Re: If you could trade Arroyo, would you?
Arroyo isn't likely to be traded because of the acceleration clause. As for simply releasing him, come on, the Reds aren't going to do that. Unless his arm is actually medically damaged and he goes on the disabled list he is going to be on the roster. Anything else is wishful thinking. If he is as terrible as 2011 my hope is he gets relegated to long relief mopping up games that are lost early but I am optimistic that he'll provide a steady #5 who'll eat innings at a league average era. The idea of Bronson as closer is a terrible one, imo, he has always been a bit home run prone, I can just see him coming in to a close game, getting the first two out and then wham, tie game. Starters can give up an occasional homer if they control base runners but closers can't.
Top two things I want in a closer - he misses bats, and he keeps it in the park. Bronson doesn't really meet either of those criteria.