I've been meaning to post this for a while, and the Harang thread finally spurred me. Who was better last year, Harang or Arroyo? Harang got a lot more love in the Cy Young poll, but in my opinion Arroyo edged him out.
IP ER R ERA K H BB WHIP PRC ERA+ WS
Arroyo 240.2 98 88 3.29 184 222 64 1.19 122 140 21
Harang 234.1 109 98 3.76 216 242 46 1.27 110 122 17
It's obviously a photo finish. Harang won 16 games to Arroyo's 14. The Reds won 21 of Arroyo's 35 starts, 20 of Harang's 35. Going forward I like Harang more. He's younger, has a clear trend line, and Arroyo took a step back his second year in the AL. But looking at their 2006 contributions I have to give the nod to Bronson.