Re: Aroldis Chapman
Put me down in the camp who wants no part of Chapman at the price he's going to demand. Even if he is 21, I don't want to be paying him 7, 8, 10 million a year while he learns to pitch in the bigs. That's simply not a risk the Reds can afford to take. If you're going to spend that sort of dough in the foreign market, I'd much rather put it in to the signing bonuses of 4-5 high ceiling guys who will have the opportunity to work their way through the system and don't require a long term deal.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.