Re: More positive reaction on Chapman
from what little i have seen of Chapman he not just throws 100 mph but he has movement on his pitches. late movement is especially good. 100mph & late movement from a LH pitcher is incredibly rare in the bigs. batters are going to have a really hard time hitting him. if he has control with 3 pitches (100mph fastball, 88 mph slider & changeup) then he is going to be very special!
think about this for a second. a rotation spot that had Matt Maloney's name pencilled in gets taken over by a #1 starter. instead of 2 solid vets & 2 promising youths & a rookie instead we have a #1 starter & 2 solid vets & 2 promising youths. can you say playoffs? yeah baby, its spring & i can get excited about the dream!