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Can Jake Arrieta save the Philadelphia Phillies?

World Series champion Jake Arrieta signed a three-year deal to join the Philadelphia Phillies, leaving the comfy confines of Wrigley Stadium and the Chicago Cubs. Arrieta won the Cy Young award in 2015, but will he stabilize the Phillies in 2018? Arrieta won 14 games last year and still has enough stuff to be the ace the team needs. Still, he is on the downslope of his career. Philadelphia needs more help to contend again. What do you think? ⚾

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Jake Arrieta won 14 games last season and was an important part of the Chicago Cubs rotation. He has plenty left in the tank to pick the Phillies up when they need it the most. Philadelphia finished dead-last in the NL East, four games away from losing 100. Arrieta brings world championship experience that will trickle down the rest of the staff and entice more free agents to join the team. The Phillies are relevant again!

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Arrieta peaked later in his career, and unfortunately, that means it will end sooner rather than later. The former Cub has been less and less effective since his Cy Young-winning year and it doesn't look like he'll gain that form anytime soon. He has led the National League in wild pitches the last two years, and his pitches are becoming more hittable with every year. The Phillies are going to need a lot more than Arrieta to be a threat again.

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Can Jake Arrieta save the Philadelphia Phillies?
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