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Birth Date2-24-1977
Height6' 4"
Weight190 lbs
Age42 years, 5 months, 27 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2000 PIT MLB 20 12 71.7 2 6 0 88 36 50 10 113 11.1 4.5 1.3 6.3 0% .328 1.73 5.14 6.40 112 6.97 134.1 -0.6
2001 PIT MLB 24 13 88.3 5 7 0 99 34 39 12 100 10.1 3.5 1.2 4.0 0% .289 1.51 5.17 5.09 116 6.88 142.7 -1.1
2002 PIT MLB 9 4 27.0 2 1 0 30 15 22 1 101 10.0 5.0 0.3 7.3 0% .341 1.67 3.39 4.00 92 3.82 81.9 0.5
2003 BOS MLB 6 0 17.3 0 0 1 10 4 14 0 108 5.2 2.1 0.0 7.3 0% .213 0.81 2.34 2.08 91 4.30 90.1 0.2
2004 BOS MLB 32 29 178.7 10 9 0 171 47 142 17 110 8.6 2.4 0.9 7.2 0% .286 1.22 3.92 4.03 93 4.26 87.9 3.0
2005 BOS MLB 35 32 205.3 14 10 0 213 54 100 22 106 9.3 2.4 1.0 4.4 0% .278 1.30 4.45 4.51 113 5.95 127.9 -1.0
2006 CIN MLB 35 35 240.7 14 11 0 222 64 184 31 96 8.3 2.4 1.2 6.9 0% .270 1.19 4.11 3.29 98 4.09 83.2 4.5
2007 CIN MLB 34 34 210.7 9 15 0 232 63 156 28 101 9.9 2.7 1.2 6.7 0% .309 1.40 4.50 4.23 103 4.94 102.2 1.9
2008 CIN MLB 34 34 200.0 15 11 0 219 68 163 29 99 9.9 3.1 1.3 7.3 0% .314 1.44 4.46 4.77 96 4.26 90.8 2.9
2009 CIN MLB 33 33 220.3 15 13 0 214 65 127 31 96 8.7 2.7 1.3 5.2 0% .265 1.27 4.73 3.84 97 4.06 87.1 3.7
2010 CIN MLB 33 33 215.7 17 10 0 188 59 121 29 96 7.8 2.5 1.2 5.0 0% .239 1.15 4.63 3.88 108 3.91 88.3 3.4
2011 CIN MLB 32 32 199.0 9 12 0 227 45 108 46 103 10.3 2.0 2.1 4.9 0% .278 1.37 5.67 5.07 132 6.42 149.2 -3.2
2012 CIN MLB 32 32 202.0 12 10 0 209 35 129 26 101 9.3 1.6 1.2 5.7 0% .286 1.21 4.12 3.74 97 4.62 106.0 1.3
2013 CIN MLB 32 32 202.0 14 12 0 199 34 124 32 101 8.9 1.5 1.4 5.5 0% .267 1.15 4.46 3.79 120 4.66 111.7 0.7
2014 ARI MLB 14 14 86.0 7 4 0 92 19 47 10 105 9.6 2.0 1.0 4.9 0% .295 1.29 4.28 4.08 114 4.82 118.1 0.0
2017 CIN MLB 14 14 71.0 3 6 0 94 19 45 23 96 11.9 2.4 2.9 5.7 32% .305 1.59 7.00 7.35 115 6.96 148.1 -1.1
CareerMLB4193832435.71481371250766115713471019.32.41.35.843%.2821.304.594.281074.90106.815.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1996 AUG A SAL 26 26 135.7 8 6 0 123 36 107 11 8.2 2.4 0.7 7.1 0% .000 1.17 3.57 3.52 0 0.00 0.0
1997 LYN A+ CRL 24 24 160.3 12 4 0 154 33 121 17 8.6 1.9 1.0 6.8 0% .283 1.17 3.81 3.31 0 0.00 0.0
1998 CAR AA SOU 23 22 127.0 9 8 0 158 51 90 18 11.2 3.6 1.3 6.4 0% -.881 1.65 5.11 5.46 0 0.00 0.0
1999 ALT AA EAS 25 25 153.0 15 4 0 167 58 100 15 9.8 3.4 0.9 5.9 0% -.874 1.47 4.39 3.65 0 0.00 0.0
1999 NAS AAA PCL 3 3 13.0 0 2 0 22 10 11 1 15.2 6.9 0.7 7.6 0% -.955 2.46 5.24 10.38 0 0.00 0.0
2000 PIT MLB NL 20 12 71.7 2 6 0 88 36 50 10 113 11.1 4.5 1.3 6.3 0% .328 1.73 5.14 6.40 112 6.97 134.1
2000 LYN A+ CRL 1 1 7.0 0 0 0 8 2 3 0 10.3 2.6 0.0 3.9 0% -1.600 1.43 3.41 3.86 0 0.00 0.0
