Re: Reds Player Of The Month (April 2006)
Arroyo, without a doubt.
Everyone knew the Reds "O" would be fine this year. The starting pitching after Harang was the biggest question mark, and while it still hasn't been resolved, Arroyo has pitched like a true ace for the first month of the year--the first legit ace the reds have had since Pete Schourek in the mid-90s. Whether or not he can continue remains to be seen, but skill and legitimacy that a guy like Arroyo has brought to the Reds' rotation undoubtedly makes him the player of the month.
Honorable mention to Brandon Phillips for coming out of nowhere and walkign away with the second base job all to himself.
We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.