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He's allowed 58 HRs in the last two years in a very HR friendly park (though split evenly by home/road).
I'm a big Red Sox fan, but I am happy for Arroyo. The Red Sox sort of bait-and-switched him back in the day, signing him to a three-year deal for surprisingly little money. Arroyo was very public about it, saying he was willing to take less money to stay in Boston.
Then, soon after, Theo traded him for Wily Mo Pena.
Bronson Arroyo - Charles Bronson
Juan Pierre (is he active?) - Juan Marichal
Robinson Cano - Jackie Robinson
Eric Young Jr. - (guys like this don't count)
Jarrod Parker had 23 QS and a 94 ERA+.
Don't get the Eric Young reference.
I always wondered about that. Did Theo lie to Arroyo and tell him that yeah, we definitely want you in Boston for years to come? It seems obvious to me that if I were going to take less money to stay in a city I like living in, I would insist on an ironclad no-trade clause. Of course the team can refuse, but in that case I'd just have to grimace and go elsewhere, or else insist my current team pay top dollar.
Eleven years ago Monday, the Red Sox claimed Arroyo off waivers from Pittsburgh. He's won 129 games since then.
Player WAR GS ERA+ W SV IPBump Hadley 35.7 355 105 161 25 2945.2Bruce Hurst 35.0 359 104 145 0 2417.1Bob Buhl 28.9 350 106 160 5 2449.2Vern Law 27.3 354 102 160 13 2575.0Floyd Bannister 27.2 363 103 133 0 2351.0Bronson Arroyo 26.5 355 104 138 1 2278.2Mike Hampton 20.7 355 107 148 1 2264.0Aaron Sele 20.5 352 101 145 0 2099.1Bob Forsch 19.5 359 102 143 3 2371.0Rudy May 19.3 354 102 145 9 2497.2
I think the Dodgers really needed him. What's the over/under on how many starts the Dodgers will need this year from pitchers other than Kershaw/Ryu/Greinke/Haren/Beckett/Billingsley? I'm guessing about 20-25. That's more than enough to justify paying Arroyo.
Jarrod packaged it very uniquely last year.
Started with 23.1 innings of 8.10 ERA.
Pitched 159 innings of 2.89 ERA.
Finished with 14 innings of 9.06 ERA.
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