The Mets (Cafardo, Dec. 1), Phillies and Angels (Zolecki, Dec. 9) are among close to a dozen teams with interest in Arroyo, who has said he would definitely consider signing with the Mets (Martino, Nov. 1).
The Mets are not very high on Arroyo, a team official once said (Rubin, Dec. 2). However, a few days later, it was reported that the Mets and Twins are aggressively pursuing the free-agent starting pitcher (Cotillo, Dec. 5).
Minnesota’s talks with Arroyo were reportedly gaining momentum (Rosenthal, Dec. 9) after the Twins met with his agents Monday during the Winter Meetings (Wolfson, Dec. 9). 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 as well.
Arroyo said he has offers on the table, but he is not yet ready to accept a deal (Cafardo, Dec. 9).
He is reportedly looking for a three-year contract (Rubin, Nov. 30).