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Jake Arietta has quickly developed into a star during his time with the Chicago Cubs. Currently, Arrieta is considered one of baseball’s most dominant pitchers. The numbers speak for themselves, 9-0 with a 1.56 ERA so far this year. Does this mean big money? A player the Cubs must sign? A face of the franchise? I think not. And let me tell you why.
We all know the name Stephen Strasburg. The San Diego native was heralded as the “Most hyped and closely watched pitching prospect in the history of baseball.” by Sports Illustrated. A title that was earned from his sheer dominance in his college days at San Diego State. When the 2009 MLB draft rolled around, it was to no one’s surprise when he was drafted #1 overall by the Washington Nationals.
With that being said, the first 7 years of his MLB career haven’t been smooth sailing. Several months into his career he tore a ligament in his pitching elbow. Tommy John surgery ensued, with a year long rehabilitation. In 2012, he was was issued an innings limit by the Nationals front office, leaving him out of the playoffs. Things have been better for Strasburg since then, but his longevity has always been put into question and is why the Nationals are very careful with their prized, young, pitcher.
Dave Joerger has been a fairly successful coach in the NBA with only 3 years of head coaching experience under his belt. He is well regarded for his ability to get his teams to play staunt defense throughout the season. This defensive minded approach propelled him from the minor leagues (after 5 championships there), into the NBA coaching scene, where he was an assistant under Marc Iavaroni, and more notably Lionel Hollins.
After a great amount of success as an assistant he took over the head coaching job of Lionel Hollins after Hollins’ contract was not renewed in 2013, after he (Hollins) led Memphis to 56 wins and a conference title appearance. Clearly, the firing of Hollins begged a lot of questions geared towards the Memphis front office.
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