Re: Trade idea: Arroyo for Michael Young?
I would not consider giving up Arroyo for Young.
Yes, I love him like the brother I never had, and that may be clouding my judgement, but his dependability is extremely rare for a MLB pitcher. He will win about 15 games, and is a fierce competitor. Reds have had too many "talents" (Griffey Jr, Dunn, Stubbs, Bruce) over the years and not enough guys who will not go quietly into that good night.
We depended on Harang, and he went down, we depended on Volquez, and he went down, we depended on Cueto, and he went down. Arroyo has rolled on.
Oh, and who had our best outing in the playoffs last year? In AT&T, no less.