The Cincinnati Reds decided not to throw Bronson Arroyo a qualifying offer this off-season, which means that the 36-year-old starting pitcher is free to field contract offers from any and all MLB teams this winter. Naturally, a few younger clubs around the league like the Los Angeles Angels have some interest in a veteran like Arroyo. However, one MLB squad in particular is apparently “well-positioned” to land Arroyo and the news just doesn’t make any sense.
The San Francisco Giants are supposedly making a move for Arroyo despite having one of the oldest starting rotations in the game. After re-signing Tim Lincecum before the 2013 regular season came to a close, the Giants appeared to be done making moves in their rotation. Not to mention, Matt Cain is also under contract until 2018 and his contract is hardly a cheap one. In fact, a 29-year-old Cain will be making at least $20 million a year from now until 2019 — talk about cash.
All in all; San Francisco has no business bringing an aging guy like Arroyo to town. The Giants’ strength is in their rotation with arms like Lincecum, Cain and Madison Bumgarner all locked up for quite sometime, so an addition like Arroyo would simply be overkill if you ask me.