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The Mets are not “super high” on Bronson Arroyo

Dec 2, 2013, 8:58 AM EST

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Bronson Arroyo‘s Agent: Say, man, you have a meeting scheduled with my client?

Sandy Alderson: No, don’t have one scheduled, man.

Bronson Arroyo’s Agent: It’d be a lot cooler if you diid . . .

A Mets official downplayed the team’s interest in Bronson Arroyo, now suggesting a meeting may or may not take place with the free-agent pitcher.  The team insider characterized the Mets’ actual interest in Arroyo as “not super high.”

Well all right, all right, all riiiight … this is contrary to the reports from over the weekend. But given that there may be as many as seven teams interested in the veteran righty at this point, maybe the Mets just don’t want to be part of a bidding war. Or don’t want to be seen as being part of it.

  1. xdj511 - Dec 2, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    So the Mets like him but they don’t LIKE him… in free agent terms I guess that means that if he was, you know, available cheap they would sign him, but if they have to try to outbid the Twins they’re going to pass. Oh well. I like Bronson Arroyo, but he’s 36 and lets face it he’s not going to be a solid innings eater much longer.

    • leylandshospicenurse - Dec 2, 2013 at 9:14 AM

      Agreed

  2. stex52 - Dec 2, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    I understand not being super high, but if you think he’s got it for another year, those are very solid #3 to marginal #2 pitcher stats. In a big park like Citi the homeruns might go down and he could be a good acquisition. I’d hate to go three years, but two might be a reasonable gamble.

    • xdj511 - Dec 2, 2013 at 10:17 AM

      Somebody is going to give him three years… it won’t be the Mets, and it may not even be the Twins. Enough of the “big spenders” could use his services and somebody is going to splurge for that third year at 12 million or so and will cross their fingers and hope he’s still worth it at 38-39.

  3. mtr75 - Dec 2, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    So here we have another in a long line of incidents where the Mets pretend they have money, pretend they’re willing to spend it, and then come up with some excuse as to why, with this particular player, it just didn’t work out. Then at the end of the offseason, when they’ve made no effort to improve the team beyond signing a .200 hitter to a 1-year deal, the Wilpons will say, “We tried!” People still don’t get it: the Wilpons are broke, and the Mets aren’t going to do jack flipping squat this year. Again.

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