Originally Posted by GoReds
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.
You make some good points. I was *this* close to picking Arroyo myself, but he spit the bit against the Cardinals when given a lead.
Yeah, I know; I'm pretty harsh on pitchers. But you can't get beat by the John Rodriguezes & David Ecksteins of the world. I actually have no problem with the back-to-backers by Pujols and Rolen.
But obviously, Dunn and Arroyo were neck and neck.