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NL Central Notes: Arrieta's contract talks, Pirates roster

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The baseball world is really seeing the ripple effects of Stephen Strasburg's mega-deal with the Nationals, and the Cubs are directly being impacted by this deal. Cubs ace Jake Arrieta hinted to reporters that he is worth more than the $175 million that Strasburg got.

Arrieta told reporters that they could be the judge of it, and he added for them to "just look at the numbers." The biggest nugget to come from Arrieta is the fact that he isn't ready to hand the Cubs a "hometown discount" (not really one since Arrieta didn't come up with the Cubs, but a discount nonetheless).

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