Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
2 weeks ago

Arrieta did not allow a hit over three innings in Sunday's spring training loss to the Cubs. He gave up an earned run, struck out five and walked three.

EDGE Analysis

Outside of the walks, Arrieta was very effective in this one. It was also an improvement over his first spring training start, when he pitched two innings, giving up five hits and two earned runs. Arrieta looks to be dialing things in as the regular season approaches.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
3 weeks ago

Arrieta pitched two innings in Monday's spring training win over the Angels, giving up five hits and two earned runs. He struck out one.

EDGE Analysis

It wasn't the cleanest outing, but there's no reason to worry about Arrieta. The 31-year-old has established himself as one of the best pitchers in the game, and as he enters a contract season, Arrieta figures to have plenty of motivation on the mound in 2017.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
3 weeks ago

Arrieta will make his regular season debut in the Cubs' second game of the season, Jesse Rogers of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander garnered the Opening Day start last season on the heels of his Cy Young Award-winning 2015 campaign, but this season, he'll cede those honors to veteran left-hander Jon Lester. Arrieta will have to wait until the second night of the season to face the Cardinals, and the pitcher opposing him is still up in the air. Nonetheless, this is by no means a knock to the 30-year-old's value, especially given the 3.10 ERA and 18 wins he produced last season.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
3 weeks ago

Arrieta will make his spring training debut Monday against the Angels, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Following his 2015 Cy Young campaign, Arrieta regressed some in 2016, but he still posted an impressive 3.10 ERA and 190 strikeouts in 197.1 innings. The 30-year-old is entering the last year of his contract, so he should be motivated to keep up the strong performance in hopes of getting a huge deal next offseason.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
1 month ago

Arrieta said he expects to talk to the Cubs again about a contract extension before he becomes a free agent next fall, The Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

"There's an open dialogue there. I think we will have talks," Arrieta said. "But it's not my No. 1 priority." The 30-year-old has resurrected his career since coming to Chicago in 2013, and he figures to be in line for a big payday next offseason. Whether the Cubs will be willing to meet the price tag will be a big storyline to watch.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
2 months ago

Arrieta agreed to a one-year, $15.6375 million deal with the Cubs on Friday, avoiding arbitration, FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a monster number for Arrieta, but given his performance over the past three seasons, he would have had quite a compelling argument had his case gone to an arbiter. He makes for a low-end SP1 or high-end SP2 in fantasy leagues this season.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
5 months ago

Arrieta is scheduled to start Game 2 of the Cubs' World Series matchup with the Indians, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Arrieta had been lining up behind Kyle Hendricks through most of the postseason, but given the fact that Hendricks pitched Chicago's final NLCS game against the Dodgers, manager Joe Maddon decided to hand the ball to Arrieta in Game 2. The 30-year-old is expected to face Trevor Bauer at Progressive Field during Wednesday's tilt.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
6 months ago

Manager Joe Maddon announced that Arrieta will start Game 3 of the NLDS, Jesse Rogers of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Arrieta was once again a rock for the Cubs this year, although his last few starts were a bit lackluster (4.60 ERA in his last five starts). Nonetheless, the right-hander will be tasked with a road assignment against either the Mets or the Giants on Monday as he looks to bounce back from his rough conclusion to the regular season.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
6 months ago

Arrieta (18-8) was the losing pitcher in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to Pittsburgh, surrendering seven runs (all earned) on 10 hits while walking two and striking out four over five innings.

EDGE Analysis

Arrieta entered his final start with a 2.87 ERA, but Pittsburgh, primarily at the hands of John Jaso, left a dent -- and likely a sour taste in the NL Cy Young Award winner's mouth -- as the club tagged him for seven runs on 10 hits (both season highs) and lifted the healthy mark to 3.10 for the season.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
6 months ago

Arrieta (18-7) mowed down 10 Cardinals over seven innings of five-hit scoreless ball in Friday's 5-0 victory. He also issued a walk.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran completely mystified a Cardinals team that has been tough on righties all season, hurling 68 of 99 pitches for strikes and inducing 22 swinging strikes overall. Arrieta was able to notch double-digit strikeouts for the first time since June 17 while also posting his eighth scoreless effort of the season. The outing was an encouraging departure from the 16 runs (14 earned) that the right-hander had given up over his previous four starts. He'll look to head into the postseason with even more momentum when he takes on the Pirates next Wednesday in his final regular-season start.