Re: should Chapman, Leake, Wood pitch out of the pen in 2010?
Maybe later in the season, but certainly not right away. All of these guys will likely begin the season in the minors as starters. And then, if they are performing well and the Reds need them, they will be called up either as starters or relievers. For example, in August, I could see all of these guys in the Reds' pen. Or two in the pen and one in the rotation. Or two in the rotation and one in the pen. But in April? No way. 0 of 3.