Jake Arrieta RUMORS & NEWS

  • Locke accuses Arrieta of throwing at Pirates

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo's chosen walk-up song in the sixth inning Saturday was Taylor Swift's “Bad Blood,” also an appropriate theme for the continuing drama in the rivalry with the Pirates. Two pitches after Francisco Cervelli's two-run single briefly gave the Pirates a lead over the..." May 15

  • Jake Arrieta: Worth more than Strasburg, won't give discount to Cubs

    ESPN "Reigning Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta on Wednesday hinted that he's worth more than the $175 million deal given to Stephen Strasburg and said he's not ready to give a hometown discount to stay with the Chicago Cubs. "I'll let you judge that," Arrieta told reporters Wednesday morning about..." May 11

  • Clayton Kershaw has been even better than Jake Arrieta during historic streak

    Sporting News "My original intent for this column was to lend context to Jake Arrieta’s recent stretch of dominant performances. If you’ve watched MLB Network or ESPN the past couple days, you’ve probably seen the number that jumps off the television screen. In his past 26 regular-season starts, dating back..." May 05

  • Jake Arrieta, Cubs reportedly far apart on long-term deal

    Larry Brown Sports "Stud right-hander Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs has looked like the most dominant pitcher in Major League Baseball this year. With a 5-0 record to go along with a 1.00 ERA, a 0.78 WHIP, and 32 strikeouts in his first five starts, Arrieta is somehow managing to top a 2015 campaign in which he..." April 30

  • Cubs president Theo Epstein: Comments linking Jake Arrieta, PEDs 'ridiculous'

    ESPN "Cubs president Theo Epstein came to the defense of Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta on Thursday regarding "accusations" of potential performance-enhancing drug use. "I saw the clip of essentially an accusation on the ESPN morning show [First Take]," Epstein told the Kap & Co. Show on ESPN 1000 in..." April 29

  • Jake Arrieta and the Cubs aren't close to an extension

    SB Nation "Jake Arrieta is pretty good at that whole pitching thing. It took him some time -- and an escape from Baltimore's notoriously inept pitcher development program -- to get to that point, but he's very obviously here and here to stay. Arrieta won the NL Cy Young in 2015, and he's been even better to..." April 28

  • Jake Arrieta fires back at Stephen A. Smith on Twitter over PED chatter

    Larry Brown Sports "Jake Arrieta has been destroying hitters everywhere over the past year or so, and naturally, as tends to happen when a once-mediocre ballplayer turns into a world-beater, whispers about PED use began to simmer. Arrieta hit back at those accusations on Tuesday, which led to ESPN’s Stephen A...." April 28

  • Arrieta wants Cubs to pay up: 'If they don't want me, somebody will'

    The Score "Jake Arrieta wants to stay with the Chicago Cubs long term, but he won't hesitate to follow the money. Aside from being on a team with World Series aspirations, the right-hander, who is fresh off his second no-hitter, believes he's worth a contract in the six or seven-year range. But if the..." April 27

  • Jake Arrieta sounds off on ‘idiots’ alleging PED use

    USA Today "Jake Arrieta’s dark brown eyes flash that stare that’s become all too familiar to opposing hitters, but instead of rage or indignation, there’s almost empathy. Arrieta, amid the finest 24-start pitching run ever produced in baseball history, has sensed a reluctance from peers and fans to fully..." April 26

  • Britton: Former coach caused Arrieta's struggles with O's

    Yahoo! Sports "During their lowest moments, the four pitchers who were supposed to save the Baltimore Orioles looked at one another and asked a simple question: “What the [expletive] happened?” Zach Britton, Chris Tillman and Brian Matusz had spent months “doming each other out mentally,” as Britton put it,..." April 25

  • Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, Clayton Kershaw … and Jake Arrieta

    Chicago Sun-Times "With his second no-hitter in eight months Thursday, Jake Arrieta (4-0, 0.87 ERA) takes a 19-inning scoreless streak into his next start, along with these numbers: 15-0, 0.53: Arrieta’s record and ERA in his last 16 regular-season starts (119 1/3 IP). 20-1, 0.86: Arrieta’s record and ERA in..." April 23

