christianmordi
3 years ago1,000+ Views
Jake Arrieta has one of the best turnaround stories in the MLB over the past couple of years.
With the season wrapping up and the Cubs on pace to make their first post season appearance in a decade, a lot of thanks should be given to the new ace.
While thanks are surely in store, a CY Young award would be better.. but is he the best pitcher in baseball?
Lets take a look at the numbers.
At this point in the season, Arrieta is 19-6 for the Cubs. The 6-5 hurler has fanned 200 batters while boasting an excellent ERA of 1.99.
Very impressive right?
While I know everyone is in love with Grienke and Kershaw, I don't think it's far fetched to give Jake the nod for the CY.
Everyone was expecting the Dodgers to take the next step this year, but no one expected the Cubs to get this good this fast. Jake plays a huge part in this teams emergence.
Based on his impact and the pieces around him, Arrieta should win the award. What about you?
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@mchlyang makes a lot of sense. cards are tough to beat though
@jeff4122 Ahh...I still hope the Astros make it to the playoffs and surprise everyone!
@jeff4122 yeah....but look at what's happening in the AL West! Rangers took over the Astros today!
@jeff4122 Exactly my thought. That's why I want my Pirates to take over the number one spot in the NL central. I would not want to face Arrieta in a one-game elimination match....
I like Greinke all things considered. but Arrieta is a lot of fun to watch. And scary to think about facing hahah
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