Originally Posted by brm7675
We don't know what Chapman can or can't do as a starter because he has not learned how to be a starter. At one time Randy Johnson couldn't find the plate to save his life, but with time in the minor leagues with good coaches look what happen to him.
I'm talking about when he was starting in the minor leagues last season.
Maybe he could develop that control. I'm not completely opposed to sending him down to AAA to be a starter, but it would take a long time before he developed enough control to start in the majors. I can see the reasoning for having him in the bullpen.