2000 NAS AAA PCL 13 13 88.7 8 2 0 82 25 52 7 8.3 2.5 0.7 5.3 0% -.862 1.21 4.38 3.65 0 0.00 0.0
2001 PIT MLB NL 24 13 88.3 5 7 0 99 34 39 12 100 10.1 3.5 1.2 4.0 0% .289 1.51 5.17 5.09 116 6.88 142.7
2001 NAS AAA PCL 9 9 66.3 6 2 0 63 15 49 6 8.6 2.0 0.8 6.7 0% -.803 1.18 3.97 3.94 0 0.00 0.0
2001 San Wnt PRL 5 4 25.0 2 0 0 12 2 16 1 4.3 0.7 0.4 5.8 0% -.579 0.56 2.21 0.36 0 0.00 0.0
2002 PIT MLB NL 9 4 27.0 2 1 0 30 15 22 1 101 10.0 5.0 0.3 7.3 0% .341 1.67 3.39 4.00 92 3.82 81.9
2002 NAS AAA PCL 22 21 143.0 8 6 0 126 28 116 10 7.9 1.8 0.6 7.3 0% .278 1.08 3.36 2.96 0 0.00 0.0
2003 BOS MLB AL 6 0 17.3 0 0 1 10 4 14 0 108 5.2 2.1 0.0 7.3 0% .213 0.81 2.34 2.08 91 4.30 90.1
2003 PAW AAA INT 24 24 149.7 12 6 0 148 23 155 9 8.9 1.4 0.5 9.3 0% .323 1.14 2.66 3.43 0 0.00 0.0
2004 BOS MLB AL 32 29 178.7 10 9 0 171 47 142 17 110 8.6 2.4 0.9 7.2 0% .286 1.22 3.92 4.03 93 4.26 87.9
2005 BOS MLB AL 35 32 205.3 14 10 0 213 54 100 22 106 9.3 2.4 1.0 4.4 0% .278 1.30 4.45 4.51 113 5.95 127.9
2006 CIN MLB NL 35 35 240.7 14 11 0 222 64 184 31 96 8.3 2.4 1.2 6.9 0% .270 1.19 4.11 3.29 98 4.09 83.2
2007 CIN MLB NL 34 34 210.7 9 15 0 232 63 156 28 101 9.9 2.7 1.2 6.7 0% .309 1.40 4.50 4.23 103 4.94 102.2
2008 CIN MLB NL 34 34 200.0 15 11 0 219 68 163 29 99 9.9 3.1 1.3 7.3 0% .314 1.44 4.46 4.77 96 4.26 90.8
2009 CIN MLB NL 33 33 220.3 15 13 0 214 65 127 31 96 8.7 2.7 1.3 5.2 0% .265 1.27 4.73 3.84 97 4.06 87.1
2010 CIN MLB NL 33 33 215.7 17 10 0 188 59 121 29 96 7.8 2.5 1.2 5.0 0% .239 1.15 4.63 3.88 108 3.91 88.3
2011 CIN MLB NL 32 32 199.0 9 12 0 227 45 108 46 103 10.3 2.0 2.1 4.9 0% .278 1.37 5.67 5.07 132 6.42 149.2
2012 CIN MLB NL 32 32 202.0 12 10 0 209 35 129 26 101 9.3 1.6 1.2 5.7 0% .286 1.21 4.12 3.74 97 4.62 106.0
2013 CIN MLB NL 32 32 202.0 14 12 0 199 34 124 32 101 8.9 1.5 1.4 5.5 0% .267 1.15 4.46 3.79 120 4.66 111.7
2014 ARI MLB NL 14 14 86.0 7 4 0 92 19 47 10 105 9.6 2.0 1.0 4.9 0% .295 1.29 4.28 4.08 114 4.82 118.1
2016 NAT Rk GCL 2 2 9.7 1 1 0 13 2 8 0 119 12.1 1.9 0.0 7.4 52% .394 1.55 2.89 4.66 94 4.97 109.8
2017 CIN MLB NL 14 14 71.0 3 6 0 94 19 45 23 96 11.9 2.4 2.9 5.7 32% .305 1.59 7.00 7.35 115 6.96 148.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 3352 0.4729 0.4320 0.8025 0.6019 0.2796 0.8637 0.6842 0.1975
2009 3352 0.4878 0.4269 0.8386 0.5768 0.2842 0.8823 0.7541 0.1614
2010 3224 0.5025 0.4532 0.8330 0.6006 0.3042 0.8787 0.7418 0.1670
2011 3075 0.5236 0.4569 0.8548 0.6261 0.2710 0.8899 0.7657 0.1452
2012 2947 0.5158 0.4472 0.8407 0.6007 0.2838 0.9025 0.7012 0.1593
2013 2856 0.5578 0.4342 0.8444 0.5499 0.2882 0.9018 0.7060 0.1556
2014 1250 0.4792 0.4472 0.8354 0.6077 0.2995 0.8846 0.7436 0.1646
