Free-agent starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo recently said he’d consider signing with the Mets this winter, but he has said they have not contacted him. Here’s the latest…
5:40 pm: The Mets “are in” on Arroyo (Cotillo).
Michael Baron, Contributor
That’s a pretty vague tweet from Cotillo, who is turning into a very good and credible source in the media. I hope he’s right, as Arroyo is a nice fit for the Mets on a short-term commitment to bridge the gap to Noah Syndergaard and/or Rafael Montero, while also providing a solid insurance policy for Matt Harvey’s elbow. He’s been a reliable pitcher for most of his career, a guy who can be counted on for 200 innings and very few walks.
Nov. 20: “At this point,” the Mets like Hughes more than Arroyo (Puma).
Nov. 19: Arroyo said he’s interested in anyone that is interested in him, but so far the Mets have not reached out to him (WFAN).
Ideally, he’d like to go to a place that has a chance to get to the post season, and guaranteed years are more important to him than the money.
“I’m open to everybody, and I think New York is great,” Arroyo said. “I’ve been an East Coast guy my whole life.”
Nov. 18: The Mets are not among the six teams (Phillies, Dodgers, Angels, Giants, Twins and Orioles) that have contacted Arroyo (MLB Network Radio).
Nov. 1: Arroyo said he would definitely consider signing with the Mets (Martin).
Oct. 8: Arroyo is seeking at least a two-year deal (Sheldon).
Arroyo, 36, went 13-12 with a 3.79 ERA in 32 starts with 32 walks and 124 strikeouts while allowing a league-high 32 home runs in 202 innings with the Reds in 2013.