Here’s my latest for Cincinnati Magazine, on the thorny questions surrounding Bronson Arroyo and Father Time:
The questions havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t gone away. And Bronson Arroyo is running out of answers.
Okay, I concede: This hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t been fun. Through nine starts, Arroyo has a 3-4 record with a not-very-impressive 6.75 ERA. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t any kinder: ArroyoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s FIP is 6.95 and heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.