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The Orioles are in talks with Bronson Arroyo

Jan 16, 2014, 4:18 PM EDT

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Jon Morosi reports that the Orioles are having “ongoing discussions” with Bronson Arroyo.

Ongoing from ten days ago when it was last reported that the Orioles were interested in the veteran righty. At various times this winter the Twins and as many as four other teams have had some reported interest in Arroyo.

Arroyo, who turns 37 in February, posted a 3.79 ERA and 124/34 K/BB ratio over 202 innings last season with the Reds.

  1. spudchukar - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Bronson Arroyo is a much more effective hurler in a large park. Places like GAB and Camden Inches, are stadiums that he is less likely to succeed in.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:58 PM

      Without digging too deeply, it looks like his numbers were much better at home last season (Great American) than on the road. I think a small-parked team should have some concerns about his lack of K’s and relatively low GB%, but it is not like he has never succeeded in a small park.

      • spudchukar - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:08 PM

        He has never pitched in a large park. He lead the NL in 2013 homers allowed, and in 2011 again lead the league giving up 46 dingers. It is his Achilles leaf-like back birthmark.

  2. pipkin42 - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    God, what a bad idea. The Orioles remain such a frustrating team to be a fan of.

  3. cackalackyank - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Doubt very much he will actually sign before the 25th.

  4. uyf1950 - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    In the 8 years Arroyo pitched with the Reds he has given up a total of 252 HR’s an average of 31.5 HR’s per season. In a league without a DH. He will get shelled in the AL East. It’s a very bad idea for any team in the AL East with their mostly smaller parks to entertain signing Arroyo.

    • spudchukar - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:14 PM

      Shelled might be a little bit of an exaggeration but it certainly isn’t an optimal division. That said, outside of Tampa Bay, everybody ought to be excited about hitting in the AL East. Never in my recollection has their been such a dearth of quality starters in MLB’s richest division.

  5. themanytoolsofignorance - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    This guy’s going to get murdered at Camden. And by “murdered” i mean his slow pitch sessions hit so often into the seats, over Delmon Young’s head, they’ll be sending out for baseballs by the 5th inning. And then Aceves is going to come in

    aarrg

  6. pisano - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Bad idea, he’ll get lit up in the American League. I read where one year in the National League he gave up 40 home runs, can you imagine what would happen in the American league? It could get real ugly for him in a hurry.

    • uyf1950 - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:34 PM

      My friend, actually 46 HR’s in 2011.

      • pisano - Jan 16, 2014 at 6:05 PM

        uyf1950… My God,I thought 40 was horrible, but that number (46)makes Phil Hughes look like a sinker ball specialist. Thanks for the correction.

  7. musketmaniac - Jan 16, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    if they really are making a push for recording artist who pitches on the Side. than Burnett must be retired or loyal to the bucs

  8. johnnyb1976 - Jan 17, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Bronson does give up a lot of home runs but he doesn’t walk anybody and his BAA isn’t that bad. The reds will miss him where they admit it or not.

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