Arroyo - how will he pitch?
Leaving aside the actual "was this a good deal" question, can we get some people's takes on what we can actually expect from Bronson over the next year? Much has been made in the other threads about his crazy low K/9 last year. However, even then he showed solid control and durability, worked deep in to games (especially by Reds standards), held runners very well, and kept the ball in the park.
I don't have the time to dig up his DIPS numbers, etc., but what are some reasonable projections for him this year? Are Harang '05 like numbers a fair estimate? I'm still not sure what I think about the trade, but a league average starter for the next 3 years sure beats whoever he replaces...
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.