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Dodgers “very interested” in free agent starter Bronson Arroyo but won’t go three years

Feb 2, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT

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Free agent starter Bronson Arroyo expressed frustration last week about the lack of legitimate offers he’s been made this winter. But it seems as though his market is now developing rather quickly.

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Dodgers are “very interested” in signing the veteran right-hander and that the only hang-up is Arroyo’s desire for a three-year deal. The Diamondbacks are similarly interested; they also won’t go three years.

One of the most durable pitchers in baseball, Arroyo registered a steady 3.79 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 32 starts last year for the Reds. He has totaled more than 199 innings in each of the last nine seasons.

Los Angeles would appear to have a full rotation with Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dan Haren and Josh Beckett all locked in for 2014, but Haren has battled chronic back issues and Beckett is coming off surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome — the same condition that ended Chris Carpenter’s career.

  1. NYTolstoy - Feb 2, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Well it makes some sense. Dodger stadium is more of a pitcher friendly park so I see Arroyo doing well or about the same as he did in Cincinnati. Besides their has been articles talking about the Dodgers trying to trade Beckett. Plus Dan Haren is about 50/50 to miss time with injury. In all instance makes sense for him to sign but it makes more sense for the D backs to try otherwise they have a very little shot to compete against The Dodgers and Giants.

  2. dirtyharry1971 - Feb 2, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    You can also count the bluejays out on this one too, yes they badly need starting pitching but nooo they will not open their purses up after getting burned last off season.

    • proudlycanadian - Feb 2, 2014 at 4:34 PM

      He would be an excellent fit with the Yankees. I hope the Evil Empire signs him for 3 years.

      • happytwinsfan - Feb 2, 2014 at 4:54 PM

        they probably will, right after they sign the best shortstop on the market to upgrade third base (whimper whimper)

      • dirtyharry1971 - Feb 2, 2014 at 4:54 PM

        sorry pc our rotation is set and ready to go, its your team that desperately needs starters

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 2, 2014 at 5:11 PM

        Although the Evil Empire could always use another elderly player, I admit that I am quite fond of its current rotation.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Feb 2, 2014 at 5:32 PM

        I love the rotation too, Nova, CC, Tanaka, Pineda, Kuroda, 3/5’s of that rotation is under 30 years old. Might want to check your facts there

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 2, 2014 at 6:08 PM

        Ivan the Terrible and the broken Pineda are an explosive combo. Good luck!

      • dirtyharry1971 - Feb 2, 2014 at 10:13 PM

        Once again you don’t have a clue, Nova and Pinada do not make a lot, Nova makes 575K and Pineda makes 528K and have TONS of upside to both of them. On the other hand Buehrle makes 12MIL and dickey makes 5MIL and neither one of them have ANY upside. You really need to check on your facts before posting cause your posts are pathetic at best

  3. cackalackyank - Feb 2, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Yeah, some of these guys need to start by checking their birth certificates when they are asking for “X number of years”. Bronson, buddy, pal, amigo, bro,…. you are 37. Three guaranteed years…not happening for you.

    • Francisco (FC) - Feb 2, 2014 at 5:32 PM

      Now, now. Let’s not be quick to dismiss this possibility. There’s always Ruben Amaro Jr.

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  5. happytwinsfan - Feb 2, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    don’t the dodgers have any triple A guys that deserve a shot? evil empire west.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Feb 2, 2014 at 4:55 PM

      lol that’s funny coming from a lowly twins fan, speaking of teams that need to disappear how bad are they gonna be this year? 30 games below .500? hahaha

      • happytwinsfan - Feb 2, 2014 at 5:01 PM

        oh yeah, they’re projected to improve to 72 wins and one of their starters projects to have an era under 4 so ha ha on you.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Feb 2, 2014 at 10:16 PM

      72 wins, lol you are funny, fat chance with that rotation junior

  6. prosourcetalk - Feb 2, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Chad Billingsley is supposed to be back around May as well.

  7. chill1184 - Feb 2, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Someone will give him the third year…..

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