Jake Arrieta


The Cubs notched 97 wins, beat the Pirates in an unforgettable wild-card game and went through almost 500 bottles of champagne after eliminating the hated Cardinals at Wrigley Field.


Jon Lester’s World-Series-or-bust mentality softened at the end of this unreal season.


We all knew Jake Arrieta would be a finalist for a postseason award or two, but was anybody expecting the Cubs ace would be a candidate for the National League Gold Glove award?


Jake Arrieta understands getting traded here changed the trajectory of his career and helped transform him into a leading Cy Young Award candidate.