Re: The only reason you need to know why Chapman will start in the Minors...
And what factually based information are you basing this on exactly?
They have his "info" from his time on the Cuban team.
Dr. Kremcheck did an MRI on him, and said it was the most pristine he's ever seen, remarkably so.
That, combined with his ridiculously effortless delivery, have me thinking this is one of the least concerns they have at this point.
They are going to pitch him where all the evidence says he needs to pitch.
If anything, they are probably more concerned with keeping him in the minors for a bit, just to avoid allowing him to get to a "Super 2" thereby activing some contract clauses that allow him to get more money out of his current contract.
I think that in a year or two, one of these guys - Frazier, Dorn, Valaika, Cumberland, Stubbs - will be ready to replace Dunn. They won't hit as many home runs as Dunn, but they should have similar OPS. - 757690, July 22, 2008
Alonso will be playing 1B for the REDS and batting 4th one year from today. - Kingspoint, July 9, 2009