Originally Posted by OGB
I've gone on record and admitted to mistakes/past errors in judgement on this board before, so I'm going to pat myself on the back and say I was one of the probably 1/3 of forum members who vehemently defended Arroyo following his 2011 season.
It'd be funny to collect some quotes from Oct '11 - Mar '12 and compare them to what's being said now.
Edited to add: I'm not accusing you of anything, Joshua
How DARE you!
Yeah. I was back and forth whether or not Arroyo was done, or could come back. I think everyone's glad he proves many Reds fans wrong.
I think he's a valuable resource as essentially the only veteran pitcher we have. I'd love to have a rotation of Cueto, Latos, Bailey, Cingrani and Chapman/Leake next year. That's one dynamite rotation full of young arms...but also full of inexperience and short tempers. I have no idea what the front office plans on doing. But having tough decisions like these are better than the alternative.