On Friday, February 12th, 2021 the Chicago Cubs and their former ace beginning pitcher, Jake Arrieta, have agreed to phrases on a one-year deal valued at roughly $6 million. All of the $6 million are totally assured. This contract doesn’t embody a signing bonus, and it might embody some incentives which have but to be disclosed to the general public. This new settlement continues to be pending a bodily examination that ought to happen pretty quickly. Arrieta will as soon as once more change into an unrestricted free agent following the conclusion of the 2021 Major League Baseball season.
Arrieta attended Texas Christian University the place he performed and excelled at baseball for the Horned Frogs. The Baltimore Orioles chosen Jake within the fifth spherical of the 2007 Major League Baseball draft. After working his means up by way of the minor leagues Arrieta made his MLB debut on June 10th, 2010. Jake received useful MLB expertise with the Baltimore Orioles from 2010 to 2013, however he was thought-about to be simply common beginning pitcher at this level in his profession.
The Chicago Cubs
On July 2nd, 2013 the Baltimore Orioles traded Arrieta together with reduction pitcher Pedro Strop to the Chicago Cubs in alternate for Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger. Throughout his time with the Chicago Cubs from 2013 to 2017 Jake made historical past in numerous spectacular methods. In 2015 Arrieta led the large leagues in wins as beginning pitcher, he pitched his first ever no hitter, and received the National League Cy Young Award.
Then in 2016 he grew to become an MLB All Star for the National League, he received a Silver Slugger Award, pitched his second no hitter, and he helped lead the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series championship in over 100 years. Over the course of time he spent with the Chicago Cubs Arrieta was just about unhittable, and he grew to become referred to as one of many biggest beginning pitcher in Major League Baseball at the moment.
The Philadelphia Phillies
Due to the truth that Arrieta was extremely profitable with the Chicago Cubs, he was demanding and deserving of a enormous MLB contract, and that’s precisely what he received from the Philadelphia Phillies. Jake signed a 3 yr contract with the Philadelphia Phillies value round $75 million. Unfortunately for Arrieta and the Phillies his three years spent in Philadelphia was not practically as profitable because the time he spent with the Chicago Cubs. He was typically affected by numerous accidents.
Back with the Cubbies
Now that Jake is again together with his former staff within the Chicago Cubs, he seems to flip round their struggling ball membership whereas reviving his skilled baseball profession. Although the Cubbies simply dealt away one among their greatest beginning pitchers in Yu Darvish, Arietta seems to assist fill that void as he joins a number of the different beginning pitchers for the Chicago Cubs comparable to Kyle Hendricks, Zach Davies, and Alec Mills. If Jake pitches properly for the North – siders this upcoming 2021 MLB season then search for the Chicago Cubs to probably resign him throughout the subsequent Major League Baseball offseason.
Career MLB Achievements, Honors, and Awards
- MLB All – Star (2016)
- World Series champion (2016)
- National League Cy Young Award (2015)
- Silver Slugger Award (2016)
- MLB wins chief (2015)
- Pitched two no-hitters (2015, 2016)