Originally Posted by Kc61
I'm for considering a change in Leake's spot because the Reds are real contenders and may not want to wait for Mike to "arrive."
But I fully agree that he is a talented pitcher who could someday be very good. Very competitive. Just lacks top bat missing ability.
I kind of want the Reds to keep Leake around as backup for the Chapman starting experiment (if they intend to do that next year).. It would suck for Mike to start in AAA.. but if they kept his innings low there, he might have to finish off the year in Chapman's rotation spot.
I'm concerned if Chapman could make it through an entire season next year starting.. or if he would have to be Strassburged before the playoffs start.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!