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.
#padres already signed the biggest free agent of the year, and now sources say they have checked in on the biggest player/pitcher remaining. it's probably a long shot, but they are thinking about it, anyway. https://t.co/BDl3GbrrZh— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 8, 2018
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.
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