Re: If you could trade Arroyo, would you?
I can go along with that. I just have the sense that Arroyo is either going to be a respectable innings-eater, like he was before 2011, or awful again, like in 2011. Not really in between. If he's respectable, that's perfectly good in the 4/5 slots. If he's awful, hopefully we have better options.
One thing that I'm not sure about with respect to his contract. I know about the deferrals coming due if he's traded. What happens if he's designated for assignment? If he's claimed, does that count as a trade for the purpose of the accelerated deferrals? What about if he clears waivers and the Reds just release him? Arroyo will get his money sooner or later, I'm just curious as to how that clause could affect the Reds' options if he can't get it back together.
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