Re: Chapman close to being ready to be called up according to Jocketty
Originally Posted by bshall2105
Hasn't Walt been saying this basically the whole season? I remember 2 months ago he was going to be called up in three weeks but that never happened.
I'm not sure he's gone on the record said "he's close to being called up" before, but he has always said he is improving and will be called up only when he is ready. Only, this time it's pretty clear that Chapman is only a few baby steps away. He's gone 9 straight appearances without an earned run, he's pitched on back-to-back days on two separate occasions, and adding today, he has pitched in 5 out of the last 7 days. He's showing he can perform day-in, day-out, and be damn good at it. If he's not up within the next 10 days or so I will be surprised.
"He looked like a surfer kid from SoCal," manager Dusty Baker says. "He didn't say much, but you could tell he was cool."