Originally Posted by mattfeet
All signs point towards the FO wanting to stick with Chapman in the rotation. Nice.
Completely agreed. Mike Gonzalez has been a pretty solid reliever over his career as well. His K rate in Texas wasn't exceptional like it has been in his whole career, but it was just 7 IP. I will take a reliever with a career 10.3 K/9, even if his career BB/9 is 4.1. He also has been pretty good about supressing HRs over his career 0.8 HR/9 and he does have a career ERA of 2.94. His career FIP is slightly higher but still good at 3.36 and his career xFIP is 3.54. Projections for this year have him around a FIP around 3.5 which isn't fantastic, but good enough to continue Chapman's development as a starter.