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Former Orioles pitcher Jake Arrieta wins NL Cy Young Award

Former Orioles pitcher Jake Arrieta wins NL Cy Young Award

When the Orioles traded Jake Arrieta to the Chicago Cubs in July 2013, he was toiling in Triple-A, still struggling to fulfill tremendous expectations placed on him by both the club and himself since being anointed one of the promising homegrown arms destined to bring the team back to respectability.

He was never able to tap that potential with the Orioles -- and why he couldn’t is still up for debate -- but on Wednesday night, the 29-year-old Arrieta received the title of Cy Young winner.

Following a tremendous 2015 season in which he emerged as not only the Cubs ace but one of the best pitchers in the game, Arrieta was awarded this...

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