2017 1151 0.5378 0.4761 0.8230 0.6656 0.2556 0.8714 0.6765 0.1770
Career212070.50840.44370.83440.59790.28440.88490.72420.1656

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-16 2014-09-29 60-DL 105 90 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2014-07-15
2014-05-30 2014-05-30 DTD 0 0 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2014-02-28 2014-03-29 Camp 29 2 - Low Back Disk Injury - -
2013-03-25 2013-03-29 Camp 4 0 Right Hand Contusion Batted Ball - -
2011-09-04 2011-09-04 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Contusion Batted Ball - -
2011-08-12 2011-08-12 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Soreness Achilles Tendon - -
2011-05-23 2011-05-23 DTD 0 0 Low Back Soreness Possible Bluging Disc -
2011-03-17 2011-03-29 Camp 12 0 General Medical Infectious Disease Mononucleosis -
2010-04-08 2010-04-08 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Calf -
2009-09-05 2009-09-09 DTD 4 4 Back Contusion Over Spine From Batted Ball -
2009-03-30 2009-04-09 Camp 10 2 Right Wrist Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Had Off and on for Years -
1998-06-18 1998-07-04 Minors 16 0 Left Ankle Sprain - -
1998-05-18 1998-06-07 Minors 20 0 Left Trunk Strain Ribcage - -
1996-07-13 1996-07-27 Minors 14 0 Right Foot Infection - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CIN $
2016 WAS $
2015 ARI $9,500,000
2014 ARI $9,500,000
2013 CIN $16,445,533
2012 CIN $12,000,000
2011 CIN $6,554,467
2010 CIN $12,250,000
2009 CIN $10,750,000
2008 CIN $4,525,000
2007 CIN $4,050,000
2006 CIN $3,000,000
2005 BOS $1,850,000
2004 BOS $332,500
2001 PIT $225,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
13 yrPrevious$90,982,500
13 yrTotal$90,982,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
14 y 150 dTerry Bross1 year/$0.535M (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.535M in majors. Contract selected by Cincinnati 4/8/17. Retired 10/2/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Washington as a free agent 1/26/16 (minor-league contract). Salary of $2M in majors. May earn additional $6M in performance bonuses based on starts up to 32.
  • 2 years/$23.5M (2014-15), plus 2016 club option. Signed by Arizona as a free agent 2/7/14. 14:$9.5M, 15:$9.5M, 16:$11M club option ($4.5M buyout). 2016 option increases to $13M if traded. Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Arizona 6/20/15. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Atlanta 7/30/15 with $7,926,229 remaining on contract ($3,426,229 in 2015 salary and $4.5M buyout). Dodgers pay $0.5M, with Braves responsible for the balance. Elected free agency 11/7/15.
