Jul 12, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo (61) pitches in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Bronson Arroyo doesn’t think Cincinnati Reds will meet contract demands

Cincinnati Reds starter Bronson Arroyo isn’t a big name. His stats, while always solid, aren’t going to put him in contention for any regular season awards. He’s not a top of the line starter, but he seemingly almost always gets the job done, despite being 36-years-old.

An impending free agent at the conclusion of the World Series, Arroyo is exploring his options. He’d be more than willing to re-sign with the Reds, but, he has contractual demands, demands he feels the Reds won’t meet.

Per the Boston Globe:

“I have no preference on where I want to pitch but I’ll certainly consider the team, their chances of winning, and all of that,” he said. “I feel I can pitch effectively at 37, 38, and 39 years old. I’ve never missed a start. Never been injured. I’m not a max-effort guy out there, so there’s no big-time wear and tear on me. I loved Cincinnati but I don’t think they’re in position to give me what I want.”

Despite his age, Arroyo should have no problem securing a deal as there will be a handful of teams looking for a dependable starter this offseason.

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