Originally Posted by The Rage
We will see. One of the reasons the Reds started Chapman out in the pen was to control his innings. Now he has a free path toward starting the rest of the season if he succeeds. The Reds also need to rest and try Bailey in the pen. I suspect shorter, daily stints would be easy for him to regain his stuff. Alot of pitchers have had to make the conversion over the years because they weren't strong enough to start. Starting takes stamina and strength. Homer has struggled with this his entire major league career.
The last time he actually pitched with his full stuff was against the Phillies.......in the 2010 NLDS. Sad. Better rebuild him now then let him decline toward nothing and have no value before another team does.
Simply not true. Chapman was in the bullpen in April out of necessity with the injuries to Madson, Masset and Bray. With two of those three still down and the current five starters all pitching at an acceptable level, Chapman will remain in the pen all season barring injury.