Cincinnati Reds are close to bringing RHP Bronson Arroyo back to joining the starting rotation. Many, even Walt Jocketty thought it would be very hard to get a player like Arroyo back on the team but for some strange reason not many teams have shown a lot of interest in him. One thing I like about Bronson Arroyo is the fact that you know what you are getting from a pitcher like this every single season. 200+ Innings with a great club house guy who will help the younger pitchers a lot. If the Reds can sign him to a one year deal they would add more pitching depth which is always good, especially after the season they had last year.
#reds telling teams now homer bailey isn't available . theyre concerned about SP depth. arroyo could help there
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 13, 2013
bronson arroyo sweepstakes is down to reds, twins & 2 others. twins also talking to pelfrey.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 14, 2013
The Cincinnati Reds have told Bronson Arroyo that they'll offer him a one-year deal.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 13, 2013
Another former Red who is having trouble finding a team this off-season is Shin-Soo Choo. Many teams do not want to give up a draft pick and the huge money/years that he wants. This is one of those situations where Scott Boras might have hurt himself by waiting. If the Reds could get lucky and sign him to a short term contract too it would really help the team out big time. Walt Jocketty and the Reds front office pretty much gave up on re-signing Choo but with the market disappearing maybe they will be able to get him back on a one year deal too. Santa would really be good to Reds fans this year if that was to happen.