  • Fan crashes Arrieta's on-field no-hit celebration

    CBS Sports "Cubs ace Jake Arrieta twirled a no-hitter against the Reds in Cincinnati on Thursday night, and, as you might expect, a healthy contingent of Cubs fans was in attendance. In the case of one Modern Buccaneer, he decided to flout local ordinances and become -- for a fleeting few seconds -- part of..." April 22

  • Maddon: Arrieta should be good to go for Opening Day

    ESPN "All systems are go for National League Cy Young award winner Jake Arrieta to make his Opening Day start next Monday against the Los Angeles Angels after he left his last spring outing early with a blister on his pitching thumb. Arrieta threw 46 pitches in a bullpen session Sunday morning. He..." March 28

  • Cubs' Jake Arrieta exits with blister, says he'll be ready for opener

    ESPN "Despite leaving Thursday's spring start against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning with a blister on his thumb, NL Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta says it's a minor ailment and he'll be ready for Opening Day on April 4. "[We] noticed in the bullpen I was having a hard time with it,"..." March 25

  • Maddon: Blister could affect Jake Arrieta’s Opening Day status

    Chicago Sun-Times "Cubs ace Jake Arrieta soaked his blistered thumb in Neosporin overnight Thursday and called Friday morning “business as usual” for his prep work toward his final spring training and start and eventually his April 4 Opening Day assignment. But the reigning National League Cy Young winner’s easy..." March 25

  • Be patient as Cubs and Jake Arrieta lay groundwork for deal beyond 2017

    Chicago Tribune "At some point this year, Jake Arrieta and agent Scott Boras will resume talks with Cubs President Theo Epstein on a long-term contract well past 2017. Based on Arrieta's comments Tuesday morning, the 2015 National League Cy Young Award winner is sincere about his desire to stay with the..." March 09

  • The Cubs and Jake Arrieta disagree on years for 'mega extension'

    SB Nation "Jake Arrieta is one of the best pitchers in baseball, and he would like to be paid that way. The Cubs don't necessarily disagree with that notion -- they're a big-budget team, and Arrieta is going to end up expensive in arbitration anyway, so why not extend him so they get more from him in the..." March 09

  • Cubs, Jake Arrieta had extension talks, but got nowhere

    Hardball Talk "MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that the Cubs and starter Jake Arrieta discussed a contract extension that “ended pretty quickly” over a “decent-sized gap” regarding the length of the deal. Heyman adds that Arrieta is said to be seeking a seven-year deal, with the right-hander pointing to deals..." March 08

  • Jake Arrieta named Cubs opening night starter

    Chicago Tribune "It came as no surprise Tuesday morning as manager Joe Maddon named Jake Arrieta as the Chicago Cubs opening night starter April 4 against the Los Angeles Angels. Arrieta, the 2015 National League Cy Young Award winner, will make his second opening day start. Arrieta pitched seven innings of..." March 01

  • Cubs to impose early innings limit on ace Arrieta

    Chicago Tribune "Jake Arrieta admitted last year that his goal was to pitch the eighth and ninth innings of every start in 2015 - a mission that helped him win the National League Cy Young Award. But after throwing a career-high 248 2/3 innings but feeling fatigued in his final two playoff starts, Arrieta..." February 21

  • Jake Arrieta, Cubs agree on $10.7 million, one-year deal

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta has agreed to a $10.7 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration with the highest one-year deal for a pitcher with four years of major league service. A person familiar with the negotiations disclosed the agreement on Friday night. The person spoke to The..." February 06

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    Bruce Levine @MLBBruceLevine

    Breaking - Chicago Cubs and Jake Arrieta arbitration case set for Tuesday Feb 9th in Arizona.$ 5.5 million difference .

