Originally Posted by SteelSD
Oh please. Spare me the rhetoric. Noting that Adam Dunn was the team's most productive player in April has nothing to do with anything other than noting that Adam Dunn was the team's most productive player in April.
Arroyo had a very good month as did a bunch of other guys. And yes, we haven't seen that kind of month from a Reds pitcher for a long time. Heck, we have to go all the way back to Aaron Harang's May 2005 to find it. That's almost a whole year!
Pretty much what I figured I would get. Thanks for that.
Dunn had a good month, but didn't stand out notably from the rest of the Reds hitters. He lead the Reds in TB, SLG and HRs, but only in HRs was the difference over the next guy signficant.
Arroyo, on the other hand, led or was second in almost every category for a starting pitcher this last month. He wasn't just better than the other guys, he was significantly better.
Dunn was the best hitter, for sure. I just don't see the need to shout it at every opportunity at the expense of a player who was so much better than the rest at his position for the previous month.