Originally Posted by mdccclxix
Bronson's 2012 is rivaling his 2006 where he struck out 184 and his ERA was very low. The strikeouts aren't there (and are never coming back it seems), but his ERA is 3.66 and his K/BB ratio is the best of his career at 3.61. I'm pretty amazed by his comeback. It shows me he absolutely knows how to get himself ready to compete. Last year he told everyone he was going to focus only on baseball so he could right the ship. Goodness, has he succeeded. Really happy for him, and like others have said, he's made me a believer.
Arroyo deserves enormous credit for taking his craft so seriously and working so hard last off season. 2011 was a disaster for him, perhaps due to injury and illness, but he led the NL in earned runs and homers allowed. He worked hard and now is as good as ever.
Since he joined the Reds in 2006 Arroyo has pitched 240.2 innings, 210.2 innings, 200.0 innings, 220.1 innings, 215.2 innings, 199 innings, and this year 177 innings so far. Amazing numbers for this day and age.