Cheap Jerseys “It’s not something I sit down and think about at length,” Arrieta said. “It’s a situation many players have been in in the past. They’ve dealt with it. It might not be something fun to talk about. I understand it’s a circumstance of where I’m at in my career. The time is coming to a point where either a deal gets done or I go to free agency. The focus needs to be for the next eight months being a Chicago Cub and trying to do the best job I can individually and help my guys be the best they can be.”
“It’s going to work out well for him,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. “The biggest thing is that he has a free and clear mind when he goes out to the mound. I think he will. He knows he has our support. … Let’s hope it works out well for him and the Cubs.”
Arrieta, who turned 31 on Monday, gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits, including a solo home run by the Angels’ Jefry Marte in the second, in his two innings.
“I feel great,” Arrieta said. “I still feel the same way I felt when I was in my early 20s. You hear age is just a number. I believe it is. Thirty-one doesn’t sound great, but I still feel great. That’s all I’m worried about.”
wholesale jerseys It must be all that kale he eats and pilates he does between starts. In 2015, Arrieta won the National League Cy Young Award, winning 22 games and posting a 1.77 ERA in 33 starts. Last year, he went 18-8 with a 3.10 ERA.”The biggest difference for me last year was command of his fastball,” Maddon said. “If he had had the command of his fastball last year that he had the year before, then  would’ve been pretty significant.”An increase in walks in 2016 from the previous year bothered Arrieta, who did lead the NL in batting average on balls in play (.242). He’s got a few more starts in Arizona to work on his mechanics.”For the first one, the result wasn’t exactly what I would’ve liked, but getting the work in is the only thing that matters at this point,” Arrieta said.
Cleveland Indians Jerseys “Happy? I don’t know,” Sale said of his performance. “We got some good work in. I’m not a fan of sitting here and saying Spring Training doesn’t matter. You still want to get results, but I felt good. The ball felt great coming out of my hand. I felt strong throughout. I was able to throw all my pitches for strikes. That was a step in the right direction for that.”It was obvious that Sale was amped for this game just by looking at the radar gun. His first three pitches to George Springer came in at 97, 96 and 95.”That’s some pretty good velocity for a first start of Spring Training,” said Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley, who was watching the game from a booth on the press-box level.