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    Arrieta to Phillies

    What do Phillies fans (and others) think of this? Will this keep them out of the basement? Maybe even help them become a contender?
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    My initial reaction to this was no pitcher ever has been worth 30 million a year.

    Good for Arrietta, he got PAID.

    Heíll win 14 or so games a year for the next three years and the Philly fans will sh*t all over him because heís making so much money and theyíll expect 26 wins with a .001 era.

    I can see this getting ugly for him. But money.





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    And Lance Lynn must feel really stupid too.

    Passed up 17.5 million for one year to sign for 12. Idiot.





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    Good move IMO.

    And I'm well aware of his fading numbers and the risk that comes with it. But despite the HUGE cost, the downside is not that bad for three years, not the four or five years he wanted.

    Probably helps to take pressure off Nola too...
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    I've always liked Arrieta. I think his impact on the young pitchers in the organization will be tremendous.
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    Given where the Phils are now I rebuilding and the length of the deal, Iím not sure I really understand it.

    I guess with baseball you arenít really looking at tanking so if he brings people to the park and helps with the younger players, why not.

    For the record I think his decline has been overstated. Itís definitely been real but I would not be surprised if he bounces back big time...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Topnotchsy View Post
    Given where the Phils are now I rebuilding and the length of the deal, I’m not sure I really understand it.

    I guess with baseball you aren’t really looking at tanking so if he brings people to the park and helps with the younger players, why not.

    For the record I think his decline has been overstated. It’s definitely been real but I would not be surprised if he bounces back big time...


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    This combined with the Santana deal, also for 3 years, tells me they decided to make a short-term push, maybe in light of the Nats losing salary.

    And 3.55 sure is a better ERA than their other guys, except Nola...
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    Jake will be ok and the Phillies like him
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    How long before they're burning his likeness in effigy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topnotchsy View Post
    Given where the Phils are now I rebuilding and the length of the deal, I’m not sure I really understand it.

    I guess with baseball you aren’t really looking at tanking so if he brings people to the park and helps with the younger players, why not.

    For the record I think his decline has been overstated. It’s definitely been real but I would not be surprised if he bounces back big time...


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    The Phillies have one of the better systems in baseball, tons of cash and a young nucleus of players now in the majors. The Phillies are far closer to being a competitive team than many people would think.3 years deals for veterans who not only can contribute but can also mentor the younger guys is what a team like this needs.

    I think this move brings them closer to competing for a wildcard spot this year or next.
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    I think the phillies FA moves combined with that deep farm system coming along and a crap division adds up for them to be in wild card contention this year. The nationals try to find ways to collapse, the Mets have the worst doctors in all of sports and their players will get hurt, marlins are miserable and the braves are in a similar spot trying to find their way. A few kids come up with decent seasons and they will find themselves in the mix, might not.make it but they'll be playing for something in September

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pine Tar View Post
    Jake will be ok and the Phillies like him
    I think he'll be better than okay, and baseball in general will love him. Every rotation needs a stud like Jake. The Dbacks, Rays, Padres...to name a few, could all benefit greatly from signing him, but Philly got him. That's a good move for them.

    Will Medina be in the rotation on OD? Tirado in the pen on OD?

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    Also, thoughts on Elneiry Garcia and Jose Taveras? And can Jose Pujols still be an impact bat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmp1971 View Post
    Also, thoughts on Elneiry Garcia and Jose Taveras? And can Jose Pujols still be an impact bat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Mario View Post
    And Lance Lynn must feel really stupid too.

    Passed up 17.5 million for one year to sign for 12. Idiot.
    Thought the same.

    For the next three years Jake will eat innings and save at least one young arm.

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