Originally Posted by MikeThierry
I'm more interested in recent history, not what someone did in 2004. The recent trend for Lohse is that he's a much better and younger pitcher than Arroyo is. Of course, I've always had a low opinion of Arroyo so I'm always going to be biased against him in an argument. I freely admit that.
Yea, I can understand that.
Honestly, I'm not sure who would be better (let's say for 2014-2015)
I think Arroyo might be the safer bet, but he has less upside than Lohse does.
I really love how Arroyo is pretty much a lock to give you 200 IP/season. That gives him a slight edge to Lohse. I think Arroyo will age better, but I agree in terms of upside, Lohse is potentially better than Arroyo the next 2 years.
You're right, Lohse is trending upwards. In fact, he'll probably be better than Arroyo in 2013. Not sure how it will play out beyond 2013.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
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