Originally Posted by mth123
With a draft pick attached to signing him, I'm not convinced 3 for $30 is all that likely. I'm thinking 2 for $18 or so with maybe an option on the 3rd year with a small buy-out. Teams that are in the bottom 10 probably won't be interested in a 37 Y/O Arroyo, so a signing team will lose a first rounder. If the money is so high to give them pause, they'll just look elsewhere.
I think it's harder to predict than that.
For example, the Brewers signed Lohse last year. Who would've predicted that?
And the Indians signing Bourne was a surprise.
Arroyo is an inning eater and potentially a mentor for young pitching.
I could see a team like Houston interested in signing Bronson.
Sure, they give up a 2nd round pick, but in return, they get a guy to eat 200 innings, which helps protect their young pitchers. Arroyo might also be able to teach them a few things. Then there's always the option of trading Arroyo at the deadline in 2015 or 2016.
Bronson has been so durable and reliable, some team will think it's not risky to offer him 3 years. I think there's going to be a lot of interest. An article mentioned the Giants as well.
Based on what Bronson said in the interview, I think there's no chance of him accepting arbitration with the Reds. He said this is probably his last chance to get a LTC, and there's always the risk of your career ending in spring training...