Originally Posted by Steve4192
Why should his second half numbers hold extra weight?
You could just as easily cite his amazing first half (582 OPS against) as a reason to put him on the Opening Day roster while his arm is fresh and then deal him before he starts to wear down.
On the whole, Jose Has been a damn solid reliever for the Reds. I find it amazing that some fans want the Reds to just give away a guy who has a career 130 ERA+ with great K/IP and H/IP peripherals. He has also pitched great down the stretch this spring. If the Reds waive Arrendondo, someone absolutely will claim him. Why give away a valuable asset when you don't have to?
Nobody said Arredondo should be waived or given away. I've suggested a dozen times on here they should consider a trade. That's "trade."
No reliever who walks 110 in 220 innings is "damn solid." Last year Jose walked more than 5 batters per nine innings. His second half was disturbing - it is the most recent showing of his pitching in regular games and it wasn't pretty. Maybe it was a fluke, maybe not, that's for the Reds to decide.
If they keep him, fine, but I have no problem if they decide to go with two guys like Simon and Parra who can pitch longer stretches and save the pen in one-sided games. Not that either of them is a great pitcher, not saying that.