  • 3 years/$35M (2011-13). Signed extension with Cincinnati 12/4/10, reworking option year in previous contract. $15M deferred without interest, paid through 2021, reducing present-day AAV to $28.9M. 11:$6.5M, 12:$7M, 13:$6.5M. If traded, deferrals are voided and paid up-front
  • 2 years/$25M (2009-10), plus 2011 club option. Signed extension with Cincinnati 2/07. $2.5M signing bonus (paid '08). 09:$9.5M, 10:$11M, 11:$11M club option, $2M buyout. 2011 option may increase to $13M based on IP. Arroyo agreed to give up performance bonuses and escalator for 2008. Cincinnati exercised 2011 option at $11.5M 11/3/10
  • 3 years/$11.25M (2006-08). Signed extension with Boston 1/06 (avoided arbitration, $4.2M-$2.95M). $0.75M signing bonus, 06:$2.75M, 07:$3.8M, 08:$3.95M. 2008 salary may increase based on 2007 IP (increased by $0.325M with 210 IP in '07). Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Boston 3/06.
  • 1 year/$1.85M (2005). Re-signed 1/05 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.3325M (2004). Re-signed 3/04.
  • 1 year (2003). Re-signed 1/03. DFA, sent outright to Triple-A 3/03. Contract purchased 8/03.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.8 3.6 0 10 10 49.6 49 17 31 9 .261 1.35 5.09 5.31 -1.4 -0.1
80o 2.3 3.4 0 9 9 43.4 46 16 28 9 .276 1.45 5.56 5.8 -3.4 -0.4
70o 2 3.2 0 8 8 39.1 44 16 25 8 .287 1.53 5.91 6.16 -4.6 -0.5
60o 1.7 3 0 7 7 35.5 42 15 23 8 .296 1.60 6.22 6.48 -5.4 -0.6
50o 1.5 2.8 0 6 6 32.2 40 14 20 8 .304 1.67 6.51 6.78 -5.9 -0.6
40o 1.3 2.7 0 6 6 29.1 37 13 18 7 .313 1.74 6.81 7.09 -6.3 -0.7
30o 1.1 2.5 0 5 5 25.8 35 12 16 7 .322 1.82 7.13 7.42 -6.5 -0.7
20o 0.9 2.2 0 4 4 22.0 31 11 14 6 .333 1.91 7.52 7.83 -6.5 -0.7
10o 0.6 1.8 0 3 3 17.0 26 9 11 5 .349 2.05 8.08 8.4 -6.0 -0.7
Weighted Mean1.52.806631.43814207.3021.656.476.74-5.6-0.6

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-06-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which SP returning from injury will have the biggest impact this season: Moore, Fernandez or Arroyo?
(klwillis45 from Milwaukee)
Fernandez will be #1. I'll go out on a limb and say Martin Perez will have a bigger impact than Matt Moore. Bronson Arroyo will have the biggest positive impact on opposing hitters' slugging percentages. #dingers (J.P. Breen)
2014-09-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who will have the most SB this year? Hamilton or Gordon?
(Phil from Pennsylvania)
Hamilton will go stat-chasing in the final few games and take it. But boy, hasn't that been the most anticlimactic part of this season? Dude's going to end up with like 65 steals. That's so unhistoric. Once I had this idea for an article that was going to look at the most promising potential "events" of the year, like... okay, like Justin Verlander when he seemed likely to throw a no-hitter every game, and he was going up against the league-worst offense (the Padres or something), so what are the odds he'd throw a no-hitter, what actually happened, etc. Or if Chris Davis was facing Bronson Arroyo, four-homer potential, whatever. But I didn't write it because the outcomes were so boring. They just looked like normal games. Davis hit a double. Verlander gave up five hits and one run. Performances that were neither interesting because of how extremely good or because of extremely, counterintuitively, bad--just banal, unexceptional, games like any other game. Anyway, that's sort of how I feel about Hamilton this year. I wish he has 11 stolen bases and 65 CS, or 110 stolen bases and 4 CSs, but instead he's just a normal fast guy with normal fast-guy baserunning numbers. There's just NEVER that much space between the outliers and the rest in this stupid sport. (Except Bonds and Pedro.) (Sam Miller)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on deGrom and Montero so far? As a Mets fan there's not much giving me happies this year but their performance so far makes me optimistic. Still feels like we're creating the Padres light, emphasis on the light (hitting).
