Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
Arroyo is benefiting from a career low in walks it appears. Can he sustain that for the rest of the year? It's not that he's being vastly overpaid, it's that putting Chapman in his place, who is already paid for, makes a lot of sense. The money being used to pay Arroyo could free up salary to go out and get a better CF, improve the bullpen or buy a better utility infielder. Or a combination.
Well hypothetically, if Arroyo could be traded at any time during this season, I wouldn't do it.
He's far too valuable, plus the Reds aren't exactly in a budget crunch, so why even worry about it?
If Chapman was moved to the rotation, we'd have Marshall and Broxton closing now. And then we'd have Arrondo or Hoover as a setup guy.
How many innings could Chapman gone as a starter this year? Surely not 200 as Bronson is on pace for.. Is it worth it, if we have to get significant innings out of Redmond to bail out Chapman?
The starters have been able to keep the bullpen from being overworked this year. Arroyo was a big part of it..
Again, since the team isn't in a budget crunch, I see no reason to worry about Arroyo's salary at this point, since he's been a solid contributor.
I'd rather have Arroyo than Span too (Span seems to have been the most popular CF upgrade).