We're three weeks out until Opening Day of the 2018 MLB season and some big players still remain in free-agent limbo. Lance Lynn, Alex Cobb and, of course, ​Jake Arrieta are all still looking for homes


The 32-year-old Arrieta is coming off a season where he pitched to a 3.53 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 14-10 record in 30 starts despite suffering injuries late in the season that caused him to miss some time during the Cubs postseason run.


According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Padres could be looking to make another big splash in free agency after they signed first baseman Eric Hosmer this offseason.

Though Heyman suggests this deal could be a longshot, he also states that the Padres are being clever to monitor the remaining big arms left on the market in case guys like Lynn, Cobb and Arrieta drop their values due to eagerness to play with Spring Training winding down quickly.


The Padres are likely to "go with the young pitchers they currently have in camp," per Heyman's report, but with Arrieta not receiving much attention besides from the Washington Nationals, which is mostly speculation due to their connection with his current agent Scott Boras, the All-Star could have no choice but to adjust his numbers to any team willing to play the leverage game at this point.