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FAAB Factor - NL: No Ruf Stuff Type of Deal

Jan Levine

Jan Levine

Levine covers baseball, basketball and hockey for RotoWire. In addition to his column writing, he's the master of the MLB and NHL cheatsheets. In his spare time, he roots for the Mets.

National League - FAAB - 7/7/13

Starting Pitching:

Jake Arrieta, Cubs - The Orioles gave the highly-touted Arrieta several chances to establish himself at the big league level, but he failed to do so over four seasons, and the team ultimately decided to send him to the Cubs along with Pedro Strop in order to pick up Scott Feldman for starting pitching depth. While his K rate rose nicely this year, it was offset by a corresponding jump in his BB/9 ratio, something he will need to correct to stick and succeed with the Cubs. Arrieta figures to remain in the minors for now, but expect the Cubs to give him a chance at the big league level before season's end. That chance could occur in the near-term, if Matt Garza is dealt as expected. Mixed: $1; NL: $4 (early spec bid).

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