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Teams shying away from Bronson Arroyo's demands

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10:56 AM ET 02.02 | The Diamondbacks are the latest team to kick the tires on Bronson Arroyo. What's holding things up, according to a major league source, is the vesting option and/or third year he's been asking for. It appears a straight two-year deal might be beneficial in getting it done. The Dodgers are very interested but don't want a third year.

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February 2, 2014  11:21 AM ET

i guess nobody want any serious business lately,,,but can we blame them??after all this guy has aged well and three years its a little offline,he was good while with the reds but there is very little guaratee in his duration as a starter!!!

February 2, 2014  11:30 AM ET

Your brotherhood reports in two weeks Bronson to camp, so it looks like if you are going to get paid this year and we all know you need the money. I think it would be in your best interest to drop one or more of the years you are demanded in a new contact to get on the payroll this year.

February 2, 2014  11:34 AM ET

I kinda like arroyo. why would the angels not sign him?

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February 2, 2014  02:58 PM ET

Just doesn't have the stuff to wow teams into a long term contract, but signing him for a 3rd year with incentive based bonus money wouldn't be a horrible investment. He doesn't put much strain on his pitching elbow, it's reasonable to expect him to be pitching effectively, albeit with less velocity, in 2016 (39)

February 3, 2014  02:08 AM ET

Arroyo would be a good fit for a team in need to fill in a no.4 or 5 starter. 2 year contract with a third year team option with incentive based. he has never been on DL and has never missed a start. Would be better in a bigger park as he is pretty much a fly ball pitcher. Not an over powering fastball but baffles hitters with breaking balls from several arm slots and locationon on the corners. Pitches to contact so a good defense would be a plus.

 
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