Tag Archives: Jake Arrieta

Posted on February 11, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine With Yu Darvish signing with the Cubs, the free agent market finally has some movement at the top. The next domino to fall figures to be former Cubs starter Jake Arrieta. Earlier this offseason, the Twins and Brewers were the perceived favorites to sign him. That may […]

Posted on February 10, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine One of the biggest dominoes in the stagnant free agent market has finally fallen. Multiple sources are reporting that Yu Darvish has agreed to sign with the Chicago Cubs. The deal is reportedly worth $126 million over six seasons. However, with the incentives in the contract, Darvish can make […]

Posted on February 8, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Everyone seems to be chiming in on baseball’s slow free agent market. In recent days, a war of words has developed between Major League Baseball and its players. Last week, agent Brodie Van Wagenen got things started with a suggestion of collusion among the 30 owners. Earlier […]

Posted on February 8, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Of all the free agents that remain unsigned, one of the most overlooked has been former St. Louis Cardinals starter Lance Lynn. Before he missed all of 2016 because of Tommy John surgery, he was one of the most consistent pitchers in baseball. He also bounced back […]

Posted on February 2, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine It seems hard to believe, but the start of spring training is less than two weeks ago. It’s hard to believe in large part because so many of the top free agents remain unsigned. There are a lot of theories as to why the market has been […]

Posted on February 1, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine After a copule major moves toward the end of January, the Milwaukee Brewers may end up being one of the top winners this offseason. However, the Brewers aren’t finished. After adding both Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain to their outfield, Milwaukee is still in the market for […]

Posted on December 16, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Texas Rangers continue to work hard this offseason rebuilding their starting rotation. Their most recent acquisition may be their best of the winter. Texas has acquired lefty Matt Moore from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for pitching prospects Israel Cruz and Sam Wolff, as well […]

Posted on December 7, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine With two starting pitchers likely to depart in free agency, the Chicago Cubs have wasted little time in filling one of the vacancies in their starting rotation. The Cubs announced Thursday that they have signed starter Tyler Chatwood. Multiple sources are reporting that Chatwood and the Cubs […]

Posted on November 26, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Early in the offseason, the Texas Rangers have moved quickly to start plugging the holes in their starting rotation. The Rangers have agreed to sign pitcher Doug Fister to a one-year deal worth $3.5 million plus incentives. The deal is pending a physical and reportedly comes with […]

Posted on November 26, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine One of the top free agent pitchers on the market this winter is Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta. Other than Yu Darvish, there may be no better starting pitcher available this winter. Arrieta may also be among the first players to sign, especially with the market for […]

Posted on November 20, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Milwaukee Brewers aren’t usually a team that goes after high-priced free agents. But things may be different this winter. There are reports that the Brew Crew is hoping to add a frontline starting pitcher this winter. Specifically, the Brewers have their eye on two pitchers who […]

Posted on November 6, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Monday’s deadline for major league teams to issue qualifying offers to free agents has come and gone. In total, nine players received an offer of $17.4 million to stay with their team for one more year. Most players will decline the offer and hit the open market, […]

Posted on November 5, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The San Francisco Giants are getting four more years of Johnny Cueto. The 31-year old starting pitcher had the right to opt-out of the six-year, $130 million deal he signed with the Giants prior to the 2016 season. However, he has decided to forgo that option and […]

Posted on November 4, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Less than 48 hours into the baseball offseason, the New York Yankees are breathing a sigh of relief. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has decided not to opt out of contract and become a free agent. Instead, he will stay with the Yankees, who will pay him $67 […]

Posted on October 19, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Chicago Cubs are still alive. If Game 4 was Jake Arrieta’s last start in front of the Wrigley Field faithful, he certainly went out in style, striking out nine while allowing just one run over 6.2 innings. He managed to cool down a Dodgers lineup that […]

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