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Bronson Arroyo finalists: Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Orioles

Feb 5, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

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As of last week Bronson Arroyo was saying he’d yet to receive an actual offer from any teams, but presumably that’s changed now because Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Dodgers, Diamondbacks, and Orioles “have emerged as finalists” for the free agent right-hander.

Los Angeles’ interest in Arroyo was reported by several sources recently and Baltimore has made no secret about continuing to pursue rotation help late in the offseason, but Arroyo’s fit in Arizona is somewhat less clear. Despite that Nightengale calls the Diamondbacks “slight favorites” to land Arroyo.

  1. chacochicken - Feb 5, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    He’ll be 37 this month so I feel like the Phillies may get in the sweepstakes.

    • 78mu - Feb 5, 2014 at 4:30 PM

      37 eh?

      So how much will the average age of the Phillies go down after they sign him? Won’t most pf the players in the clubhouse shake their fists at him and yell at him to turn down his music so they can listen to their Barry Manilow records? Damn whippersnappers!

  2. uyf1950 - Feb 5, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    If the Orioles sign him he will be a disaster in the AL East. With the way he gives up home runs it will be a “festivus” for the rest of the AL East teams.

  3. yordo - Feb 5, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    The Diamondbacks want to block Archie Bradley at all costs. The Dodgers want to insult Josh Beckett at all costs. The Orioles aren’t serious about signing anyone.

    • chacochicken - Feb 5, 2014 at 3:44 PM

      His hair alone will likely fail the physical.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Feb 5, 2014 at 3:46 PM

        The Dodgers could just bleach all of the surplus “Mannywood” wigs in that back store room.

      • tysonpunchinguterus - Feb 5, 2014 at 4:02 PM

        Speculation will center on his past issues with split ends but then the team will imply that there was a dandruff problem. You can’t have him wearing a black alternate jersey with flakes, after all.

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 5, 2014 at 4:34 PM

        Good thing then that Bryan LaHair signed with the Indians rather than with Baltimore.

  4. jm91rs - Feb 5, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    As a Reds fan, I hope he goes for the Dodgers. I’d like to see him on a winning team rather than just chasing the money with someone like the Twins (as reported a few months back).

  5. rockthered1286 - Feb 5, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    Signs with the D-Backs then Duke will sign some unknown pitcher to a minor league deal and claim its who they wanted all along.

    How Duke and Buck have not gone postal on Uncle Pete is beyond me at this point…

  6. cackalackyank - Feb 5, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    DO the Dodgers really need him?

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