Jake Arrieta RUMORS & NEWS

  • What Jake Arrieta is doing even better than in Cy Young season

    NBC Sports Washington "Jake Arrieta makes his seventh start tonight for the Phillies in their series-opener against the fading Mets, a team he didn't face when the Phils were at Citi Field in early-April. He'll enter the night 3-1 with a 3.15 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and .207 opponents' batting average, all ace-like numbers..." May 11

  • Jake Arrieta On Declining Cubs’ Offer

    MLB Trade Rumors "In a chat with Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times, Phillies hurler Jake Arrieta verified prior reports that Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein made a last-ditch offer before the team agreed to terms with Yu Darvish. Arrieta, who ultimately signed with the Philadelphia..." May 02

  • Jake Arrieta pitches to mixed results, no decision in Phillies debut

    Courier-Post "The Jake Arrieta era got off to a short start. The prized free agent added last month to bolster a young pitching staff made his Phillies debut on Sunday. He wasn’t around for long and pitched to mixed results, but the right-hander looked strong and, most importantly, healthy. Arrieta lasted..." April 09

  • Jake Arrieta ready for Sunday, doesn't want Aaron Nola treatment

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Jake Arrieta threw 35 pitches in the bullpen before Thursday's home opener as he narrowed his preparation for his Phillies debut Sunday. "It's going to be very special," the 32-year-old right-hander said. "I've played here quite a bit. I've pitched really well here. I'm very comfortable with..." April 06

  • If you're bummed that Jake Arrieta didn't sign with the Cubs, then blame Jake Arrieta

    Chicago Tribune "If you’re angry, frustrated or just bummed that one of the greatest and most important pitchers in Cubs history left town, then blame the pitcher. Because ultimately, Jake Arrieta left the Cubs because he chose to leave the Cubs. Arrieta looked funny in Phillies red instead of Cubs blue..." March 15

  • Jake Arrieta addresses the velocity concerns

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "As good as Jake Arrieta will look in red pinstripes, there's no hiding the fact that he comes with some red flags. His average fastball velocity dropped from 94.9 mph in his Cy Young season of 2015 to 92.6 mph last season, according to PITCHf/x data. This has been interpreted in some..." March 14

  • Jake Arrieta intends to be ready for start of regular season

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Phillies starter Jake Arrieta had one of the oddest offseasons in recent memory. The 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner wasn’t able to procure a contract until Sunday, 11 days into the month of March. As a result of signing so late, he has missed about four weeks of spring training. As Corey Seidman of..." March 13

  • Jake Arrieta writes thank you letter to Chicago

    Fanrag Sports "Pitcher Jake Arrieta has finally found a new team, with the free agent officially signing with the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday. With the move comes the true end to a chapter in Arrieta’s career, as he spent four-plus seasons with the Chicago Cubs after the team acquired him via trade in..." March 13

  • Arrieta agrees to 3-year, $75 million deal with Phillies

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Philadelphia Phillies have an “agreement in principle” on a multi-year deal with free agent pitcher Jake Arrieta, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia. The contract is for three years and $75 million, per USA Today. Arrieta has been one of the top players on a chaotic MLB free agent market..." March 11

  • Could Padres be in play for Jake Arrieta?

    Fanrag Sports "The San Diego Padres surprised folks by signing Eric Hosmer, who was arguably the top position player on the market. And now word is they have at least been talking internally about Jake Arrieta. It seems like a long shot. But could they make a play for Arrieta? There are probably several..." March 08

  • Jake Arrieta deal “only a phone call away,” agent Scott Boras says

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jake Arrieta turned 32 on Tuesday and did not celebrate as usual at a major-league spring training camp. Arrieta (we included a picture from his rookie year in 2010 with the Baltimore Orioles as a birthday present) remains unemployed 22 days away from Opening Day. Agent Scott Boras spoke..." March 07

  • As Yu Darvish debuts for Cubs, unsigned Jake Arrieta faces likely delayed season

    Chicago Sun-Times "The clock is down to the final few ticks for Jake Arrieta and other unsigned free-agent starting pitchers hoping to find new teams in time to be ready for an opening rotation. Once they sign, these free agents still need spring starts, underscoring Cubs president Theo Epstein’s remarks last..." March 06

  • MLB Rumors: Jake Arrieta to Nationals?

    Newark Star-Ledger "There aren't many impact pitchers left on the free agent market. The biggest one still available is former NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta. According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, Arrieta might join the current NL Cy Young Award winner, Max Scherzer, in Washington Arrieta would be..." February 28

  • Why Brewers should sign Jake Arrieta

    CBS Sports "The Brewers are to be praised for investing in the product this offseason. While other teams have slow-played to the point of absurdity, the Brewers -- denizens of one of MLB's smallest markets -- have signed Lorenzo Cain, traded for Christian Yelich, and fortified the pitching staff with a..." February 28

  • Jake Arrieta won’t help the Phillies much, but could boost the Nationals

    Washington Post "Spring training is underway, but there is still one free agent pitcher who could make a difference for the acquiring team: right-handed starter Jake Arrieta. Arrieta, who turns 32 in March, won the 2015 Cy Young Award and trails only two National League pitchers, Clayton Kershaw of the Los..." February 21

  • Phillies Engaged In “Dialogue” With Jake Arrieta

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies are “having dialogue” with Jake Arrieta and his representatives, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag (via Twitter). While there’s currently a “gap” between the sides’ bargaining positions, it seems there’s at least some real interest being explored. Philadelphia has long been cited..." February 20

  • Did Cubs miscalculate Jake Arrieta’s value in deciding against re-signing him?

