According to one report on Tuesday, the Mets and Reds were making a strong push to sign him (Wolfson, Dec. 10). It was reported last week that the Twins and Mets were aggressively pursuing him (Cotillo, Dec. 5). However, a follow-up report on Tuesday indicated the Mets are not interested (Heyman), which is similar to what a team official said last week (Rubin, Dec. 2).
In addition to the Twins, the Pirates (Olney, Dec. 9) and Mets (Puma, Dec. 6, Cafardo, Dec. 2) were supposedly interested in meeting with Arroyo’s representatives during the Winter Meetings, though the Pirates may no longer be interested (Biertempfel, Dec. 10).
Arroyo said he has offers on the table, but he is not yet ready to sign a new deal (Cafardo, Dec. 9). He is reportedly looking for a three-year contract (Rubin, Nov. 30) and says he would definitely consider signing with the Mets (Martino, Nov. 1).