Jake Arrieta RUMORS & NEWS

  • Arrieta happy to see baseball reinstated in 2020 Games

    The Score "Chicago Cubs hurler and Olympic bronze medalist Jake Arrieta is happy to see the International Olympic Committee reinstate baseball for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. The IOC voted Wednesday to accept a five-sport package for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics that includes the return of..." August 04

  • Arrieta leaning toward not pitching in All-Star Game

    The Score "Fans in San Diego will have the honor of being in the same building as Jake Arrieta, but that might be the extent of it. The Chicago Cubs hurler told reporters Monday that he's leaning toward not pitching in the All-Star Game. Instead, he thinks four days of rest would be ideal." July 11

  • Jake Arrieta to get Coastal Carolina tattoo after losing bet

    ESPN "Reigning National League Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta will have to visit a tattoo artist when the Cubs return to Chicago from their road trip after losing a bet to teammate Tommy La Stella over the College World Series. Coastal Carolina eliminated TCU from the tournament Saturday, beating the..." June 26

  • Jose Fernandez, Jake Arrieta Among Pitchers Who Want Their Own Home Run Derby

    NESN "It looks like Madison Bumgarner might have started a revolution. The San Francisco Giants ace, whose 13 career home runs top all active pitchers, expressed his desire to participate in this year’s Home Run Derby recently. And even though his manager Bruce Bochy said that’s not going to happen, a..." June 14

  • Arrieta wants to join Bumgarner in Home Run Derby

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings against the Braves on Saturday to win his first start since his only loss in nearly a year. But it wasn’t until he was asked about his hitting, and about Madison Bumgarner’s effort to crash the All-Star Home Run Derby that Arrieta seemed to get fired..." June 12

  • Staying 'home' was right for Clayton Kershaw; will it be right for Jake Arrieta?

    ESPN "If Chicago Cubs star Jake Arrieta is looking for advice on free agency, he can walk across the diamond this week at Wrigley Field and talk with fellow all-world pitcher Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Cubs fans would undoubtedly like for Arrieta, a free agent after the 2017 season,..." May 31

  • Locke accuses Arrieta of throwing at Pirates

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo's chosen walk-up song in the sixth inning Saturday was Taylor Swift's “Bad Blood,” also an appropriate theme for the continuing drama in the rivalry with the Pirates. Two pitches after Francisco Cervelli's two-run single briefly gave the Pirates a lead over the..." May 15

  • Jake Arrieta: Worth more than Strasburg, won't give discount to Cubs

    ESPN "Reigning Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta on Wednesday hinted that he's worth more than the $175 million deal given to Stephen Strasburg and said he's not ready to give a hometown discount to stay with the Chicago Cubs. "I'll let you judge that," Arrieta told reporters Wednesday morning about..." May 11

  • Clayton Kershaw has been even better than Jake Arrieta during historic streak

    Sporting News "My original intent for this column was to lend context to Jake Arrieta’s recent stretch of dominant performances. If you’ve watched MLB Network or ESPN the past couple days, you’ve probably seen the number that jumps off the television screen. In his past 26 regular-season starts, dating back..." May 05

  • Jake Arrieta, Cubs reportedly far apart on long-term deal

    Larry Brown Sports "Stud right-hander Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs has looked like the most dominant pitcher in Major League Baseball this year. With a 5-0 record to go along with a 1.00 ERA, a 0.78 WHIP, and 32 strikeouts in his first five starts, Arrieta is somehow managing to top a 2015 campaign in which he..." April 30

  • Cubs president Theo Epstein: Comments linking Jake Arrieta, PEDs 'ridiculous'

    ESPN "Cubs president Theo Epstein came to the defense of Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta on Thursday regarding "accusations" of potential performance-enhancing drug use. "I saw the clip of essentially an accusation on the ESPN morning show [First Take]," Epstein told the Kap & Co. Show on ESPN 1000 in..." April 29

  • Jake Arrieta and the Cubs aren't close to an extension

    SB Nation "Jake Arrieta is pretty good at that whole pitching thing. It took him some time -- and an escape from Baltimore's notoriously inept pitcher development program -- to get to that point, but he's very obviously here and here to stay. Arrieta won the NL Cy Young in 2015, and he's been even better to..." April 28

  • Jake Arrieta fires back at Stephen A. Smith on Twitter over PED chatter

    Larry Brown Sports "Jake Arrieta has been destroying hitters everywhere over the past year or so, and naturally, as tends to happen when a once-mediocre ballplayer turns into a world-beater, whispers about PED use began to simmer. Arrieta hit back at those accusations on Tuesday, which led to ESPN’s Stephen A...." April 28

