I'd ask his scouting staff, but there's an old baseball adage, "If you don't have a few failures here and there then you aren't really trying." Big wins and little losses don't bother me, and the jury is not done concerning the mid season trade yet, that has to play out more IMO. But that of course is my opinion.The question is, what did Krivsky see in Arroyo that made him realize how well he would perform for the Reds? What did he know that Theo Epstein and most other people on the planet didn't know?
And why didn't that special wisdom help Krivsky recognize the difference between Arroyo and the likes of Mays, Majewski, et al?