Re: Lohse - Reds dark horse?
200 innings seems to be the big feather in the cap to Arroyo and the main talking point. While I'm not saying it be should null and void in this debate because there is some validity to it, I'm not going to give that huge precedent if the pitcher in question gives you better production. Arroyo's 200 innings isn't great if he's giving you inconsistent performances. Besides, I think it's almost a moot point when comparing Lohse to Arroyo.
Here's what Lohse has given to his respective team in terms of innings in recent years:
In 2009 and 2010 he had freaky injuries that no pitcher or player in the history of baseball had. They had to look at motor cross drivers to see a case history of it. It's the kind of injury in which it's almost a million to one injury for baseball players. We aren't talking about some sort of nagging issue or warning sign type of injury. If Arroyo can give the Reds 200 innings, is that enough of a benefit to where you would take him over a Kyle Lohse who will give your team 188+ innings? I don't think it is.
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