The suitors for free agent pitcher Bronson Arroyo continue to drop out with the New York Mets being the latest team reportedly “not super high” on the right hander according to ESPN’s Adam Rubin.
A slue of teams including the Orioles, Phillies, Twins, Dodgers, Giants and Angels have all been connected to Arroyo in addition to the Mets.
However the Twins have since signed Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes while the Giants added Tim Hudson and the Dodgers added Dan Haren.
Still there are teams looking at Arroyowho finished the 2013 season with a 14-12 record, 3.79 ERA anda 1.15 WHIP. The biggest thing Arroyo brings to a rotation is consistency and health. Arroyo has thrown 199 or more innings each season dating back to 2005.
With so many teams still seeking pitchers and the market yet to be established there’s probably nothing to read into the Mets decision. Once the posting system gets sorted out and Masahiro Tanaka lands with a team then the rest of the free agent pitchers should soon follow.