Jake Arrieta RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Jake Arrieta, Cubs May Be Moving On After 2017

    CBSChicago.com "Right-hander Jake Arrieta and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $15.6-million deal Friday, setting his salary for 2017. The agreement on the contract will be his last with the team unless he and the Cubs agree on a long-term extension. This coming November, Arrieta is set to become..." January 14

  • Cubs, Arrieta reach one-year deal worth $15.64M

    ESPN "The Chicago Cubs and 2015 National League Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta have avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year, $15.64 million deal, an MLB source confirmed to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick on Friday. FanRag Sports first reported the agreement. "It's nice to get that done so we don't..." January 14

  • Arrieta won't attend Cubs' ceremonial White House visit

    NBC Chicago "The Chicago Cubs are going to be heading to the White House to visit with President Barack Obama, but one of their biggest stars will not be accompanying them on the trip to the nation’s capital. That player is pitcher Jake Arrieta, who picked up a key win in Game 6 of the World Series en route..." January 14

  • Jake Arrieta honors bet with CCU championship tattoo

    Sportsnaut "Chicago Cubs ace pitcher Jake Arrieta is now the not so proud owner of a brand new tattoo that he got after losing a bet to a teammate. Arrieta and teammate Tommy La Stella made a bet revolving around the College World Series. TCU was eliminated by CCU, reaching the Finals, meaning Arrieta, a..." December 17

  • Report: Cubs will discuss extension with Jake Arrieta

    Cubs HQ "The Chicago Cubs have already made a huge offseason move trading away Jorge Soler for elite closer Wade Davis. However, the big news might not be the only one this offseason as ESPN reporter Jesse Rogers reports that agent Scott Boras and the Cubs will discuss a possible new deal in..." December 08