(chri521 from NYC)
I absolutely hate the lowercase d. Get it together, guys. However, deGrom has been pleasantly surprising. He's kind of got the Bronson Arroyo build going on, but I'm not 100% sure he sticks in the rotation. Of the two, I'm much higher on Montero. He's got advanced pitchability, and even though the body isn't ideal, he's able to establish the FB. The command is still improving, and I know he's been hit around a bit so far, but that's what happens often when young pitchers get a taste of MLB hitters. They're good. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)5x5 roto, 30 team dynasty: making a move into contention, I traded Nick Castellanos, Tony Cingrani & Eduardo Rodriguez for Adam Jones, Bronson Arroyo & Bartolo Colon. Thoughts? It turned out to be rather divisive on the league message boards. FWIW, Castellanos was blocked at 3B by Matt Carpenter and my OF is now potentially the best in the league (Harper, Jones & Billy Hamilton)
(birdzfan52 from Baltimore)
Seems like you dealt strength for weakness. Did you get perfect value? I'm not qualified to say ... That's a far deeper league than I've ever been in, so it's hard for me to know what the value of Colon, Arroyo, etc. carry. Craig Goldstein said it was fine though, so I'm inclined to trust him.

I think there's some shock value because you traded young for old (excepting Jones) but, speaking from my experiences, prospects get overvalued in keeper leagues. You're trying to win now, so you made a win-now trade. I get it. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)I've read that ECU's Jeff Hoffman throws his changeup from a lower arm slot than his fastball. If true, is this something that must be changed in the pros? Is it a concern for its future usefulness? I assume a change would be needed because of the deception inherent in using the changeup.
(Colby Rogers from Chicago)
It depends on how severe the difference is, as well as the effectiveness of the pitch. If it's a stark difference then advanced hitters will pick up on it, serving as a tell that the change is coming. This is a particular issue with the change, given that it is generally a deception pitch that is tied to the fastball, and he'll want to find a consistent arm slot for both pitches. That said, some guys get away with it, such as Bronson Arroyo and his penchant for dropping down on the curve. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for the chat, Doug. Do you see Dan Haren being a solid #4 the next couple of years? Does he have more upside than Bronson Arroyo?
(Dennis from LA)
Haren vs Arroyo is a great example of risk/reward vs relative predictability. Haren has higher upside in theory but also the higher potential to crash, especially considering the injury history. Arroyo is less exciting from the standpoint of expected performance, but you have a better idea of what you're going to get - but his high rates of contact make him a better fit for a smaller ballpark. At least with Arroyo you get the sexiness of the showgirl leg-kick, the beach bro haircut, and the ridiculous array of arm slots that range from straight sidearm to almost over-the-top with minimal adjustment to spine-angle.

On the jukebox: Kyuss, "Mudfly" (Doug Thorburn)
2012-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which baseball player do you think would make the best frontman in a music-playing group (otherwise known as a band)? What would be the name of said group and what kind of music would they make?
(Will from (Rochester))
To answer this question, we must first define its opposite. Obviously Bronson Arroyo is the absolute WORST frontman for a music-playing group, so who is the most unlike Bronson Arroyo? He's a white pitcher who can hit a little, so let's find a non-white catcher who can't hit at all. Is that Kurt Suzuki? Kurt Suzuki it is.

He would play that weird amalgam of Hawaiian reggae that people over there seem to like, and they would be called The Children of Kamehameha. (Ian Miller)
2012-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which baseball player do you think is most likely to have a Duke Silver like hidden life as playing Trumpet for a Roots Reggae outfit? My vote's Zach Cosart.
(Mike from Miami)
Could be any of those Reds guys. I bet Mike Leake and Mat Latos go busking with Bronson Arroyo after games. (Ian Miller)
2012-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who should be the five man rotation for me? It seems like we are going for it, so what are the chances we get a deal done for Oswalt?
(Dusty Baker from Queen City)
Well, if you're treating it like a fantasy league, Bronson Arroyo gets kicked to the curb and you go Latos, Cueto, Leake, Bailey, Chapman. Obviously that's unrealistic, so assuming Arroyo stays... umm... well... umm....

In all seriousness, Chapman is probably the odd man out as it stands, going back to the bullpen or starting at Triple-A, and while there's been talk of Oswalt going to Cincy, I have a hard time seeing it happening and them adding a seventh starter to that mix (unless they trade a guy or two away). Going with their five and Chapman at Triple-A gives Chapman time to work as a starter and when someone gets injured, he moves into the rotation. Teams never make it through the year with just five pitchers, but even still, if you add Oswalt, there's the matter of how you start the year. Maybe Bailey or Leake back at Triple-A too? I see an Oswalt add as more of a long-shot. (Derek Carty)
2010-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bronson Arroyo, Johnny Cueto, Edinson Volquez, Homer Bailey, Travis Wood, Mike Leake, Matt Maloney, Sam LeCure, Aroldis Chapman. That's 9 guys for 5 rotation spots in Cincinnati. How can Jocketty best capitalize on that depth?
