I think people forget. Bronson made it through waivers from the Pirates through the entire NL and all through most of the AL to the Red Sox, a top 5 AL team at the time, he then cleared waivers in the spring so he could be sent to AAA for most of that season, and the Red Sox themselves had so much faith in his ability that they traded one of their top prospects for Jeff Suppan, when they could have promoted Bronson instead. It took Suppan and Ramiro Mendoza performing poorly for them to even give Bronson a chance in the bullpen, it took BK Kim's failure as a starter to get him into their rotation, and it took Wade Miller's failure to come back from his injury to keep him there. He was an inch away from never getting another chance in MLB at all several times, an inch away from a career as a middle reliever several times. Getting any return at all on their investment in him was a huge long shot for the Red Sox, and Arroyo ever getting a sniff at a contract like this was a ridiculous long shot for him. A deal like this? I'd imagine he probably feels like most of us would if we won the lottery. And he can afford to go visit Boston or anywhere else he wants whenever he has the time.