Cubs Reaction: Former ace Jake Arrieta on his way to Philadelphia

It appears Lance Lynn inking a one-year, $12 million deal with the Minnesota Twins on Saturday was the domino needed to fall to help resolve the long-standing speculation this offseason on where - and when - 2015 National League Cy Young Award victor Jake Arrieta will sign.

The Phillies have agreed to a deal with Jake Arrieta pending a physical, The Post confirmed Sunday, as the star starting pitcher finally found a home. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because negotiations are ongoing.

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Arrieta has been one of the top players on a chaotic Major League Baseball free agent market all offseason. The Phillies, who have plenty of money to spend, waited until the price was right for them. Arrieta's career 3.08 postseason ERA is also a good indicator of his big-game potential as he had a wild-card win and Game 6 World Series victory on his resume.

The Padres, Nationals and Phillies have all been connected to Arrieta over the last month or so, but no concrete offers seem to have materialized lately. Arrieta will be anchoring a young Phillies rotation that consists of promising talents such as Aaron Nola, Jerad Eickhoff, andVince Velasquez.

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New manager Gabe Kapler's motto throughout spring training has been: "Be Bold". The proven veteran Lester helped a young rotation, eventually led by Arrieta, fight their way to the NLCS.

Arrieta had a 4.67 ERA in first 16 starts last season, but finished strong, going 7-4 with a 2.26 ERA in his final 14 outings.

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