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Home » 2005 NewsJanuary 2005 » Prices Slashed on Deathwishes and Cowbells

Prices Slashed on Deathwishes and Cowbells

CowbellBronson Arroyo and Mark Bellhorn both signed 1-year deals today, completing the rotation and rounding out the infield.

Saturnine in expression but solid at the plate, Bellhorn achieved .264 BA, .373 OBP, .444 SLG, and 82 RBIs in 138 games last season. He ratcheted up his performance in the postseason to .844 OPS while making key home runs in Game 6 of the ALCS and Game 1 of the WS. His $2.75M contract is a relative bargain considering that, in his position in the AL, he led in OBP and was third in RBI. Hopefully we will hear many more “terrible sounds” (Tim McCarver’s description of the home run ricocheting off of the foul pole in Yankee Stadium) in the coming season.

DeathwishSpeaking of terrible sounds, Arroyo will make $1.85M and will hopefully not ask for time out during the season to promote his song with Entrain. I kid; his voice isn’t that bad. In 2004 he was went 10-9 with a 4.03 ERA in 32 starts. As the arch-nemesis of Alex Rodriguez, Arroyo has another season to further expose “the best player in baseball” for what he is, and isn’t.


Glad you brought up the A-Rod stuff. There's a very strong and very good argument that Bronson Arroyo singlehandedly exposed Alex Rodriguez for the phony he is. I'd go and try to delve into it further, but I'd come out with some sort of fantasy involving myself, Arroyo, and some chocolate syrup.

Glad to see Major League Baseball's version of Cheech and Chong(Arroyo is Cheech, Bellhorn is Chong) coming back for another year of good times. Stoners within RSN rejoice!*I'm not a stoner, but I like both guys*

I didn't realize until recently that Arroyo is married. Pine Tar Homewrecker?

Perhaps consider Lenny DiNardo; he's single, handsome, 25, and since he's a LHP he might be able to pitch until he's Orosoco's age. I got some pictures of him at the X-mas at Fenway event. My next project is to set up a gallery via TypePad, and I'll post some of the better photos I've gotten.

Don't worry, I've considered DiNardo...he's more in my age bracket. But my crush on Arroyo is still allowed, right? :)

I've also checked out Abe Alvarez. He's like a year or two older....he's pretty cute in a goofy way. And he seems like a cool guy. Another reason to go to PawSox Fan Fest. Depending if I am working or not.

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