Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, Washington star Bryce Harper and Baltimore standouts Manny Machado and Zach Britton got big-money deals Friday as more than 100 major leaguers reached agreements for 2017 and left just 27 players on track for salary arbitration.
After helping lead the Cubs to their first World Series title since 1908, Arrieta agreed to a one-year deal for $15,637,500. He can become a free agent after this season.
"The timeline is kind of coming to an end, as far as, you know, leading up to free agency," Arrieta said. "As of now, we got one more season as a Cub, and I'm really happy about that."
Harper, who slumped after winning the...