Arroyo was the recipient of two awards from the Reds in 2006.
The first, the Johnny Vander Meer Award, is given to the “Reds’ Most Outstanding Pitcher.” Reds.com points out:
Arroyo, who was acquired in a March 2006 trade from Boston for outfielder Wily Mo Pena, went 14-11 with a 3.29 ERA in 35 starts last season. The right-hander led the Major Leagues in innings pitched with 240 2/3 and was tied for first in starts. The 30-year-old was also Cincinnati’s lone representative to the All-Star Game in Pittsburgh.
The Good Guy voting was extremely close. Arroyo got three votes. Adam Dunn, Kent Mercker and Todd Coffey got two each, and Scott Hatteberg, Aurilia, Austin Kearns, Javier Valentin and David Ross all got one.