Re: Chapman to Arizona Fall League
Originally Posted by mth123
The problem is that Arroyo, Cueto and Leake are going to be in. The team needs a stabilizer from outside to take up one spot, so putting Chapman in the rotation means giving up on Homer Bailey. I'm not really sure that is that much of an upgrade down the road and its a downgrade in 2012 while weakening the bullpen. Worse, the team may just pass on bringing somebody in. If so, kiss any 2012 play-off dreams goodbye.
Why do you say this? If there's anybody we're going to be "giving up on" it would be Volquez IMO. I fully expect to see him either in L'ville or traded by the beginning of next season. Homer's in the rotation.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.