Jake Arrieta RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nationals showing interest in Jake Arrieta

    Fanrag Sports "The Washington Nationals have expressed interest in free agent right-hander Jake Arrieta, a source tells FanRag Sports. The buzz comes after learning that another club in the NL East, the Philadelphia Phillies, have also shown interest in the 31-year-old. It would certainly be a stroke of good..." December 12

  • Jake Arrieta ain't happening, Phillies fans

    NBC Philadelphia "Throughout this entire offseason, Phillies officials have privately said that they will not be players for top free-agent starting pitchers seeking long contracts and huge paydays. It's not that the Phillies can't do it. This is the same ownership group that signed free agent Cliff Lee to a..." December 12

  • Boras has $200M price tag, 75-page binder for teams in on Jake Arrieta

    CBS Sports "Given that he was a late bloomer and just now hit free agency heading into his age-32 season, free-agent starting pitcher Jake Arrieta is in the midst of his one chance to really break the bank in his career. He's our second-ranked starting pitcher on the market and has no shortage of teams at..." December 12

  • Astros interested in Jake Arrieta, Yu Darvish

    Sporting News "The Astros are just a month removed from winning their first World Series in franchise history, but they are already looking ahead to next season. Houston made a key move acquiring Tigers ace Justin Verlander before the August 31 waiver-trade deadline, and the defending champs are now ready to..." December 12

  • Joe Maddon: Jake Arrieta is ‘probably gone’

    Chicago Sun-Times "It would really come as no surprise to anyone if the Cubs and Jake Arrieta part ways this offseason, as the 31-year-old pitcher seeks longer security in the free-agent market. It’s just sobering to hear it from the guy who managed him the past three seasons. Appearing on “Spiegel & Parkins”..." December 05

  • Cubs still interested in Jake Arrieta

    Larry Brown Sports "It may not be particularly likely, but the Chicago Cubs are reportedly still interested in bringing back pitcher Jake Arrieta. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported Thursday that the Cubs discussed Arrieta at the recent GM meetings, and there is still interest in bringing him back. There is,..." December 01

  • Jake Arrieta is drawing interest from five teams

    Hardball Talk "Five teams have reached out to Scott Boras about free agent right-hander Jake Arrieta, the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo reports. No concrete offers appear to be on the table just yet, but the Twins, Brewers, Blue Jays, Rockies and Rangers have reportedly made their interest known and it’s..." November 26

  • Jake Arrieta Rumored to Be Receiving Interest from Milwaukee Brewers

    Bleacher Report "The Milwaukee Brewers are reportedly interested in signing free-agent starting pitcher Jake Arrieta, according to Jon Morosi of the MLB Network. Per that report, "With Jimmy Nelson expected to miss a portion of 2018 after shoulder surgery, the team is looking for top-of-the-rotation..." November 20

  • Scott Boras on free agent Jake Arrieta: 'A big squirrel with a lot of nuts'

    USA Today "Scott Boras, who represents Chicago Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta, resorted to typically colorful language in assessing the former Cy Young Award winner's market value this winter. Boras described Arrieta as "a big squirrel with a lot of nuts in his tree." " November 15

  • Twins like Darvish and Arrieta — but Darvish tops list

    Fanrag Sports "Everyone’s looking for pitching, they say. But perhaps no one is looking for pitching with as much interest or enthusiasm as the Twins, who are targeting the very top pitchers on the rotation market and on the bullpen market — and hoping to add depth, as well. The Twins are looking at the two..." November 14

  • Why the Washington Nationals should target Jake Arrieta in free agency

    iSportsweb "The Washington Nationals are a team that is ready to win now. With that being said, they seem to have trouble advancing past the National League Division Series each and every year. It is not a good look for the club, as they are mounting pressure on themselves and the city of Washington, D.C. to..." November 12

  • How Scott Boras sees Jake Arrieta's free agency and legacy with Cubs

    CSN Chicago "The Cubs essentially had Jake Arrieta’s countdown to free agency in mind from the moment they made that franchise-altering trade with the Baltimore Orioles in the middle of the 2013 season, allowing him to hit the reset button in the minors while also guaranteeing an extra year of club..." November 08

  • Cubs make qualifying offers to Jake Arrieta, Wade Davis

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs made qualifying offers Monday to free agents Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis by Monday’s 4 p.m. deadline. By making an offer of $17.4 million to Arrieta and Davis, the Cubs are assured of a compensation pick in the 2018 draft if Arrieta or Davis reject the offer and sign with another..." November 06

  • Jake Arrieta, Wade Davis lead list of Cubs free agents

    Chicago Tribune "The World Series ended Wednesday night, but the Cubs already are in the midst of planning for the 2018 season. They’ve planned for the possibility of departures, as eight players were expected to file for free agency Thursday morning. Pitchers Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis lead the list of..." November 02

