Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Arroyo Loves That Dirty Water
Recently, Reds' starter, and former Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo said that he would like to return to the Red Sox. Before the 2006 season, Theo Epstein traded him for Wily Mo Pena, thinking they had a surplus of pitching (2006 was the last year the Sox missed the playoffs). Arroyo recently signed a 3 year extension with the Reds, but after that is up, he said "Even if Boston was a farewell gig, and I had to pitch middle relief in the bullpen, I'd do it." Arroyo has been a good pitcher over the past few years, going 17-10/388/121 in 2010, as the clear ace of Cincinnati's young staff. In his last year with the Red Sox, in 2005, Arroyo went 14-10/4.51/100. I would love to se Arroyo back in a Red Sox uniform but it probably won't happen until 2014, when he will be 36.