  • Report: No agreement yet between Cubs, Arrieta

    The Score "The Chicago Cubs were able to avoid arbitration with a number of players Friday, but National League Cy Young winner and staff ace Jake Arrieta wasn't included in the mix, reports MLB Network's Jon Heyman. Chicago could still reach a long-term agreement with the 29-year-old prior to Feb. 1,..." January 15

  • Arrieta wants to give Epstein a 'big kiss' after offseason moves

    The Score "Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta is tickled pink following an early offseason haul of star players brought in by president Theo Epstein. On the heels of a 97-win season, the Cubs' front office has committed $272 million to signing outfielder Jason Heyward, utility man Ben Zobrist, and right-hander..." December 16

  • Jake Arrieta admits to arm fatigue in playoffs

    ESPN "Admitting he was fatigued in the playoffs Cy Young award winner Jake Arrieta believes now that he has thrown nearly 250 innings in a season he’ll be better for it the next time around. “I think that throwing that many innings this year after not being over, I’m not sure the total, about 170-180..." November 19

  • Cy Young winner Arrieta says free agent Greinke welcome in Chicago

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday it was announced that Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta had edged free agent Zack Greinke of the Dodgers in the NL Cy Young balloting. During the course of Arrieta's post-award interviews, he remarked up Greinke's free agent status ... Yes, this is a simple stating of the obvious. The..." November 19

  • Cubs’ Jake Arrieta Wins NL Cy Young In Close Vote

    CBSChicago.com "The award for the best pitcher in the National League was truly a three-man race between Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta, Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke and Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw. The final result favored the man who won the most games in baseball and had the most dominant..." November 18

  • Cubs will explore long-term deal for Jake Arrieta

    CSN Chicago "Jake Arrieta understands getting traded here changed the trajectory of his career and helped transform him into a leading Cy Young Award candidate. Now the Cubs will try to secure his future in Chicago. President of baseball operations Theo Epstein confirmed those plans to at least test the..." October 23

  • Joe Maddon: Jake Arrieta not in form but 'definitely held serve'

    ESPN "Somewhere between Pittsburgh and Chicago, Jake Arrieta lost his unhittable aura. He didn't find it in New York, that's for sure. Arrieta gave up base hits to his first three batters -- including Daniel Murphy's latest postseason homer -- and the Chicago Cubs were unable to recover Sunday..." October 19

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    Bruce Miles @BruceMiles2112

    Lester Game1, Arrieta Game 2 for #Cubs

  • Arrieta's run arguably greatest in MLB history

    MLB.com "This is the age of exaggeration, a time when "Everything is Awesome" if you choose to believe it is, a time when facts can easily be conflated with myths in the immediacy of our social media consumption, a time when NBC has a TV program called "Best Show Ever." So just know that this next..." October 12

  • Arrieta survives bench-clearer, strikes out 11 as Cubs defeat Pirates 4-0

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jake Arrieta was feeling what a lot of Cubs fans were feeling. “A nervous excitement,’’ he had said. The Pittsburgh Pirates’ blackout crowd at PNC Park, and perhaps the Pirates themselves by appearing to throw at him in the National League Wild Card game Wednesday — tried to rattle Arrieta..." October 08

  • Dodgers' Zack Greinke tops Jake Arrieta for best ERA in majors

    CBS Sports "If we look past the Deadball Era (post-1920), Dodgers starter Zack Greinke just posted the ninth best ERA in baseball history. So, obviously, he won the NL ERA crown. The best single-season ERAs since the Deadball Era: 1. Bob Gibson, 1968, 1.12 2. Dwight Gooden, 1985, 1.53 3. Greg Maddux,..." October 05

  • Jake Arrieta sets MLB record with 0.75 second-half ERA

    NBC Sports "Cubs starter Jake Arrieta finished out the regular season with six shutout innings against the Brewers, extending his scoreless innings streak to 22. He scattered two hits while walking none and striking out seven, leaving with a 5-0 lead. It’s his 20th consecutive quality start. As STATS notes..." October 03

  • Forget Cy Young, Joe Maddon thinks Jake Arrieta could be NL MVP

    CSN Chicago "Forget about the National League Cy Young Award. Joe Maddon thinks Jake Arrieta could the NL MVP. After taking a perfect game into the seventh inning and hitting a home run Sunday against the Pirates, Arrieta is now 21-6 with 229 strikeouts, a 1.82 ERA and 0.88 WHIP on the season. Since the..." September 28

