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Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register hears that Bronson Arroyo and Bartolo Colon are "very low" on the Angels' wish list at the moment.
Both pitchers have been connected to the Halos, but it doesn't appear that either will land in Anaheim. The Angels are looking to sign at least one starter this offseason and have also been linked to Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka.
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A team official told ESPN New York's Adam Rubin that the Mets are "not super high" on Bronson Arroyo.
There was a rumor last week that the Mets were trying to set up a face-to-face meeting with the veteran right-hander, but Rubin now writes that it "may or may not take place." Arroyo has also drawn interest this winter from the Orioles, Phillies, Twins, Dodgers, Giants and Angels. In this market and with that many teams calling, he should wind up with a nice-looking contract.
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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that seven teams have inquired on Bronson Arroyo but none of them have made an official contract offer yet.
The Orioles, Phillies, Twins, Giants, Dodgers, Angels and Mets have been connected with Arroyo. The Dodgers, Giants and Twins are likely out of the running after filling their needs with other arms, and Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com notes that the Orioles and Phillies "haven't called in a while." One of the most durable starters in the game, Arroyo seems likely to come to terms with someone by the end of next week's Winter Meetings.
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Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Mets are "heavily involved" in talks for free agent Bronson Arroyo.
Cotillo also notes that the two sides will have a face-to-face meeting in the near future. The 36-year-old right-hander represents one of the most dependable innings-eaters available on the market, and would be a nice addition to the Mets rotation if they are able to secure him. His fantasy value would also see a nice bump, leaving Great American Ballpark for the friendly confines of Citi Field.
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MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo reports that the Twins' signing of Ricky Nolasco does not end their pursuit of free agent starter Bronson Arroyo.
"They need 400 innings," Cotillo's source said. Another source of Cotillo's said that the Giants will pull out of the Arroyo sweepstakes if the club finalizes a contract with Ryan Vogelsong. Minnesota has closely tracked Arroyo since the free agency period opened. We know that the Phillies, Dodgers, Angels and Orioles are also interested in the 36-year-old hurler.
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ESPN 1500's Darren Wolfson reports that the Twins haven't made a contract offer to free agent starter Bronson Arroyo.
The Twins have closely tracked Arroyo since the free agency period opened, but their precise level of interest has been reported at differing levels. Wolfson tweets that Minnesota will have to offer three years to have a chance at securing Arroyo's services.
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The Twins "remain very high on Bronson Arroyo" and may be able "to get him on a two-year deal," according to MLB Trade Rumors' Tim Dierkes.
There has been a lot of smoke surrounding a potential Arroyo and Twins marriage, and a resolution probably isn't too far off in the future. It's possible that Minnesota has made the best offer and Arroyo's representation has been shopping it around looking for better ever since. Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported last week that the Twins would probably be willing to go to three years on an Arroyo contract. We know that the Phillies, Dodgers, Angels, Giants and Orioles are also interested in the 36-year-old hurler.
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According to Jim Bowden, the Angels are interested in free agent Bronson Arroyo.
Bowden also notes that they are in on Bartolo Colon as well, but are not close to a deal with either free agent hurler. The 36-year-old has been an extremely reliable option, logging at least 199 innings in each of the last nine seasons, and would fit nicely in the Angels rotation behind Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson.
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Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press hears that while the Twins have yet to offer Bronson Arroyo a three-year deal, they've "given indications they are willing to do so."
They're surely going to have to go to three years in order to get something done. Arroyo will turn 37 in February, but he's arguably the game's most durable pitcher and has a pretty consistent, albeit unspectacular, track record. In addition to the Twins, the Giants, Phillies, Dodgers, Angels and Orioles have also expressed interest in the veteran right-hander.
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Giants assistant GM Bobby Evans said Tuesday that signing Bronson Arroyo remains a possibility.
San Francisco agreed Monday to a two-year, $23 million free agent contract with veteran right-hander Tim Hudson, but the club wants one more reliable starting pitcher to pair with Hudson, Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum. Arroyo, 36, posted a 3.79 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 202 innings this past season for the Reds. He's one of the most durable pitchers in baseball.