Boy, I hope this is true. And I hope it works out for Bronson. I want to see him stay in Boston and I think that’s where he wants to be as well. So we’ll see if both sides can come to decent terms without getting an arbitrator involved.
From the Globe article:
Though he turns 29 next month, Arroyo has logged only three-plus years of major league service, meaning he’s three full seasons shy of free agency. Given Arroyo’s steadiness (he was 10-9 with a 4.03 ERA in 2004 and 14-9 with a 4.51 ERA in 2005) and good health (he’s never been on the disabled list), it appears to make sense for both the player and team to avoid having to work out a contract each year for the next three years.
In 2005, Arroyo led Sox pitchers in quality starts (six innings, three earned runs or fewer) with 20. He established career highs in wins, starts (32), innings (205), and strikeouts (100). In his nine losses, the team scored only 18 runs.
I’ve been nervous about the Sox using him for trade bait, and I’m hoping this means that isn’t the case. So many people associate last season with Bronson and his cd…but he did really well for the team last year…and I think he deserves something for it.
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