Both Rob Biertempfel and C. Trent Rosecrans have heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates are probably out on Bronson Arroyo.
From what I'm hearing today, #pirates probably are out on Arroyo.
— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) December 10, 2013
told the #Pirates are probably out Arroyo
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) December 10, 2013
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.