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Reds intend to pick up Bronson Arroyo's option for 2011

Oct 9, 2010, 4:50 PM EDT

According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said the club “definitely” plans to pick up the $11 million club option on Bronson Arroyo’s contract for next season.

Jocketty even stated that he would like to add years to the contract, so perhaps they’ll work out some sort of extension in lieu of the option year.

Arroyo, who turns 34 next April, went 17-10 with a 3.88 ERA and 121/59 K/BB ratio over 33 starts this season. He has logged at least 200 innings in each of the last six seasons. In fact, only three starters — Roy Halladay, Dan Haren and CC Sabathia — have thrown more innings than him since the start of the 2005 season. He’s obviously not in the class of the aforementioned trio, but he is a solid workhorse for a young starting rotation in Cincinnati. 

  1. Florioisanidiot1 - Oct 9, 2010 at 8:58 PM

    As a Reds fan I’ve enjoyed Arroyo, but I just don’t see the room for him. You already have:
    Wood
    Leake
    Cueto
    Volquez
    Bailey
    Plus they still claim Chapman is moving to the bullpen (which I think is a bad idea).
    If they pick up his option, a trade is certainly coming.

  2. Chris Fiorentino - Oct 9, 2010 at 10:05 PM

    The way the announcers were lapping this dude you would have thought it was Cy Young out there on the mound last night. Yeah, he’s OK, but he wasn’t all that good and he didn’t even finish the sixth inning. The announcers were so one-sided for the Reds last night that it sounded like they were broadcasting a funeral when the Phillies finally took the lead. It was a freaking disgrace. When Shane got on base, they didn’t say anything. Then Phillips gets on and it’s “The dangerous speedy Phillips on first. Have to watch for the steal with him on first base” Then Votto hits a sac fly, after being 0-6 and he’s “Joey Votto-matic” Made it all the more beautiful when the Phillies won the game. Joe Simpson, the Braves announcer, has made his anti-Phillies view abundantly clear. Sadly, we’ll only see these two morons for one more game.

  3. Florioisanidiot1 - Oct 10, 2010 at 8:41 AM

    oh please, every announcer, journalist and media personality handed the series to the Phillies a week ago. Don’t try and pretend their’s a reds bias.
    As for Arroyo, he’s far from a dominant pitcher, but he’s very effective at mixing up his stuff. If not for an error, he gets out of the 6th and probably pitches all of the 7th.
    And Mr. Awesome Roy Oswalt didn’t even get out of the 5th.

  4. CYGNUS X-1 - Oct 10, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    well the reds would be stupid if they did not do this.for all the young starters they have he is the 1 guy you know what your going to get when he goes out there. unlike queto and volquez you know you will get 6 inninhs out of him almost every start,yea he has 1 start a month he gets clobbered but they can live with that, unless volqez and queto are facing the pirates you never know how long they will last.

  5. JBerardi - Oct 10, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    Yeah, and once half those guys are injured and/or sent back to the minors for ineffectiveness, Arroyo will still be there. Changing speeds, mixing pitches, hitting corners, and providing value.

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