Jake Arrieta RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Here's Jake Arrieta dressed as 'Jake from State Farm'

    Fox Sports "In a pretty obviously staged but nevertheless funny result, Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta shared a photo of himself in his Halloween costume as "Jake from State Farm" -- the insurance company's popular commercial character. Take a look:" September 20

  • Arrieta, Lester or Hendricks: Who should Cubs pick as Game 1 starter?

    SI "The regular season isn’t over, but the Cubs, who boast a 16-game lead in the National League Central, can already turn their attention to the playoffs. Yesterday, I wrote about the two candidates to be Chicago's fourth starter in the postseason. The decision at the opposite end of the rotation is..." September 13

  • Why Jake Arrieta Almost Quit Baseball

    CSN Chicago "There were times Jake Arrieta felt like quitting baseball, wondering if this really was the best way to support his family as he bounced between the Baltimore Orioles and their Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk, Va. It wasn’t just his dream anymore. Arrieta had to think about a wife (Brittany), a..." August 31