Philly is trending upwards, and Arrieta could be the piece that caps off the organization’s rebuild. MLB.com reports that the Phillies are open to a three-year deal with Arrieta, but he may be seeking a five-to-seven year commitment.
Asked last week about the possibility of adding another starter, Phillies owner John Middleton downplayed the notion. “It’s not so remote that you’d say ‘no, there’s really no chance’. But I would tell you we’re not just looking at free agents,” Middleton said: