Originally Posted by dougdirt
I don't get the mindset of those who want to keep him as a closer. I really don't. Would you have have Justin Verlander or Craig Kimbrel? That is a no brainer. The Reds potentially have a Verlander but they are using him like Kimbrel. Both are quite valuable, but one is a whole lot more valuable than the other.
I think the big question is whether Chapamn would be like Verlander. The odds are likely against it.
There are lots of pitchers who throw very hard who likely couldn't cut is as a starter.
The Braves must think that Krimel couldn't.
Now none of this means he can't be a starter, but you stated you don't get the mindset of those who would prefer a Krimel over a Verlander. No one would. It's just that many don't know if you would get a Verlander.