The move made sense. The Mets are hungry for starting pitching, Arroyo has been open about playing for the team and given a handful of potential suitors interested in Arroyo’s services (like the Dodgers, Giants) have moved on, it seemed like it would be a relatively solid pairing.
However, sources have told ESPN New York that the Mets aren’t overly interested in Arroyo:
A Mets official downplayed the team’s interest in Bronson Arroyo, now suggesting a meeting may or may not take place with the free-agent pitcher.
The team insider characterized the Mets’ actual interest in Arroyo as “not super high.”
Arroyo, one of the more reliable pitchers in the game (from a health standpoint) does come with warts (say, like his age and salary demands) but would seemingly be a solid fit with the Mets. It could simply be a bargaining tactic being employed by the team, or, they really aren’t as interested as rumors have lead some to believe.