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Jake Arrieta needs a one-way ticket to Norfolk


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I used to be a big Arrieta fan, but I'm just about out of patience with this guy. The Orioles cannot afford to keep him on the team as we move into the second half of the season. I don't know why the Orioles minor league system produces so many pitchers with psychological issues. I think the organization needs to take a serious look at who is mentoring these young arms. Matusz and Arrieta would make perfect roommates at Norfolk. They can spend the rest of the season working out their issues and proving to all of us that they deserve a chance to pitch in the big leagues next year. I am glad the Orioles are giving both of these guys more than a fair chance to make it up here. Does anyone think that leaving Arrieta up here to work through this is actually going to help him in the long run? Or is it doing more damage to throw him out there to self-destruct game after game?

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The most frustrating part is that I would expect Jake to give his usual, "I made good pitches. A couple got up and they got lucky to drop em into the outfield. I think I really had good command early on." Completely lacking any self awareness. Although it may be different this time since Buck chewed him out on the mound. About time.

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The most frustrating part is that I would expect Jake to give his usual, "I made good pitches. A couple got up and they got lucky to drop em into the outfield. I think I really had good command early on." Completely lacking any self awareness. Although it may be different this time since Buck chewed him out on the mound. About time.

I can't imagine he will start again anytime soon.

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I can't imagine he will start again anytime soon.

Cue the .... " But his FIP is good and this extraneous stat is good" crew lol

I still think Arrieta is a guy who could contribute to this team either as a starter or as a member of the bullpen down the road. But its become pretty clear that now is not that time and that he needs to be in an environment were he can work on his game.

At this point his remaining in the rotation really is a detriment to both him and this team. Perhaps you can you can use him out of the pen but if as an organization you feel you can fix what is wrong with him and keep him as a starter then you do what you did with Tillman. Send him down to pitch with Matusz until they both pitch their way back

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