Re: If you could trade Arroyo, would you?
I what they quoted Bronson a saying about the 2010 season when his velocity dipped [ about how when he wasn't hitting 91 or 92 like he thought he should he would rare back an try to throw hard, then the ball would flatten out and they'd kill it, but now he's learned to go with what works back and he's relying on stealth and painting the corners>
As to the original question, would I deal him now (this offseason)? Well if, all things being equal, the Red Sox offered me Ellsbury for him and I thought Walt would go out and deal for another starter (like Garza), then yeah, I'd do it. Since though, I don't see the Red Sox being that foolish, his excelerator clauses make dealing him damn nigh impossible and since I think Bronson could easily be as effective next year as he has been this year, probably not.
Another more pertinent question might be, if Bronson comes back next year and pitches as effectively as he has this year, does Walt offer him a two or three year extension? I wouldn't, not sure about the club though.