Jake Arrieta said he'll try to recruit Zack Greinke to the Cubs

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“If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.”

That’s what Jake Arrieta hopes is going through the head of free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke right now.

Greinke finished second in NL Cy Young voting behind Arrieta, and now Arrieta said he’ll try to recruit the right-hander to Chicago.

As good as Arrieta was in 2015, Greinke actually finished with a better ERA (1.66) and WHIP (0.84). His ERA was the lowest in the majors in 20 years.

Wherever he ends up, Greinke won’t come cheap. He’s expected to sign a five or six-year deal worth at least $30 million a year.

Most recently with the Dodgers, Greinke owns a 3.35 ERA and 3.71 strikeout-to-walk ratio during his 12-year big-league career.

Of the stud free-agent pitchers, David Price is believed to be the guy most likely to sign with the Cubs, but Greinke isn’t out of the question.

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All stats via Baseball Reference.

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