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Jake Arrieta Finally Signs

The Phillies have signed Jake Arrieta (92nd ADP) to a three-year, $75 million deal. While the Phillies may not necessarily contend in 2018, they are putting the pieces together for a run soon. The 32-year-old righty’s results declined for a second straight season, with his ERA going from 1.77 (2015) to 3.10 (2016) to 3.53 (2017). Most of the decline is from his fastball going from averaging 94.6 mph to 92.1 mph. Additionally, his strikeout rate has dropped from 27% to 23%. Most of his 2018 value will be tied to stopping…

2018 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Starting Pitchers Part 1 (1-25)

Over the last several weeks, we've ranked hundreds of hitters whose job it is to provide as much offense as possible. Actually, 276 to be exact. Now we dive into the men who get paid tens of millions of dollars a year to limit that offense. When it comes to pitching in fantasy baseball, everyone seems to have a different opinion. Some like grabbing their top few guys early, others grab their ace and wait, and some like to wait for several rounds before grabbing any at all. I find myself usually in one of those last two…

The Baseball Show, S2.E9 Mike Petriello [Video]

A total joy to welcome Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) of MLB.com this week to The Baseball Show! Mike is best known for his coverage of Statcast, which is the technology being employed that is revolutionizing the game of baseball. How fast players run, the angle of a batter's swing, the velocity and spin rate on a ball slung by a pitcher, and so much more. Mike walks us through what exactly it all means, and how it is growing and being integrated into today's game. We got into some specific examples, including the recent…

The Baseball Show Winter Meetings 2017 Special

The Baseball Show is at the 2017 MLB General Managers' Winter Meetings. That's right, our field correspondent Lance Brozdowki (@LanceBrozdow) is in Orlando schmoozing with the big dogs, and filling us in on the action. We concentrated on the latest rumors surrounding Manny Machado and the Orioles, the Yankees' push for another ring, and the Miami Marlins' continued fire sale. The Baseball Show is filmed in front of a live studio audience every Wednesday night at 9pm est. If you'd like to sit on on a taping, let us know…

MLB Hot Stove Preview

Now that the Houston Astros have won the World Series, we have officially entered the "hot stove league" portion of the baseball season. According to MLB.com, "In the early days of baseball, Hot Stove Season referred to an actual baseball season: Hot Stove Leagues, in which MLB players would stay in shape by playing baseball in their hometowns while staying warm with actual hot stoves. The term soon expanded to become a kind of predecessor to the water cooler -- on a cold day, fans would gather around the hot stove to…