Bronson Arroyo is the number two starting pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. He was traded to the Reds from the Boston Red Sox before the 2006 season in exchange for Wily Mo Peña.
In Boston, Arroyo would have been working long relief or spot starting for injured starters, and coming to the Reds gave him the opportunity not only to start regularly, but also to move to the top of the rotation.
Didn’t stop him, though, from running his mouth about how upset he was to be traded to Cincinnati. As if it weren’t bad enough that he told the world that he’d rather work out of the bullpen in Boston than be in the starting rotation anywhere else, he went on to compare being traded to having one’s children killed in a plane crash. Charming.
Wait, this is the baseball stuff section.
Arroyo’s got a fastball in the high-80s and has had a hell of a start to the 2006 season. Despite the fact that I’ve recently chosen him to be my personal goat, I’d like to see it continue.