Pirates are Probably Out on Bronson Arroyo

Both Rob Biertempfel and C. Trent Rosecrans have heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates are probably out on Bronson Arroyo.

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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  • Patrick Kelly

    Good. I would much rather see the team use one of their internal options for the 5th spot in the rotation. Let Cumpton, Pimentel, Locke, Wilson, et al. battle it out for the last spot. If a non-AJ pitcher is added to the rotation, I fully expect it to be a guy in a trade. The FA market prices are inflated too much to add a guy that is going to return the value of his contract IMO.

  • TNBucs

    Maybe the Pirates “interest” was primarily to encourage the Reds to keep him. He’s not a bad pitcher, but last season I looked forward to his turn in the rotation when we faced the Reds.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.brooks.581 Stephen Brooks

    I just get the feeling this was a smokescreen all along from Pokerface Neil.

  • Jared

    Thank god!

    • http://www.facebook.com/sean.epstein1 Sean Epstein


  • jedeweese

    agreed- run away, nothing to see here…

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.martin.9003 Bob Martin

    Finally some good news!!!

  • http://www.acme-tv.com LongJohnSilver

    Thank goodness? :)