So we traded the next Sammy Sosa. How many winning teams did the first Sammy Sosa play on?
I like the trade. I see any upgrade in the pitching as a positive, and Arroyo pushes a poor number five pretender out of contention for the rotation. And what was Wily Mo going to contribute to this team? Poor defense, few walks, lots of K's, and some homers in 11-10 loses. Hmmm...I think this team has a surplus of all four.
And I don't believe for a second that there was anyone offering respectable starting pitching for the likes of Wily Mo Pena. Teams don't build championships with outfielders in this day and age. And, though Arroyo might not be a huge improvement, he does upgrade the rotation.