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Jake Arrieta joins the Phillies

Chicago says thanks to the 2015 Cy Young Award Winner

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Jake Arrieta is moving to the City of Brotherly Love. After a loooooooong off-season, the free agent announced his move today on Twitter. The contract is reportedly worth $75 million over 3 years. Arrieta will make $30 million in the first year, $25 million in the second year, and $20 million in the third year, with the ability to opt out after 2019. Philly can exercise a 2-year extension, making the contract 5 years, with a total value of $135 million.

Arrieta played for the Chicago Cubs sine 2013, when he was traded by Baltimore. He won the Cy Young Award in 2015 and played a crucial role in the Cubs’ World Series win in 2016.

Rumors have circulated for weeks about where Arrieta would end up, with sources citing possible negotiations with the Phillies, Nationals, and even the Cardinals, where his good friend Matt Carpenter is a starting first baseman.

The Cubs and Chicago as a whole have shown their appreciation for Arrieta and all he did for the Cubs.

And finally, one baseball fan with way too much time on his hands shared this:

Let us know the answer, Jake. Now please excuse me while I go shopping.