This is the year wrote:Arroyo has to go to the pen. I can appreciate his merit as a starter, but opposing managers just stack their lineups with all of their bench lefties, and he gets rocked. He has a .291 BAA for lefties, compared with a .191 against righties. I think he would actually have MORE value (real baseball wise) in a long relief/setup role, at least until another starter gets injured. He can be used for high-leverage middle innings. There, unlike in the last inning or to start the game, managers would have to think twice about using lefties off their bench.
to SominaDei, He is not a future stud and is greatly overrated. He has had 10 quality starts and 5 where he has blown up this season, not to mention he is already 28 years old and has only two years under his belt in the bigs. While he will be a good pitcher, words like stud, ace and brilliance do not fit. As a bullpen guy, he could easily have a low 3 ERA with good amount of holds. As a starter, I think he will always be above 4 with 9-13 wins.