As far at plot twists go, Jon Heyman’s revelation that the Cubs and Jake Arrieta aren’t seeing eye to eye on a contract offer is even less shocking than finding out that Bruce Willis was actually dead the whole time in The Sixth Sense. “[Arrieta] wants long (six or seven years) they want shorter,” the FanRag scribe reports.
Well, duh. I’m going to let you in on a little secret here, but I need you to lean in really close because I don’t want everyone to hear. Closer. Closer.
THIS HAS BEEN THE CASE FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS.
Arrieta didn’t want to sign an extension after his incredible 2015 campaign, knowing that he had two more guaranteed seasons over which to potentially increase his value. And once Stephen Strasburg inked a huge seven-year extension in May of 2016, Arrieta had more or less decided what he wanted to get out of his next contract.
“You want to be paid in respect to how your peers are paid,” said at the time. “I don’t think that changes with any guy you ask. It happens around baseball every year.”
Hey, did we mention that Scott Boras, self-appointed <a target="_self" href="http://www.cubsinsider.com/2017/11/15/scott-boras-exhorts-cubs-mlb-teams-move-playoffville/" target="_blank" …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider