Chicago Cubs face plenty of competition for Jake Arrieta
That’s right – the Detroit Tigers. I’m aware that they’re rebuilding, but do you remember who they signed already this offseason? Chris Bosio.
Arrieta was transformed under Bosio and it seemed from the outside the two had a good relationship. The Tigers have a good amount of money in their piggy banks too. Is it likely? No, but that’s why they’re underdogs.
Besides being a great story, this signing could also make a lot of sense. The Orioles consistently have awful, disgusting, horrid pitching.
They could be a team willing to lay it all out on the line and overpay a guy like Arrieta to say to their fans that they realize they have a problem. I know that the two sides didn’t leave on the best terms, but I think $200 million will make it better.
Don’t count out those pesky Redbirds. They could look for a guy they can slide behind Carlos Martinez and you know the Cardinals and their fans would like to steal him from the Cubs.
They’re also a team that isn’t afraid to break open the checkbook and being that Arrieta is a Scott Boras client, that helps.
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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The only problem is I doubt this will ever happen. It seems like him leaving was a foregone conclusion at the beginning of the year. My advice: don’t hold your breath on this Cubs fans.