Philadelphia.  Atta boy!

News became official when we all saw his Tweet...
Loved this!  The Chicago Sun-Times has more...

"Arrieta was one of the most coveted players on the MLB free agent market this summer, but needed to wait until mid-March to secure a contract. He settled for a deal with the Phillies that includes an opt out clause after the 2019 season but could ultimately be worth as much as $135 million over five years if he stays the whole time..."

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The Cubs did the right thing, thanking him for all he's done.  They even thanked Jake's wife who was equally helpful and supportive with the organization for the Cubs community.  No hard feelings and I like that a lot.

So there you have it.  The Phillies land a big fish officially today.  Gotta love baseball.

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