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Looking Like the Brawny Man, Jake Arrieta Says he Plans to be Ready for Start of Season

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“My body is in tremendous shape.”

And thus Jake Arrieta has arrived with his luxuriant beard to take baseball games from opponents with brute force and a virility that quietly but emphatically states, “I’m more of a man than you are, and I know it.” I foresee the consumption of many smoked meats, many power lifting sessions and plenty of visceral grunting taking place in the Phillies clubhouse this season. There’s a matter-of-factness about Arrieta that plainly says, “I will throw the ball. You will miss it. I will win.”

The Phillies introduced the 32-year-old former Cy Young Award winner,

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