Cubs' Jake Arrieta Nearly Unrecognizable After Shaving Acclaimed BeardWho is that guy?
Theo Epstein: Jake Arrieta's Work Ethic, Dominance Vaulted Cubs Into Championship Phase"He's just been fundamental to everything we've done here," Epstein says of Arrieta, a pending free agent.
Bernstein: Appreciate Jake ArrietaArrieta will always be one of the faces of the Cubs' resurgence and glory.
Levine: In Perhaps His Cubs Swan Song, Jake Arrieta ShinesSoon to be a free agent, Arrieta improved to 3-0 in elimination games in his Cubs career.
Levine: Jake Arrieta Could Be Making Final Start In Cubs UniformArrieta will be a free agent in several weeks. For now, he's trying to keep the Cubs' season alive.
Levine: Cubs' Jake Arrieta Savoring Scene As He Prepares For NationalsArrieta is focused on the big games at hand but is also aware his time with the Cubs is likely winding down.
Cubs' Jake Arrieta Is 'Fine,' Ready To Go For Potential Game 4Arrieta remains in line to pitch Game 4, if necessary, after throwing a side session with success Wednesday.
Cubs Rotation: Kyle Hendricks In Game 1, Jon Lester In Game 2, Jose Quintana In Game 3Jake Arrieta will start Game 4, if necessary.
Levine: Cubs Could Include All 5 Starters On NLDS RosterWith Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester not in top form, John Lackey could provide playoff insurance for the Cubs.
Levine: Cubs' Jake Arrieta Heavily Leaning Toward Skipping Sunday StartArrieta is likely to throw a simulated game instead of pitching Sunday, thus giving his hamstring more rest.
Cubs' Jake Arrieta Sounds Like He'll Forgo Final Start: 'Biggest Thing Is Just To Get The Rest I Need'"If there's any chance of putting it in jeopardy, I mean there's no reason to go out there," Arrieta says.
Kris Bryant Was 'A Bank' For Anthony Rizzo, Who Struggled At Blackjack Table"We're going to have to settle our debts once we get to the field," Arrieta says.