  • Jake Arrieta unsure if he’ll make final start of season

    Fanrag Sports "Chicago Cubs right-handed pitcher Jake Arrieta is unsure if he’ll be able to make his final start of the season on Sunday, he told 670 the Score. Arrieta also said that he hasn’t “had the drive off” of his back side in regards to pitching with his hamstring issue. The veteran right-hander had a..." September 29

  • Arrieta likes where he’s at in his recovery from hamstring strain

    Chicago Sun-Times "Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta said he likes where he’s at in his recovery from a Grade 1 right hamstring strain. “I’m doing good guys. I have a bullpen today and I’m making a lot of progress,” Arrieta said on WSCR-670 the Score on Thursday. “Everything is going in the right direction.” One..." September 15

  • Jake Arrieta throws off mound; 'pen session next

    MLB.com "Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta threw about 25 pitches off a mound on Thursday, but it wasn't a full-fledged bullpen session, which will come Saturday as the next step in the right-hander's rehab while he works his way back from a right hamstring strain sustained on Sept. 4. "We've been cautious, but..." September 15

  • Cubs' Jake Arrieta: Still limited to flat-ground throwing

    CBS Sports "Arrieta (hamstring) threw on flat ground again Tuesday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The Cubs have not set a date for his first bullpen session since his injury, and that means a return the next time through the rotation is off the table." September 12

  • Hamstring strain could sideline Cubs’ Jake Arrieta for multiple starts

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jake Arrieta’s hamstring injury could cost the playoff-minded Cubs two starts or more from their hottest pitcher down the stretch after an MRI on Tuesday revealed a Grade 1 strain in the right leg he hurt Monday. “It’s better than it could have been,” Arrieta said, adding he was told a common..." September 06

  • Cubs ace Jake Arrieta undergoes MRI on ailing hamstring

    Sporting News "Cubs ace Jake Arrieta left Monday's 12-0 loss to the Pirates after allowing three runs in just 2 1/3 innings because he felt discomfort in his leg. Tuesday, Arrieta underwent an MRI to determine the damage in his right hamstring, according to CSN Chicago. Arrieta said after last night's..." September 05

  • Cubs lose starter Jake Arrieta to apparent right leg injury

    ESPN "Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta left Monday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with an apparent right leg problem after facing two batters in the third inning. Arrieta grabbed the back of his right leg after throwing a pitch indicating a possible hamstring or cramping problem. The Cubs..." September 04

  • As free agency approaches, Cubs All-Star Jake Arrieta trending upward: 'I like my chances'

    USA Today "For the first time in their baseball lives, they will have control. They can choose where they’ll live. Where they will work. And sign a contract that will guarantee financial security for generations. Freedom is just three months away. It’s called free agency, and with the..." August 06

  • Arrieta on future with Cubs: 'I don't want to leave without another ring'

    CSN Chicago "Jake Arrieta didn’t throw a baseball while relaxing at home in Austin, Texas, during an All-Star break the Cubs absolutely needed. Walking the streets of Baltimore this weekend triggered memories, seeing where he used to live (when he wasn’t getting shuttled back to Triple-A), eating at one of..." July 16

  • Jake Arrieta reportedly will not get long-term deal from Cubs

    Yardbarker "The Chicago Cubs are going to have to make some tough financial decisions in the months and years to come, and starting pitcher Jake Arrieta sounds like he’ll be among the first casualties. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Arrieta wants a six- to seven-year deal in his upcoming free..." July 08

  • Miguel Montero after Cubs cut him: ‘People can’t handle the truth’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Miguel Montero on Wednesday said he takes responsibility for ripping pitcher Jake Arrieta after the Nationals ran wild in a victory over the Cubs Tuesday. But after getting designated for assignment by the Cubs he also didn’t back down from what he said Tuesday night. “Sometimes people can’t..." June 28

  • Miguel Montero blames Jake Arrieta for Nationals' seven stolen bases

    Sporting News "The Cubs allowed a Nationals record seven stolen bases in Tuesday's 6-1 loss. While the catcher usually gets stuck with the blame, Miguel Montero pointed his finger in another direction. Montero, filling in for starting catcher Willson Contreras, blamed starting pitcher Jake Arrieta for..." June 28

  • Cubs' Arrieta says past workload impacting performance

    CSN Chicago "Jake Arrieta is only 19 months removed from winning the National League Cy Young Award when he posted an absolutely ridiculous 0.75 ERA and 0.73 WHIP in 15 starts after the All-Star Break in 2015. It was the best stretch baseball has ever seen in its history. But since then, he's posted a..." June 19