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Frustration boils for out-of-work Arroyo

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07:24 AM ET 01.30 | If Bronson Arroyo doesn't get it, it's difficult to blame him. He's thrown at least 199 innings in nine seasons in a row. He's never spent 15 minutes, let alone 15 days, on the disabled list. There isn't a pitcher in the entire sport who has started more games than he has since 2005. And where has it gotten him? To the unemployment line. That's where. He was going along fine for one month, then two, then three, this winter. But when he saw the Yankees just fire $155 million at a man who had never thrown a pitch in the big leagues -- Masahiro Tanaka -- Arroyo's frustrations finally boiled over. ... "I don't even have an offer to turn down," he said. "So I might still be sitting here on March 1. I have no idea." His old team, the Reds, loves him but is ready to move on.

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January 30, 2014  08:02 AM ET

He told the Reds he wanted to test the market, and the market do's not want him at his price and yes he pitches alot of innings but he also pitch's alot of batting practice for the opposing team and gives up alot of long-balls.

January 30, 2014  08:25 AM ET

Maybe Atlanta might take a shot at this guy, he can give them a lot of innings!

January 30, 2014  08:39 AM ET

Seattle, Baltimore, and Toronto are still looking for starting pitching.

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January 30, 2014  08:58 AM ET
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Well, according to Best Policy, Arroyo is a headcase and a disaster waiting to happen. That must be why he hasn't been signed yet, right? Or that could be the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

Wait. I thought he was a MLB ready number 2 - 4 starter.

January 30, 2014  08:59 AM ET
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For the record, those called "champ" on these threads are not "self-proclaimed." That distinction is reserved for those who have won a DLFL championship.I'd say that I'm surprised you didn't know that, but not knowing stuff seems to be your thing.

The thought that one day you will have to call me champ is what keeps me going.

January 30, 2014  09:01 AM ET

Does seem a bit odd, he's pitched to a 4 era averaging 33+ starts and 200+ innings a year in one of the few hitter's parks in the National League. Granted he'll be 37 when season begins but given the incredible premium on starting pitchers why wouldn't a team, especially a National League team, offer 2 at $25 or even $30.

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January 30, 2014  09:17 AM ET
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No, no silly. All of the Red Sox prospects are MLB ready 2-4 starters. Haven't you heard? Rubby De La Rosa is already getting media buzz for the 2014 Cy Young.

Oh yeah. That's right.

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January 30, 2014  09:27 AM ET
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He told the Reds he wanted to test the market, and the market do's not want him at his price and yes he pitches alot of innings but he also pitch's alot of batting practice for the opposing team and gives up alot of long-balls.

There ya go. You are correct. He is not worth what he thinks he is worth to teams. Market place says ask for one year and less money and you will have a job today....If not willing to do that, then grab your clubs and hit the fairway.

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January 30, 2014  09:45 AM ET

One would assume he's asking too much. He's 37 after all with a lot miles. He was decent last year, but just look at his 2011 stat line. He could be that pitcher in 2014. That's why no one is handing him the big bucks.

January 30, 2014  09:47 AM ET

yeah this guy is a 4 or 5 guy that can give you some innings why pay big money for that when most clubs can do just as well with their own unproven guys or old guys willing to sign 1 yr deals

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January 30, 2014  09:54 AM ET
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So it's the money - he's not a clubhouse cancer as Best Policy says?

I have no idea about his club house stuff, but if that drove signings, then there would be a whole lot of players unsigned. He just over priced himself.

 
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