Will the second half Bronson Arroyo show up again this season? Going back to 2007, Bronson Arroyo has been a second half pitcher. Take a look at his first and second half splits the last three seasons. If it happens again, it would almost be like acquiring a top of rotation starter in late June.
first half - 111.2 IP, 127 H, 9 HR, 38 BB/75 K, 4.84 ERA
second half - 99 IP, 105 H, 19 HR, 25 BB/81 K, 3.55 ERA
first half - 104 IP, 132 H, 19 HR, 41 BB/93 K, 5.97 ERA
second half - 96 IP, 87 H, 10 HR, 27 BB/70 K, 3.47 ERA
first half - 112 IP, 125 H, 21 HR, 41 BB/59 K, 5.38 ERA
second half - 108.1 IP, 89 H, 10 HR, 24 BB/68 K, 2.24 ERA
first half - 5.38 ERA in 327.2 IP
second half - 3.06 ERA in 303.1 IP
If the second half Bronson Arroyo shows up again it would not only be a huge boost to the pitching staff but it would also increase the Reds playoff chances. If the Reds can go out and add a Dan Haren, Cliff Lee, Fausto Carmona, or Roy Oswalt, and the 2007-2009 second half Arroyo shows up coincided with the return of Edinson Volquez, the pitching staff could all of a sudden be a strength. I guess we'll have to wait and see.