Jake Arrieta RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jake Arrieta not concerned with who Cubs will face in NLDS

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Mets? The Giants? “Who gives a s— who we play?” said Cubs starter Jake Arrieta, who had his playoff edge working as soon as the Cubs finished off the regular season with a two-out rally in the ninth for a comeback 7-4 victory over the Reds on Sunday afternoon. “Now the fun starts. That’s..." October 03

  • Here's Jake Arrieta dressed as 'Jake from State Farm'

    Fox Sports "In a pretty obviously staged but nevertheless funny result, Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta shared a photo of himself in his Halloween costume as "Jake from State Farm" -- the insurance company's popular commercial character. Take a look:" September 20

  • Arrieta, Lester or Hendricks: Who should Cubs pick as Game 1 starter?

    SI "The regular season isn’t over, but the Cubs, who boast a 16-game lead in the National League Central, can already turn their attention to the playoffs. Yesterday, I wrote about the two candidates to be Chicago's fourth starter in the postseason. The decision at the opposite end of the rotation is..." September 13

  • Why Jake Arrieta Almost Quit Baseball

    CSN Chicago "There were times Jake Arrieta felt like quitting baseball, wondering if this really was the best way to support his family as he bounced between the Baltimore Orioles and their Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk, Va. It wasn’t just his dream anymore. Arrieta had to think about a wife (Brittany), a..." August 31

  • 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