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Jake Arrieta was noncommittal when asked about his future with the Cubs. Arrieta is in the final year of his contract and doesn't sound overly optimistic about signing an extension. [...]
Jake Arrietas agreement on a one-year, $15.6375MM deal this week suggests his time with the Cubs could be reaching its end, Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago writes. Arrieta is eligible for free agency at the end of the season, and his agent, Scott Boras, had previously said he and the Cubs would talk about an
CHICAGO (AP) - Jake Arrieta is one year away from free agency, and the clock is ticking a little louder on the possibility of an extension with the Chicago Cubs. The ace right-hander and the World Series champion Cubs agreed to a $15,637,500, one-year contract on Friday, avoiding arbitration. But ...
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As teams across sports hedge on whether or not they'll visit the White House (a customary stop for championship teams) during a Trump presidency, the Chicago Cubs bypassed the debate altogether, squeezing in a visit during President Obama's last week in office.Obama celebrated the Cubs' historic World Series victory on Monday afternoon, while the team showed up with copious amounts of swag for the president including customized Air Jordans, two personalized No. 44 Obama jerseys and a lifetime pass to Wrigley field.But two popular players — starting pitchers Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta — were noticeably absent, sparking questions of whether they skipped for political reasons.Lester quelled any confusion in a tweet late Monday.Arrieta cited family reasons as well: His mother-in-law is recovering from brain surgery and his son Cooper had a tooth pulled that day, according to ESPN. But, considering the Tweet Arrieta posted a day after Trump's election, skeptics have a reason to be suspicious.Many saw the tweet as pro-Trump and critical of Clinton-supporting celebrities. But Arrieta defended the tweet last week and said it was misinterpreted."I was simply calling out people that said they were going to leave the country if Trump was elected," he said, per ESPN. "It's not a pro-Trump tweet. It's not an anti-Hillary tweet. I don't care who the president is. I want whoever's president to do a good job."Pitchers Hector Rondon and John Lackey also skipped the White House trip, though their motives remain unknown. Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
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The current trend indicates that there has been significant movement in terms of ADDS or DROPS for Arrieta. In the past week his own percentage has increased by 95.54% . Meanwhile his start percentage has increased by 76.64% .
In the past 30 days, the highest own percentage for Arrieta is 99% and his lowest is 0.00%. In terms of start percentages, his highest start percentage is 99% and lowest is 0.00%.
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