I wouldn't have minded seeing Weathers/Affeldt traded. I do understand though that someone has to respectfully pitch those innings and protect Edinson/Cueto/Burton.
At times it's easy to call for the full youth movement without realizing it's somewhat a fantasy world. I do think trading Arroyo at this point would be a big mistake. He's at his lowest value since coming to Cincinnati. I'm not going to claim he's suddenly going to win the Cy Young, but I do think he has been unlucky this year and never really got away from that terrible early stretch.
Hopefully he tears it up in August/September and some December dreaming GM pulls the trigger on Bronson. Other than that we can always cross our fingers and pray for a better 09 outcome.
Anyone have his BABIP and linedrive rates for 08 on hand? Most here know I'm not usually one to fawn over BABIP
I don't think I've missed watching one of his starts this year and he just seems unlucky to the naked eye. Hopefully this year is his BABIP outlier and we have some positive hope for 09.