Jake Arrieta RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Cubs pitching coach: Arrieta playing through 'lingering' thumb problem

    ESPN "Chicago Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio recently revealed that the skin problem starter Jake Arrieta has had around his pitching thumb goes back several months -- and has affected Arrieta's performance during that time. Arrieta will try to battle through the issue again on Saturday night as he..." June 17

  • Boras goes to bat for Arrieta after up-and-down start

    Fanrag Sports "Agent Scott Boras thinks the coverage of Jake Arrieta has been too tough, with an exaggerated and unnecessary emphasis on a rising ERA and lowering velocity this year. He wants to put the emphasis on durability and dominance, consistency and postseason performance. After calling aside Chicago..." June 01

  • Cubs' Jake Arrieta happy to see two teams 'getting after it'

    ESPN "Not everybody condemned Monday's Bryce Harper-Hunter Strickland fight. Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta thought it was "awesome." Appearing on 670 The Score in Chicago, Arrieta said Tuesday: "I don't think anybody is right or wrong. I thought it was awesome. Every once in a while, it's..." May 31

  • Scott Boras says Jake Arrieta still elite despite fastball velocity drop

    ESPN "Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta's agent, Scott Boras, pushed back on the notion Arrieta isn't an elite pitcher just because his fastball velocity has dropped this year, while also insisting it's way too small of a sample size to judge the free agent to be. "The question becomes what's..." May 28

  • Breaking Down the Trade Market and Jake Arrieta as Cubs Preach Patience with Pitching

    CSN Chicago "It’s still too early to be dreaming about Yu Darvish pitching at Wrigley Field, guessing if the Pittsburgh Pirates would trade Gerrit Cole within the division, calculating how much money remains on Zack Greinke’s megadeal or wondering what a change of scenery and the Chicago nightlife might do to..." May 17

  • Struggling Jake Arrieta ‘not worried about the contract year’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jake Arrieta isn’t the only Cubs starter to struggle in the first five weeks of the Cubs’ championship defense. But another rough start Tuesday in Colorado has put him in places he has never experienced as a Cub – his 5.35 ERA after a 10-4 loss to the Rockies the highest it has been in any..." May 10

  • Jake Arrieta says he was drug tested 15-20 times per year, says system is working

    CBS Sports "All of MLB, it seems, is back on the topic of PED testing in baseball ever since Pirates outfielder Starling Marte got popped for 80 games . Among those sounding off is Cubs right-hander and 2015 NL Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta. That's significant because Arrieta, as someone who enjoyed success..." April 20

  • Jake Arrieta Fires Back at Questions About his Velocity

    CSN Chicago "Jake Arrieta is a nonconformist, trolling opposing fans on Twitter, developing his own Pilates/nutrition program, posing naked for ESPN the Magazine, openly talking about his contract and apparently reading what’s written about him. Or at least this article on FanGraphs – the website devoted..." April 10

  • Jake Arrieta primed to play his way out of Chicago in 2017

    Fanrag Sports "The Chicago Cubs are dealing with a conundrum. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta, probably the biggest success story of the Theo Epstein era in Chicago and one of the greatest reasons that the Cubs are the reigning World Series champions, is heading towards free agency this winter. For a guy that has..." March 17

  • The latest on Jake Arrieta and the Cubs

    Fanrag Sports "It doesn’t look like anything will happen soon with the Chicago Cubs and star pitcher Jake Arrieta, if at all. There have been occasional talks, but the sense so far seems to be the Cubs wouldn’t go past three years, or maybe four, and Arrieta has his eye on a long contract befitting one of the..." March 16

  • Jake Arrieta says if a young player flips his bat after a home run, “He might wear the next one in the ribs.”

    Hardball Talk "Jake Arrieta joined David Kaplan and Jesse Rogers on Chicago’s ESPN 1000 on Tuesday. He was asked about players flipping their bats in celebration after a home run. It’s not surprising that Arrieta feels this way, but it’s also disappointing. Major League Baseball wonders why fans are..." March 07

  • Jake Arrieta looking for Max Scherzer type contract

    Larry Brown Sports "Jake Arrieta is reportedly open to signing a contract extension with the Cubs, but it could take one of the larger deals in recent memory to make it happen. Back in January, Arrieta avoided arbitration by agreeing to a contract worth a little over $15 million for the upcoming season, which..." March 03

  • Jake Arrieta: ‘Still an opportunity’ for extension with Cubs

    Chicago Sun-Times "It remains a long shot as spring training gets underway for the Cubs, but Jake Arrieta said Wednesday morning he expects to talk to the Cubs again about a contract extension before he becomes a free agent next fall. And he suggested a deal might be possible. “There’s an open dialogue there. I..." February 15