ofahn wrote:I can see where this might sound harsh to Arrieta, but IMO he has "head issues" that have impacted his performance.
Matt P wrote:Yeah, he just has no confidence at all and once he gets into a jam he usually unravels.
I still recall watching a game @LAA where the O's put 4 or 5 runs on the board to take a 5-2 lead in the 3rd inning and he just started to unravel with consecutive walks and a single to start the inning. Rather than sending Adair out there Buck practically sprinted out of the dugout and it looked like he gave Arrieta an earful. Definitely didn't look like the typical mound visit, Buck looked like he was as fed up as the rest of us fans were which is rare to see from him.
For me this year is put up or shut up with Arrieta. I still think he has a good chance of overcoming his issues but I want to see legitimate ML progress this year.