Bronson Arroyo, who spent the last eight seasons in Cincinnati, might very well end up in New York as a member of the Mets.
The 36-year-old free agent is seeking a lofty contract, along the lines of three years, and the Mets may just be in the position to give it to him.
“Bronson is an East Coast guy and would definitely consider the Mets,” Arroyo's agent Terry Bross said (via ESPN). “But we’re going to take our time with this.”
It is assumed that the Mets are looking to add two starting pitchers this offseason, preferably one who can eat innings, and Arroyo would certainly seem to fit that mold. Aside from never missing a start nor spending any time on the disabled list, the right-hander has averaged 211 innings since 2005, which makes him the epitome of an innings eater.
In 14 seasons in the major leagues, Arroyo is 138-127 with a 4.19 ERA, including a 105-94 record an 4.05 ERA with the Reds.
Other teams who have been rumored to be interested in his services include the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays, and Los Angeles Dodgers.