The Cincinnati Reds seem to like the deal:
"I like the trade," David Weathers said. "(Arroyo's) a proven winner. He won in one of toughest places to play. He was a big part of the time winning it all (two years ago)."
"He's very good," Hatteberg said. "He eats up innings, which is important. His stuff is good."
The Reds also got $1.5 million in cash in the deal. Arroyo got a $750,000 signing bonus with the three-year, $11.5 million contract he signed in January. The $1.5 million makes Arroyo's salary match Pena's ($1.25 million) for this year.
It's rather frightening that we had to send money to the Reds. I sometimes forget how bad the rest of the league is in terms of revenue. The Red Sox would have gobbled up Arroyo's contract without a thought, but the Reds needed some money thrown in just to acquire a proven 29 year old starter.
Update: CBS 4 talked to Bronson over the phone this morning.