The Chicago Cubs have made a lot of embarrassing decisions over the last year or so. Those bad calls have led to the dismantling of a team that was once thought of as a dynasty in the making. One of the bad decisions that they made was resigning Jake Arrieta after he had been gone for a few years pitching for another team. He has, to put it kindly, been an embarrassment to their organization in more ways than once. Well, as of Thursday, he is officially released.
It all started when they let him go a few years ago. They weren’t very loyal to him as they signed Yu Darvish and let Arrieta walk. That turned out to be a good decision in the end but it took about a year for people to realize it. However, they decided to trade Darvish to the San Diego Padres after the one elite year he had with the Cubs just to go out and bring Arrieta back.