Friday, December 20, 2013

Ken Rosenthal: Yankees should consider signing Bronson Arroyo

The collapsing market for Bronson Arroyo has led some to believe the Reds may actually have a shot at re-signing the veteran right-hander. However, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes that perhaps the New York Yankees should take a close look at adding Arroyo to their fold. One of the reasons Rosenthal believes so is that former Reds strength and conditioning coach Matt Krause has just taken the same role with the Bronx Bombers.

Arroyo is good friends with Matthew Krause, the Yankees’ new strength and conditioning coach. Krause designed Arroyo’s conditioning program during their time together with the Reds. And while Arroyo turns 37 on Feb. 24, he has never been on the disabled list or missed a start.

In other words, he would be a sensible short-term fit for the Yankees, who are not currently inclined to extend themselves for any of the other top free-agent righties – Ervin Santana, Ubaldo Jimenez and Matt Garza.

The main hurdle with that logic is New York's $189 million luxury-tax threshold. The team is trying valiantly to stay under the mark in order to save their chance to save tens of millions in luxury tax penalties.

Nonetheless, the Yankees still have more money to burn than any MLB franchise save from maybe the Los Angeles Dodgers. And meeting Arroyo's contract demands to acquire his arm won't be a huge problem if in fact the Yankees are truly interested.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think a friend of mine named dise would pitch better then these hand me downs.arroyo sign now than get frankie valli mgr. he can sing while the yanks get there second beating in 2 seasons.get pitching im tired of other people saying yankees suck pitching pitch pitching