Cubs Talk Podcast: BREAKING: Cubs, Jake Arrieta agree to 1-year deal

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Podcast: BREAKING: Cubs, Jake Arrieta agree to 1-year deal originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Jake Arrieta, the last Cubs pitcher to win a playoff game, is coming back to Wrigleyville on a one-year, $6 million dollar deal, NBC Sports Chicago confirmed.

The Cubs Talk crew of David Kaplan, Tim Stebbins and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss Arrieta's return to the Cubs and what he can bring to enhance the starting rotation. The crew also dives into whether the Cubs will add more pitching in free agency, if they have enough money to sign another pitcher and if this enough to win the division.

(1:18) - Reactions to the Cubs signing Arrieta. What will they get from him?

(7:30) - Is there a serviceable guy left on the market to add to the rotation?

(11:50) - If this is the Opening Day team, are they good enough to win 85 games?

(16:05) - Rank the top four trades of the Theo Epstein/Jed Hoyer Cubs era

(24:00) - Where does Arrieta slot in the rotation?

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