Originally Posted by 11larkin11
Kurkjian on SportsCenter says Chapman will most likely be in Cincinnati in June, probably more toward early June than later.
Kurkjian has no clue what he's talking about. He's just spouting off to have something to write about. Chapman's not shown anything to prove he's anywhere close to ready yet. He's got a huge velocity fastball. But no control...yet. He needs quite a bit more time IMO. Those walks (and hits & runs) are NOT very impressive. I'd vote to keep him down at Louisville all year long. When we're ready to shut down Leake for the season, Edinson will be coming back and we've also got Maloney and Wood ready to step in. 3 guys who ARE ready for the bigs.
And I don't see the Reds wanting to move Chapman to the bullpen AT ALL. They're developing him as a starter and they'll give him every opportunity to remain a starter.