The Chicago Cubs were sure to be out of the running for Jake Arrieta when he became a free agent. But is it possible that he’s pitching his way back into the Cubs price range?
Trying to forecast the upcoming free agent season is a tricky one. Especially when you’re trying to do it for the Chicago Cubs‘ Jake Arrieta–who at one point was going to be the next $200 million man. Arrieta has regressed a bit and had us wondering, “Could Arrieta fall back into the Cubs price range?” There are more hypotheticals and flat-out guesses than fact, but we take a shot at figuring out how much he might get, and if it could be with the Cubs.
On Sunday, the Cubs used the long ball and six solid innings out of Arrieta to beat the Brewers, 13-6. Kris Bryant went deep twice as te Cubs scored in every inning except the second as they poured it on the first-place Brewers. The Crew added a meaningless five runs in the ninth to make it look better than it really was.
The Cubs’ Justin Grimm may be at a crossroads of his career. After his first two seasons with the Cubs impressed, he’s been regressing ever since. He’s striking out fewer hitters and allowing the long ball way more often. Can Grimm get back to the pitcher he was in 2015? Or is his time with the Cubs running out?
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