What He Brings to a Team
His stuff is not going to wow anyone at this point in his career, but Bronson Arroyo has been as consistent as they come since joining the Cincinnati Reds back in 2006. The Reds do have a replacement for the 36-year-old in left-hander Tony Cingrani, however, so expect Arroyo to sign elsewhere.
In his eight years with the team, he has made at least 32 starts and thrown at least 199 innings each season. Over that span, he also went 105-94 with a 4.05 ERA and has posted back-to-back seasons with an ERA under 3.80.
Despite being one of the better arms on the market, Arroyo has yet to receive an official offer from anyone this offseason, and he is none too happy about that fact, according to an article from Jayson Stark of ESPN:
I get Kershaw, I get why he got all that money. But then you've got guys like Dice-K, who came over here and was good for the first couple years but then didn't pan out. And when he doesn't pan out, they all just forget and go on to the next guy who's not proven, and pay him. Meanwhile, they forget about guys like me, who have done the job for the last eight or 10 years, and treat them like they've never done anything in this game. That's hard, man.
After missing out on Masahiro Tanaka, the Los Angeles Dodgers are still interested in adding another starter and Arroyo is among the arms they are looking at, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports:
They are far from the only team, though, as the aforementioned article from Stark noted that 12 teams have made contact with Arroyo's agent, but none of them have made an offer yet:
He had strong interest from the Twins earlier in the offseason, but they re-signed Mike Pelfrey instead. And while Arroyo has been linked to a long list of teams at various times -- Orioles, Dodgers, Mariners, Mets, Angels, Phillies, Pirates, etc. -- he's still in limbo, along with a surprising number of other veteran starters.
Two-year, $24 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers