Former Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta surprises fans by announcing retirement when everyone thought he retired years ago
Former Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta has announced that he is done playing Major League Baseball on Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take”.
Arrieta pitched 12 seasons in the MLB, playing six years with the Cubs, four years in Baltimore, three here in Philadelphia, and one in San Diego. He tallied over 1,600 innings in the majors, striking out 1433 batters with a career ERA of 3.98.
Jake Arrieta was one of the worst signings that I can remember from the Phillies. He was signed to a 3 year, $75 million contract before the 2018 season and was anticipated to be an ace alongside Aaron Nola. He posted a 4.36 ERA in 64 starts for the Phillies, allowing 365 hits, 171 earned runs and tallied a WHIP of 1.387.
Arrieta was extremely painful to watch, but he never backed down from a fight. He plunked Todd Frazier back in 2019, which led to the benches clearing and the two going at it. After the game, Arrieta gave one of the funniest responses I’ve ever heard.
“I haven’t signed the papers, but I’m done. It’s time for me to step away from the game. At some point, the uniform goes to somebody else, and it’s just my time.” – Arrieta on the PMT Podcast
Jake Arrieta was once a star pitcher across the league, winning a Cy-Young in 2015 where he tallied just a 1.77 ERA in 33 starts. He’s a 1x All-Star and won his first and only World Series with the Chicago Cubs in 2016.
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