    Chicago Sun-Times "Nobody in the Cubs’ clubhouse has been closer to Jake Arrieta than Texas neighbor Tommy La Stella the last three years – so close that Arrieta still carries some of La Stella with him wherever he goes, even four months after his last pitch for the Cubs. Albeit, most of what he carries from La..." February 16

  • Why haven't the Cardinals or Brewers signed Jake Arrieta already?

    Chicago Tribune "Unless Jake Arrieta pulls a Dexter Fowler for one more year, the Cubs said goodbye to their former ace when they gave Yu Darvish a six-year, $126 million hello. I still expect Arrieta to get paid, maybe not as much as Darvish, but still some kind of generational money. The question is why..." February 15

  • MLB Rumors: More dots connecting Jake Arrieta to Phillies

    Newark Star-Ledger "As pitchers and catchers begin to report to spring training sites around Florida and Arizona, some notable names are without teams. Among them: Former NL Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta. With the Cubs adding Yu Darvish to effectively replace Arrieta in the rotation, it's a guessing game as to..." February 12

  • Cubs Reportedly Made Late Call To Arrieta Before Signing Darvish

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cubs “put in one last call” to Jake Arrieta before completing their six-year, $126MM deal with Yu Darvish, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Heyman says Epstein respectfully inquired as to whether Arrieta would have been willing to accept “a deal believed to be similar to the one offered..." February 12

  • Where does Jake Arrieta go now?

    Fanrag Sports "The Chicago Cubs were down the road with Yu Darvish, but before they completed a deal, Cubs baseball president Theo Epstein, respectfully, put in one last call to the Cubs’ star free agent Jake Arrieta for one last, long-shot chance to see if — if need be — they could extend Arrieta’s career with..." February 12

  • MLB Rumors: How Jake Arrieta Can Earn Lucrative Contract As Free Agent

    NESN "Jake Arrieta won’t lack suitors if he’s willing to budge. A number of teams are interested in signing the free-agent pitcher to a lucrative, short-term contract if he changes his demand for a long-term deal, ESPN’s Buster Olney reported Friday on Twitter. Arrieta is among the prominent..." February 10

  • In raging Cubs debate, a vote for Yu Darvish over Jake Arrieta

    Chicago Sun-Times "Chicago knows Jake Arrieta. We know his strengths and weaknesses. We know more about his diet than we do about our own, possibly because we don’t pay attention to ours. Chicago doesn’t know Yu Darvish. Well, we know him from afar and saw him struggle in the World Series last season. But we..." January 30

  • Nick Williams talks up Phillies to a free-agent Cy Young winner

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "It's not clear whether the Phillies will add a starting pitcher before opening day, but surely they would like to. General manager Matt Klentak “is busting his ass every single day looking for every possible opportunity to upgrade our team from every perspective,” manager Gabe Kapler said on..." January 18

  • Report: Brewers pursuing both Jake Arrieta, Mike Moustakas

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers are reportedly after a pair of All-Star free agents. According to The Athletic’s Jim Bowden on Monday, the Brewers are pursuing both Chicago Cubs righty Jake Arrieta and Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas. Bowden also says that a Moustakas signing could be a..." January 15

  • Phillies playing waiting game with Jake Arrieta?

    Newark Star-Ledger "As of Jan. 12, the Phillies have spent more money on free agents than any team in Major League Baseball this offseason. Yes, you read that right. Carlos Santana (three years, $60M), Tommy Hunter (two-years, $18M) and Pat Neshek (two years, $16M) didn't generate huge headlines in..." January 12

  • Cubs’ Joe Maddon Unsure About Jake Arrieta’s Destination

    CBS Chicago "Cubs manager Joe Maddon is a generous man with his time and money. On Thursday, he was feeding the homeless at the Catholic Charities event on North LaSalle St. Maddon’s annual “Thanksmas” event helps the homeless and needy in three different states. A dinner was provided for 100 people, and..." January 11

  • Don’t be surprised if market brings Jake Arrieta back to Cubs

    Chicago Sun-Times "Raise your hand if you believe pitcher Jake Arrieta will land the six-year mega contract agent Scott Boras is seeking in this stagnant market. Exactly. The latest rumblings on an Arrieta landing spot focus on two teams: The Cubs and Cardinals. And if anything smells of a Boras-fueled..." January 08

  • Landing Jake Arrieta with 4-year offer would be a win for Cubs

    Chicago Tribune "Come on, baseball. Your offseason should be sponsored by Ambien, your hot stove faulty enough to check the warranty, your continued absence a shrewd way to make every seamhead’s heart grow fonder. Winter misses you. Sports fans want you. Chicago needs you — especially on the North..." January 04

  • 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 Sports 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

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