Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
In a perfect world, I'd like to see Chapman go to the rotation next year and Arroyo dealt and Bailey/Leake at the backend of the rotation. Arroyo is having a pretty nice season. A bounceback one in which none of us expected I think, but he's getting paid too much for what he provides. .
IMO, Bronson has earned every penny of his contract this year.
3.87 ERA.. on pace for about 200 IP.. Pitched great in the beginning of the year when the other guys were struggling.
Now granted, a team like the Reds can't afford to have 5 Arroyos in their rotation, but they can keep one.
If the playoffs started tommorrow, I'd really be tempted to put Arroyo in the #3 slot now, mainly because I think he's a safer bet not to get blown out of the water.. Leake and Homer are both bigger risks at this point, IMO.
If Arroyo can give us this level of production next year (not a given), this was a great extension, IMO. Yep, he stunk last year due to mono, other injuries, and perhaps not realizing his FB lost some zip.. but he turned it around this year, when we really needed him to ..