Re: Bats' pitcher Chapman could be a relief for the Reds
Originally Posted by GOYA
Personally, I think it's a mistake to put Chapman in the pen. His tendency to be wild at times is a bad thing to have show up if he's called upon to put out a fire. I know it's to fill an immediate need but I just don't think he's the right guy for the job. He may do very well 4 out of 5 innings but then blow up for 3-4 runs in the 5th one.
Bottom line is that he needs more time to develop in whatever role he is in.
I couldn't agree more. His lack of control will be even MORE exaggerated in relief appearances. And the increased pressure isn't exactly a plus either.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.