Found November 11, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Bronson Arroyo hasn’t packed up the last of his things in his Mount Adams apartment. It’s not because he thinks he’ll return to the Reds or Cincinnati in the spring, it’s just that he doesn’t know where he’s going to be next year. In a perfect world, Arroyo said this week, he’d retire as a Red, spending the last three or four years of his career in a Reds uniform, pitching at Great American Ball Park. This, it is obvious, is not a perfect world, even for highly paid, successful professional athletes like Arroyo. The Reds didn’t offer Arroyo a one-year qualifying offer of $14.1 million last week. They did offer center fielder Shin-Soo Choo the $14.1 million, in part because they were pretty sure Choo would reject it. Choo’s rejection will give the Reds a compensatory pick in next year’s draft. The Reds didn’t offer Arroyo a qualifying offer, it was suggested, out of fear he would have taken it. Would he? “I enjoy playing for that organization and with those guys, so yeah, I probably
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