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Bronson Arroyo signs with the Diamondbacks

Feb 7, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

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Ken Rosenthal reports that Bronson Arroyo has signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that it’s a two-year deal with an option for a third. Buster Olney has the financials: $9.5 million in 2014, $9.5 million in 2015 and a team option for 2016 for $11 million with a $4.5 million buyout. That guarantees him, then, two years and $23.5 million.

Arroyo is not sexy, but he’s the model of consistency. In four of the last five seasons, he’s finished with ERAs between 3.74 and 3.88 and with a strikeout total in the 120s. He’s also started at least 32 games in nine straight seasons. In 2013 he went 14-12 with a 3.79 ERA and 124/34 K/BB ratio in 202 innings.  He’s moving to a hitters park in Arizona, but he was in a hitters park in Cincinnati. His road parks in the NL West will be a lot friendlier to him.

  1. uyf1950 - Feb 7, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    I’m kind of disappointed Arroyo didn’t sign with the Orioles. It would have been fun to see him throw those home run pitches to batters like Ortiz, Beltran, McCann, Bautista and Encarnacion in the AL East.

    • cackalackyank - Feb 7, 2014 at 5:33 PM

      He will still throw plenty to Hanley Ramirez and Co.

  2. musketmaniac - Feb 7, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    and Washington is making a late push for A. j. exactly like I predicted ten days ago. nice

  3. proudlycanadian - Feb 7, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Does he have enough grit to survive in the desert? On a positive note for him, he is no longer unemployed.

    • uyf1950 - Feb 7, 2014 at 5:35 PM

      My friend come on be honest. You would have loved to have seen Arroyo pitch to Bautista and Encarnation.

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 7, 2014 at 5:37 PM

        Of course. I certainly did not want to see him pitch for Toronto.

      • cur'68 - Feb 7, 2014 at 7:56 PM

        Dear Dog In Heaven, of course we’d have loved to see him serve up homers to those guys. They’d have eaten his lunch.

        I just wish he was a Yankee…

      • Kevin S. - Feb 8, 2014 at 11:33 AM

        But would the Jays have a sign in the locker room with the quote “Every day I thank the Good Lord for making Bronson Arroyo a Yankee”?

    • gibbyfan - Feb 7, 2014 at 5:38 PM

      and he can stop whining about having been forgotten about

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 7, 2014 at 6:03 PM

        The whining seems to have resulted in a job.

    • raysfan1 - Feb 7, 2014 at 6:17 PM

      He’s a sandy blonde; what could grittier than that?

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 7, 2014 at 6:26 PM

        As long as he does not have a daily shampoo.

      • moogro - Feb 8, 2014 at 4:29 AM

        His rant against Tanaka proved he had Grit.

  4. chacochicken - Feb 7, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    For you hate and derision consideration, I’m going to go ahead and call the longest home run ball of the year to Yasiel Puig on a 85 mph “sinker” from Bronson.

    • doctorofsmuganomics - Feb 7, 2014 at 5:37 PM

      Will he be allowed to wear his favorite pink shorts as he jogs the bases?

      • gothapotamus90210 - Feb 7, 2014 at 5:52 PM

        Is that a soft J?

  5. cackalackyank - Feb 7, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    This furthers the evidence about the comp picks. Arroyo has a job before Jiminez and E. Santana. Look for this to be a big issue in the next Collective Bargaining talks.

  6. sethcohenplayedsomeball - Feb 7, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Where are all the snaky comments? Fangs for nothing…

    • doctorofsmuganomics - Feb 7, 2014 at 5:39 PM

      Your mom! elohelohelohel exclamation point exclamation point one one one exclamation point.

      That doing anything for ya?

  7. arrooo - Feb 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    This guy will kill the Mets again this year

  8. unclemosesgreen - Feb 7, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    I’m a little disappointed that he didn’t dye his hair black & move to Cuba — but everyone can’t be as visionary as Unk.

  9. spg3081 - Feb 7, 2014 at 6:12 PM


    Boooo! Bad jokes. They got a laugh out of me. Thanksssssssss.

  10. skerney - Feb 7, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Dear Phoenix,
    Get ready for two years of local commercials featuring this guy, his guitar, and safe white-boy rock about oven roasted sandwiches, great financing on cars, and season ticket packages starting as low as $39.

    You’ll wish you were dead.

    • sethcohenplayedsomeball - Feb 7, 2014 at 7:02 PM

      Talk about economy of scale…

  11. paco53 - Feb 7, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Bronson, we will miss you in Cincinnati. We loved it that you never missed a start, that you always worked hard and that you never ducked the tough questions if you had a bad start. MLB needs more guys like you. Good luck in Arizona.

  12. nymets4ever - Feb 7, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Arizona got themselves a very solid pitcher. He will play out his contract with grace and professionalism.

  13. metalhead65 - Feb 7, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    make all the jokes you want about his fastball but never question the guys toughness. he pitched a season with mono for God’s sake! if that does not say tough I do not know what does. that has most people laying in bed for at least 6 weeks and then another 3 months trying to get your strength back let alone going to work and he missed 1 start that year.

  14. keltictim - Feb 7, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    How dare you sir. Bronson is to sexy!

  15. yordo - Feb 8, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    Disgusting. Archie Bradley is now officially blocked. Towers celebrates his extension by continuing to destroy this team.

  16. vincecully - Feb 8, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    How awesome would it be if Bronson sleeps with his leg in that position.

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