The dominoes are just about ready to fall, and we may just finally have a suitor for free agent pitcher Jake Arrieta, who reportedly turned down the Chicago Cubs offer
It's certain that his time with the Cubs is done, which is a shame considering how his career elevated once he joined the team in 2013. Despite having a bit of a fall from his stellar Cy Young campaign in 2015, he has still been pretty effective ever since, averaging a 3.30 ERA over 61 starts in the past two seasons.
Whoever lands the 31-year-old will obviously be getting a valued piece to help solidify a rotation, and it looks like one NL East team is showing interest, despite their already-stacked rotation.
What a move that would be for the Washington Nationals, who already boast two of the best arms in the MLB with Stephen Strasburg and reigning NL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer.
The only issue is whether they can craft a deal that would suit the righty, who has already had multiple offers thrown his way in a now even more competitive field as he remains the biggest name left on the market.
The Nationals have already been linked to him previously, and the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers are also atop the chart of potential suitors.
So how long until Jake Arrieta signs a deal with the Brewers just to stick it to Chicago?— 12up (@12upSport) February 10, 2018
It's been a long offseason, but the Arrieta hot stove is once again heating up.