The ? of whether Arroyo would accept a QO is certainly something that gives Arroyo a bit of leverage. Is there anyway he would give up that info to the front office due to the goodwill he has received from the team over the past 7-8 years?
If the Reds offer the QO, it probably lowers his price on the free agent market. I don't know...it just seems like something that 2 parties that respect each other may be able to help each other out with....and if Arroyo really doesn't want the QO...I would hope that the Reds would respect that. (He would just tell them that he would accept it)