Darvish's signing effectively ends Arrieta's tenure in Chicago, confirming he'll don a different jersey come Opening Day. He's been linked to plenty of teams, but the Washington Nationals have again emerged as a suitor, though they're looking at other free-agent starters as well, MLB.com's Jon Morosi reports.
The Nationals first joined the fray in mid-December, but no traction has taken hold.
If the Nationals land Arrieta, they would possess baseball’s most formidable rotation as he would join two reigning Cy Young Award finalists in Max Scherzer (who took home the hardware) and Stephen Strasburg.
The offers Arrieta has received so far may not have been to his liking. Some teams are reportedly interested in the 31-year-old right-hander on a short-term deal worth a higher annual salary than he would get on a longer term.
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