Friday, May 18, 2012

Player Profile: Bronson Arroyo

I have three cards of Bronson Arroyo. This one is from 2006 Upper Deck.

Playing career: Bronson Arroyo came up with the Pirates in 2000. After three undistinguished seasons he was picked up on waivers by the Red Sox, and he was a key contributor to the 2004 world championship team, going 10-9 with a 4.03 ERA. After the 2005 season he was traded to Cincinnati, winning at least nine games each season since 2005.

Where he is now: This year he is 2-1 with a 3.25 ERA in seven starts.

Interesting facts: He is also a musician. His favorite band is Alice in Chains and his band has covered their well known song “Down in a Hole.” You can listen to some of his music at

My memories: He was a key part of that 2004 Red Sox team, and like many on that team he was a big personality. I was surprised that he was traded to a small-market Midwest team, that didn’t seem to fit him at all.  Every July you hear about him in deadline trade rumors.

Google Autocomplete results: He is third when you type Brons, between Bronson Pinchot, actor from Perfect Strangers, and Bronstein Properties, a real estate management firm in New York. There do not appear to be any other prominent Bronson Arroyos.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Fernando Arroyo.

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