Originally Posted by reds44
I give up.
We don't "know" anything. That doesn't justify doing dumb things.
16 outings. 15 innings. 21/3 k/bb ratio. 24/15 gb/fb ratio. 2 poor outings out of 16. 8 save opportunities, 7 converted.
And this is with him not pitching very well. Marshall will be fine.
The way I look at it is this...if we move Chapman into the closer role...it's going to be VERY difficult to move him OUT of the closer role. I want to see him start. As I'm sure most Reds fans do. Leaving him out of that role allows him to pitch the 7th & 8th, the 8th & 9th. If he's the "closer", we know how he'll be used...9th only, sometimes only PART of the 9th. He's never been good on going back to back days, and certainly not 3 days in a row. I know he's been virtually unhittable, but there ARE reasons to not put him in that role. Valid ones. And hardly "dumb" ones.