(RMR from Chicago)
A few of the brighter bulbs 'round these parts (where there isn't much call for cheddar, by the way)have made a few suggestions. IIRC, SG recommended they trade Volquez, while CK opted for shipping out Maloney, I think. Me, I'd find out what sort of a market there is for Mike Leake -- maybe he's already at his peak trade value. It's really, really hard to predict trades that actually get made, because you almost always look like you're way over- or under-valuing someone in retrospect. That being said, sitting on all that pitching is like sitting on a pot of gold, and Jocketty is sure to be a very popular man next week. (Ken Funck)
2009-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did you have any opinion on Bronson Arroyo's declaration that he still intends to take OTC supplements not necessarily approved by MLB? Seems like he might be playing with fire here....
(Tim from DC)
I (1) rapidly concluded that Arroyo is not very bright, (2) decided that Brian Cashman ducked a bullet by not dealing for him. (Steven Goldman)
2009-07-30 14:00:00 (link to chat)I heard there were scouts in the GABP stands last evening watching Bronson Arroyo pitch, supposedly NYY scouts. Could you fathom Johnny Damon AND Bronson Arroyo both playing for the Yankees? And wouldnt AROD pull all his favor cards to block this trade, if only to avoid answering questions on the famous postseason slappity slap ground out?
(Ashlee from Cincinnati, OH)
That would indeed be very funny if they were all together on the Yankees. I don't think A-Rod has as much pull anymore. If Cashman wants Arroyo, he'll get him regardless of what Rodriguez thinks. (John Perrotto)
2009-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)If the Reds aren't going to go after anyone, so they instead become sellers, and if so, whom do they shop and what do they look for in return? Also, going to France this week--really just Paris and Normandy. Been to Les Invalides before, but what else would you recommend seeing? Thanks!
(Uncle Rhett from Dayton, OH)
Encarnacion's injury issues make it hard to flip him, but the questions over his ultimate upside and whether he should play third for anybody should encourage the shopping of him. They could probably peddle Bronson Arroyo to a starter-needy near-contender for something of value, and I'd be willing to bundle David Weathers and Arthur Lee Rhodes if they wanted to avoid making early-October plans.

As for France, if you want to see a hint at what Tolkien described as Mordor, and want a general freak-out between the creepy vibe (not just at the Ossuary), go to Verdun. Knocking around the Ardennes is interesting. I'd also make a trip to Brussels, because the lay of the land at Waterloo is quite instructive (even with the Lions' Mound ruining one side of it), and the various Royal Museums in town are excellent, especially the King's collection of Flemish masters. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-04-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joe, what's your take on Edwin Jackson's start to the season? I realize it's only three starts, but it looks like he's cut down on his walk rate. Do you think he can maintain this control as the season goes on?
(Maurice from Brooklyn)
I do. He was just so young when the DOdgers called him up, and then he got traded to the AL East...the talent is there, and the Rays did a very good job with him last year. I don't know that the Tigers are the best place to continue developing, but I think the steps forward we've seen are real, and he'll be a midrotation guy for a while. There's not a star upside, but if you can picture...maybe Gil Meche? Bronson Arroyo? That kind of guy. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)Jon Heyman at SI projects Dunn getting something in the neighborhood of 5 years and $70M in FA, far short of the $100M Bronson Arroyo suggests he anticipates. How does that strike you in terms of what Dunn is worth and what you think hes likely to get?
(Rick from Chicago)
Maybe, but I guess I'm a bit skeptical about that, given that it seems like more than a few teams were reticent about having any interest in him. I mean, sure, Eric Byrnes is making eight figures, so more than $10 million per seems a reasonable expectation, but I guess I don't see that many suitors for Dunn's agent to play off of one another. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-05-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know this goes against the "rules of the rotation," but Bronson Arroyo clearly pitches better on 3 days rest. Why don't the Reds consider using him on 3 days rest every so often?
(Goose from Chicago)
There's not enough sample size to make that determination. However, I'd happily suggest that every team go to a four-man rotation, with exceptions for teams with young starters or special cases. (Joe Sheehan)


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