Re: If you could trade Arroyo, would you?
If you can move Arroyo's contract you do it. Its unfortunate but in the Reds situation the contract is almost as important as the player.
But to play devils advocate Arroyo gives you starts and innings. In his time as a Red he has started at least 32 games and has pitched at least 199 innings. Last year were his lowest totals as a Red and you have to wonder if it had anything to do with mono. But if you move Arroyo who takes the innings? Cueto and Latos have never gone over 200 innings or 32 starts. Leake seems to be a clone of Arroyo but is still young and building up his arm. Bailey and Wood are wild cards and Chapman is an extreme wild card, you really don't know what you are going to get out of them.