Although starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo recently suggested he wanted to retire as a member of the Cincinnati Reds, money talks and given the hefty salaries on the Reds’ roster, it’s possible Arroyo might be a financial casualty.
If he is, the New York Mets want in.
According to the New York Post, multiple sources have suggested that if Arroyo to hit free agency, they’d likely make him an offer and it’s an interest that is mutual:
“It’s just picking and choosing, what’s the best place for me, trying to win another championship,” Arroyo told The Post before the Mets’ 4-2 victory over the Reds Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park. “Where you live, logistically in the world, where your spring training is, it’s all these different factors and I definitely think the Mets are a team that I would look at.”
One veteran talent evaluator called it a “no-brainer” the Mets would pursue Arroyo.
The Mets have also set their sights on Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, though, with the Reds likely to tender him a contract, it would cost the Mets a first round draft pick if they were to sign Choo.