Jake Arrieta writes heartfelt goodbye letter to Chicago Cubs fans
Jake Arrieta wrote a heartfelt goodbye letter to Chicago Cubs fans that he shared on Twitter Monday night.
The former Cy Young Award winner posted a note titled “Chicago” in which he voiced his affection for the city, fans and Cubs.
— Jake Arrieta (@JArrieta34) March 13, 2018
Arrieta says in his letter that he was considering retirement before he got a call from Cubs executive Theo Epstein, which changed his life.
The pitcher said that “going to work everyday was an honor” and that Cubs fans will be “missed dearly.”
The 32-year-old signed a 3-year, $75 million deal with the Phillies on Sunday. He went 68-31 with a 2.73 ERA in four and a half seasons with the Cubs. Arrieta helped the team break the curse by winning the World Series in 2016 and will long be held in high regard by the city, team and its fans.