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Jake Arrieta is shutting down the competition as a model, too

Jake Arrieta is shutting down the competition as a model, too

Jake Arrieta has transformed into one of the most popular players in baseball.

The Cubs ace isn't exactly an overnight star - his rise to prominence really began two years ago with all his near no-hitters, but his image has soared over the last nine months or so.

Following a breakout 2015 campaign, Arrieta took home the National League Cy Young Award and is now one of the most marketable guys in the game.

That's led to two different modeling opportunities for Arrieta announced this week.

First, Arrieta as an underwear model:

And then, the day he threw his second career no-hitter, Arrieta was announced as a spokesperson for Mizzen+Main.

He appears in a two-minute promotional video for the clothing company looking all dapper in a nice suit and talking about his love of his beard, teammates and family (in no particular order):

(It's kinda odd to see Arrieta wearing shirts with sleeves.)

NFL superstar J.J. Watt is also a spokesman for Mizzen+Main.

How's that compare to Jeff Samardzija's rendition of Blue Steel?

Arrieta also knocked the crap out of a piñata with a baseball and later with a bat, yet no candy fell out. 

Mizzen and Main couldn't even fill it with some Chiclets for Jake? Man, that's cold.

Baseball Night in Chicago Podcast: Live from Wrigley it's Cubs Authentic Fan Night

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Baseball Night in Chicago Podcast: Live from Wrigley it's Cubs Authentic Fan Night

Ozzie Guillen and Doug Glanville join Leila Rahimi to talk all things Chicago baseball as the Cubs take on the Braves and the White Sox look to get a win in Boston.

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: When we can expect Craig Kimbrel to make his Cubs debut?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: When we can expect Craig Kimbrel to make his Cubs debut?

SportsTalk Live is on location at Wrigley Field for Cubs Authentic Fan Night. David Schuster and Justin Roman join David Kaplan on the panel.

0:00- Doug Glanville joins the panel to discuss Javy Baez's big homer to beat the Mets, the Cubs' biggest concern and when we can expect Craig Kimbrel to make his Cubs debut.

10:00- Kap catches up with David Bote. They discuss how Bote prepares to play multiple positions as well as what it's like to watch Javy as his teammate.

16:00- The Bulls and Blackhawks introduce their top draft picks. Which one will have a bigger impact?

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