Re: chapman to rotation according to Fay..
If Chapman can make the move it would be good for the Reds.
As a Cardinal fan, when Kyle McClellan was moved to the rotation at the begining of 2011 he looked pretty darn good for about 2 months, he then was spotty for anoother 4-6 weeks after a trip to the 15 day DL. He was moved back to the 'pen when the Rasmus/Jackson trade happened. He was mediocre in the pen for the last 6-8 weeks of the season and actually didn't get put on the post-season roster with dead arm.
The reason I mentioned this is because I would hate to see Chapman kick butt for 1/3 of a season and then be a liability to the team for 4 months, it would be better for the club to kick some late inning butt for a whole season instead of leaving the hole in the 'pen AND be an ineffective starter for most of the season.
I mean no disrespect but the Reds have got to foind some starters or 2012 will be another disappointing year. To rob from the 'pen to upgrade 1 out of 5 games for 1/3 to 1/2 of the season is no upgrade IMO. Please take this as intended, just a viewpoint from outside the regular fanbase and not in any way meant as an attack of any kind.