Having a strong rotation is probably the biggest factor in building a championship roster in MLB. Being in high-demand, starting pitchers always have a big market in free agency. In the 2018 off-season, Jake Arrieta declined the Cubs’ qualifying offer and became the one of the biggest names to hit the free agency market. Naturally, many teams entered the Arrieta sweepstakes, but he opted to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies on a 3-year, $75 million contract. He instantly became a cornerstone in the Phillies’ efforts to rebuild their team, and win a World Series championship for the first time since 2008.
Being drafted as a senior in high school by the Cincinnati Reds, Arrieta opted to attend Weatherford junior college instead of going pro, and then transferred to Texas Christian University. During his time at TCU, he lead college baseball with 14 wins and a 2.53 ERA in 19 appearances during his sophomore year, and also helped team USA win the World University Baseball Championship. He finally went pro in 2010 after being drafted by the Baltimore Orioles where he played for four years, before being traded to the Chicago Cubs in 2013. He quickly became a stalwart in the Cubs’ rotation and was even chosen as the opening day starter in 2016 and has pitched two no-hitters in his career, both with the Cubs. Arrieta cemented his name in the Chicago history books as he was a vital piece of the 2016 team that ended the 108-year championship drought by beating the Cleveland Indians in 7 games (Arrieta started and won games 2 and 6).
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