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Bronson Arroyo is drawing free agent interest from the Giants, Phillies and Twins

Nov 10, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT

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From Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notes column in the Boston Globe:

Bronson Arroyo, RHP, free agent — Arroyo reports that the Giants, Phillies, and Twins have called his agents but no offers have been made. Arroyo is the most durable pitcher in baseball and is likely to receive more interest.

That durability thing is true. Arroyo has thrown at least 199 innings in each of his last nine seasons, making fewer than 30 starts just once in that time frame. The 36-year-old boasts a 3.76 ERA (105 ERA+) in 404 innings (64 starts) since the beginning of the 2012 regular season.

The Reds did not make Arroyo a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer last week so his free agency is not tied to draft pick compensation.

Arroyo’s agent said recently that he’d “definitely consider” the Mets.

  1. kmsraj51 - Nov 10, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Reblogged this on KMSRAJ51-Always Positive Thinker.

  2. rickyspanish - Nov 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    In that picture, he looks like he’s watching a fireworks show for the first time in his life. Oooh, Aaah!

    • jm91rs - Nov 11, 2013 at 9:20 AM

      Arroyo has given up plenty of homers, he’s seen fireworks a lot.

  3. NYTolstoy - Nov 10, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    The Twins can deff. use a sturdy innings eater. Giants seem like a good fit as well, since they just turned down Volgos option. Either team seems like a good fit probably a two year deal.

  4. wgward - Nov 10, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    If the “Giants, Phillies, and Twins” have shown interest, but not the Mets, why is his agent allegedly stating, “…he’d definitely consider” the Mets? Dis-information? Dyslexia? Dissolution?

  5. spc7ray - Nov 10, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Why aren’t the Angels looking at hIm?

  6. albertmn - Nov 10, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Will this be another offseason of the Twins being mentioned as “showing interest” or “contacted the agent” on a bunch of possible pitchers, only to have them again not sign anyone that wants bigger money? If they want to quit losing 96+ games a season, they better actually throw money at a couple of these guys. I know none of them are guarantees, and they can’t afford the posting fee for Tanaka, but the Twins can’t afford not to sign a solid pitcher or two.

  7. tuberippin - Nov 10, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    For the right price, I wouldn’t complain about the Phils signing Arroyo. He’s somewhat homer-prone but he’d still be better than Tyler Cloyd and probably a bit of an improvement over Jonathan Pettibone as a 5th starter behind Lee, Hamels, MA Gonzalez, and Kendrick. I’m less apt to trust the Phils’ SP prospects because a lot of them are pitch-to-contact guys, and we’ve seen how that’s played out elsewhere after the Phils traded JA Happ (2013: 4.56 ERA, 1.71 K/BB, 90 ERA+) and Vance Worley (2013: 7.21 ERA, 1.67 K/BB, 1.7 HR/9, 56 ERA+).

    • ryanrockzzz - Nov 11, 2013 at 7:39 AM

      I think he would actually be a big improvement over Cloyd and Pettibone, I wasn’t very impressed with either last year for the Phils. Hopefully Cloyd can reamin at AAA this year as an emergency plan in case of injury, if he starts more than 20 games this team will be bad.

      • teejayp - Nov 11, 2013 at 9:02 AM

        Cloyd is on the Indians now….

  8. sportsfan18 - Nov 11, 2013 at 1:37 AM

    His ONE of the most durable pitchers in baseball but NOT the most durable…

    They stated 9 seasons of at least 199 innings…

    Mark Buehrle has now pitched that last 13 consecutive seasons with over 200 innings each and every season.

    Basically it’s every season of his career except for his first season where he was used out of the pen in 25 of his 28 appearances and he only pitched 51 innings his first big league season.

    After that, all 200 plus innings…

    Oh, for those that love Jack Morris, Buehrle has a better career ERA and a much better career ERA+ than Jack Morris…

    I’m NOT saying Buehrle is great but he has been a solid dependable inning eater starter who has been a good bit above average during his career (117 ERA+).

    No team has 5 true number 1 starters and someone has to be a teams #3 or #4 starter and he has been a plus on the teams he’s pitched for.

  9. straightouttavtown - Nov 11, 2013 at 4:39 AM

    Good durable pitcher. Would be a better investment than Mike Pelfrey and Kevin Correia for the Twins

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