  • Cubs: Jon Lester endorses Jake Arrieta for wild-card game

    CSN Chicago "At this point, Jake Arrieta or Jon Lester sounds more like a conversation starter for newspapers, talk shows and Twitter than a real debate inside the Cubs organization. All signs are pointing toward the Cubs starting Jake Arrieta in the National League’s wild-card game against the Pittsburgh..." September 09

  • Cubs' Jake Arrieta throws no-hitter vs. Dodgers on Sunday Night Baseball

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jake Arrieta on Sunday night became the first Cubs pitcher to throw a no-hitter in seven years, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 at Dodger Stadium. It’s the first Cub no-hitter since Carlos Zambrano blanked the Houston Astros Sept. 14, 2008, in a game played at Milwaukee’s Miller Park..." August 31

  • Joe Maddon seeks more greatness from Jake Arrieta

    Chicago Tribune "Jake Arrieta already has achieved his season-high win total, lowered his ERA to 2.50 and on pace to pitch 200 innings for the first time in his career. But manager Joe Maddon believes Arrieta can get even better. “And I’ll say it again – he is not there yet,” Maddon said Tuesday night after..." August 05

  • Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta open to long-term contract

    Chicago Sun-Times "After only 13 months with the Cubs, right-hander Jake Arrieta already seems to feel pretty strongly about two things: First, that he can be the ace of the pitching staff, even if the Cubs sign a front-line starter such as Jon Lester. ‘‘I don’t see why not,’’ Arrieta said. And second,..." August 13

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    Mark Gonzales @MDGonzales

    Jake Arrieta believes he could throw off a mound as early as next week if his right shoulder responses well to Saturday's throwing session.

  • Cubs forced to slow down Jake Arrieta

    CSN Chicago "The breakthrough season the Cubs hoped to see from Jake Arrieta is already off to a slow start. During Thursday’s welcome-to-camp news conference, general manager Jed Hoyer revealed Arrieta felt right shoulder tightness when he started throwing this winter, a setback that makes him doubtful for..." February 14

  • McDonald, Arrieta lead Cubs to 4-2 win over Pirates

    Chicago Tribune "The only thing manager Dale Sveum hoped to change Wednesday in the Chicago Cubs' home finale was a win over Pittsburgh. “I’m not going to do anything different than we have in the two years or past managing" said Sveum whose future remains in question. "I'm just going to do what I do. The..." September 26

  • Arrieta keeps fresh start going as Cubs blank Cardinals 7-0

    Chicago Sun-Times "Carlos Villanueva is quick to say he’ll have no complaints next season if he’s popping champagne in the clubhouse as a member of the Cubs bullpen. It would mean Villanueva had done his part paving the way for his rotation replacement Jake Arrieta. ‘‘I saw him pitch in Baltimore and here and..." August 17

  • Arrieta gets rotation audition; Villaneuva bumped to pen, not thrilled

    Chicago Sun-Times "They pulled the plug on the 2013 season July 2 with the first of five significant trades last month. And on Wednesday with little fanfare the Cubs started the clock on 2014. Perhaps just in time for a long-listing lineup that doesn’t look like it has enough strength left to stay upright for..." August 15

  • Cubs trade Feldman, Clevenger to Orioles for Arrieta, Strop, and international bonus money

    Hardball Talk "Trading season is officially upon us, as Keith Law of ESPN.com reports that the Cubs have traded right-hander Scott Feldman and catcher Steve Clevenger to the Orioles for right-hander Pedro Strop, right-hander Jake Arrieta, and about $400,000 in international signing bonus slot amount. It’s..." July 02

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Arrieta 30 fastballs in bullpen session with Norfolk. No discomfort in shoulder. Will be reevaulated tomorrow

  • Jake Arrieta emerging as frontrunner for Orioles' No. 5 starter role

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta made a huge push toward solidifying his case for the team’s fifth starter spot on Thursday night, tossing six shutout innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates -- his third straight scoreless Grapefruit League outing -- at Ed Smith Stadium. Arrieta hasn’t allowed..." March 21