Jake Arrieta RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Yankees sniffing around Cubs’ 15-game winner

    New York Post "Brian Cashman has spent much of the offseason talking about bullpen help, but he also has made inquiries about several starters, including 15-game winner Jason Hammel. The Yankees general manager contacted Octagon sports agency about Hammel, the right-hander who became a free agent when the..." November 16

  • Cubs Jake Arrieta Gleefully Tweets About Sending People to The Border After Trump’s Victory

    Black Sports Online "If this election did one thing is it showed a lot of people true colors. Because if you are a supporter of Trump, it let’s me know deep down what you really think of minorities and I would never want to be associated with you on level. Add Cubs Jake Arrieta to the list. For the record..." November 09

  • Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester will be available to pitch in Game 7

    Chicago Tribune "After pitching 5 2/3 innings during the Cubs’ 9-3 victory against the Indians in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday, Jake Arrieta said his right arm is ready for anything in Game 7 on Wednesday. Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Jon Lester will be available, too. “I’ll definitely be available..." November 02

  • Arrieta's turn to help keep Cubs' Series dream alive

    MLB.com "The Cubs feel good heading into tonight's Game 6 of the World Series in Cleveland because they will send Jake Arrieta, the 2015 National League Cy Young Award winner, to the mound in a must-win game to extend their season. "He's a bulldog man," third baseman Kris Bryant said. "He's going to go..." November 01

  • 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