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Orioles observations on Jake Arrieta, the Cy Young Award and Neil Walker

Orioles observations on Jake Arrieta, the Cy Young Award and Neil Walker

Even though it might be frustrating to see Jake Arrieta reach new heights in another uniform, you had to feel good for the former Orioles right-hander Wednesday night as he won this year’s National League Cy Young Award.

The guy who was pitching in Triple-A when he was traded to the Chicago Cubs in July 2013 beat two of the game’s best pitchers, the Los Angeles Dodgers' Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw, to win the award.

There’s no doubt it's deserved. Arrieta went 22-6 this past season with a 1.77 ERA and 236 strikeouts in 229 innings over 33 starts. Arrieta led the majors in wins and tied for the major league lead in complete games (four) and...

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