  • Arrieta wants Cubs to pay up: 'If they don't want me, somebody will'

    The Score "Jake Arrieta wants to stay with the Chicago Cubs long term, but he won't hesitate to follow the money. Aside from being on a team with World Series aspirations, the right-hander, who is fresh off his second no-hitter, believes he's worth a contract in the six or seven-year range. But if the..." April 27

  • Jake Arrieta sounds off on ‘idiots’ alleging PED use

    USA Today "Jake Arrieta’s dark brown eyes flash that stare that’s become all too familiar to opposing hitters, but instead of rage or indignation, there’s almost empathy. Arrieta, amid the finest 24-start pitching run ever produced in baseball history, has sensed a reluctance from peers and fans to fully..." April 26

  • Britton: Former coach caused Arrieta's struggles with O's

    Yahoo! Sports "During their lowest moments, the four pitchers who were supposed to save the Baltimore Orioles looked at one another and asked a simple question: “What the [expletive] happened?” Zach Britton, Chris Tillman and Brian Matusz had spent months “doming each other out mentally,” as Britton put it,..." April 25

  • Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, Clayton Kershaw … and Jake Arrieta

    Chicago Sun-Times "With his second no-hitter in eight months Thursday, Jake Arrieta (4-0, 0.87 ERA) takes a 19-inning scoreless streak into his next start, along with these numbers: 15-0, 0.53: Arrieta’s record and ERA in his last 16 regular-season starts (119 1/3 IP). 20-1, 0.86: Arrieta’s record and ERA in..." April 23

  • Fan crashes Arrieta's on-field no-hit celebration

    CBS Sports "Cubs ace Jake Arrieta twirled a no-hitter against the Reds in Cincinnati on Thursday night, and, as you might expect, a healthy contingent of Cubs fans was in attendance. In the case of one Modern Buccaneer, he decided to flout local ordinances and become -- for a fleeting few seconds -- part of..." April 22

  • Maddon: Arrieta should be good to go for Opening Day

    ESPN "All systems are go for National League Cy Young award winner Jake Arrieta to make his Opening Day start next Monday against the Los Angeles Angels after he left his last spring outing early with a blister on his pitching thumb. Arrieta threw 46 pitches in a bullpen session Sunday morning. He..." March 28

  • Cubs' Jake Arrieta exits with blister, says he'll be ready for opener

    ESPN "Despite leaving Thursday's spring start against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning with a blister on his thumb, NL Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta says it's a minor ailment and he'll be ready for Opening Day on April 4. "[We] noticed in the bullpen I was having a hard time with it,"..." March 25

  • Maddon: Blister could affect Jake Arrieta’s Opening Day status

    Chicago Sun-Times "Cubs ace Jake Arrieta soaked his blistered thumb in Neosporin overnight Thursday and called Friday morning “business as usual” for his prep work toward his final spring training and start and eventually his April 4 Opening Day assignment. But the reigning National League Cy Young winner’s easy..." March 25

  • Be patient as Cubs and Jake Arrieta lay groundwork for deal beyond 2017

    Chicago Tribune "At some point this year, Jake Arrieta and agent Scott Boras will resume talks with Cubs President Theo Epstein on a long-term contract well past 2017. Based on Arrieta's comments Tuesday morning, the 2015 National League Cy Young Award winner is sincere about his desire to stay with the..." March 09

  • The Cubs and Jake Arrieta disagree on years for 'mega extension'

    SB Nation "Jake Arrieta is one of the best pitchers in baseball, and he would like to be paid that way. The Cubs don't necessarily disagree with that notion -- they're a big-budget team, and Arrieta is going to end up expensive in arbitration anyway, so why not extend him so they get more from him in the..." March 09

  • Cubs, Jake Arrieta had extension talks, but got nowhere

    Hardball Talk "MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that the Cubs and starter Jake Arrieta discussed a contract extension that “ended pretty quickly” over a “decent-sized gap” regarding the length of the deal. Heyman adds that Arrieta is said to be seeking a seven-year deal, with the right-hander pointing to deals..." March 08

  • Jake Arrieta named Cubs opening night starter

    Chicago Tribune "It came as no surprise Tuesday morning as manager Joe Maddon named Jake Arrieta as the Chicago Cubs opening night starter April 4 against the Los Angeles Angels. Arrieta, the 2015 National League Cy Young Award winner, will make his second opening day start. Arrieta pitched seven innings of..." March 01