Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
I am guessing he will eventually make it into the Reds Hall of Fame, mostly because he will have pitched 8 years with the team and started a lot of games. He has been essentially a league average pitcher with the Reds (4.09 ERA, 106 ERA+). Including his 2013 salary the Reds will have paid him at least $65 million. That is a lot for an average pitcher. Does being an average player meet the standard for admission to the Reds Hall of Fame? If so, that is a pretty low bar.
Pitching 200 innings for 7 straight years with a slightly above average ERA does not equate to a league average pitcher, imo. I don't have the stats, but I imagine that puts Arroyo in the top 10% of all starters from that same period. I would argue that that type of production makes Arroyo an elite pitcher, all things considered.