Originally Posted by onetimeposter
If that is the qualifying offer, I really don't believe he will get a better deal than 2 years 28. He is 36 years of age, a 500 pitcher, and probably only a 3rd starter in the NL and 4th in the AL. A bad team trying to get good is not going to sign him, it is not so cheap a bad or average team would get him for a body to pitch and a hope for a good year (aaron Haran) so it would have to be a pretty good team in desparate need for a dependable starter and they believe in him. If those terms are offered I think he will be a red next year. Who is going to pay him more to be a 500 pitcher at his age.
You are underestimating Arroyo's value on the free market.
Arroyo will get a nice 3 year deal (likely more than the Reds will be willing to pay).. I could see somewhere between 33-40 million for 3 years.
He's a perfect fit for several clubs with money, and about as low health risk as you are going to get for someone over 32...
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