Here’s my latest for Cincinnati Magazine, on the thorny questions surrounding Bronson Arroyo and Father Time:
The questions haven’t gone away. And Bronson Arroyo is running out of answers.
Okay, I concede: This hasn’t been fun. Through nine starts, Arroyo has a 3-4 record with a not-very-impressive 6.75 ERA. He’s given up at least four runs in more than half of his starts, and has not pitched into the seventh inning a single time. The advanced statistics aren’t any kinder: Arroyo’s FIP is 6.95 and he’s been worth -0.6 WAR thus far in 2017.
Are we at the end of the road?
Please go read the entire piece and let me know what you think.