Yesterday we heard that the Pirates met with Arroyo's agent. The Twins also met with him and were making a strong push. Today Arroyo's agent met with the Reds. Arroyo does have value in that he puts up league average numbers and throws 200 innings per year. However, the Pirates would be better off going with an internal option like Stolmy Pimentel, rather than signing Arroyo and blocking someone who could be in the rotation beyond 2014-15....
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