Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson will reportedly have a face to face meeting with free agent Bronson Arroyo sometime this week at the pitcher’s Tampa, Florida home. The meeting was requested by Sandy Alderson. There exists a possibility the meeting could be moved ahead, and instead take place during the upcoming December Winter Meetings.
Earlier this evening, ESPN’s Adam Ruben also added Bronson Arroyo will potentially be seeking a three year deal, but that it may be possible to sign him to a two year pact with a vesting option for the 2016 season.
Bronson Arroyo will be 37-years old in February. Over the last nine season, the right-hander has thrown the third most innings (1,895 2/3) in the majors, behind only C.C. Sabathia and Dan Haren. Last season, he pitched 202 innings, and posted a 14-12 record for the Cincinnati Reds, with a 3. 79 ERA. He allowed 199 hits, but only walked 34 batters for a 1.153 WHiP. Bronson struck out 124 batters for a 5.5 K/9 average.
He also has world series experience, winning a ring with the 2004 Boston Red Sox.
Arroyo earned $16,445,535 in 2013, and earned $12 million for the 2012 season. As a matter of reference, the Twins just signed Ricky Nolasco to a four year, $49 million dollar deal, with a vesting option for the 2018 season.
UPDATE: 12/1/2014 – 10:07am
According to an unnamed source, later yesterday evening, Newsday’s David Lennon , wrote that reports of the Mets meeting with Bronson Arroyo, for the moment, were not true.