Originally Posted by PuffyPig
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.
You probably won't get a Verlander. But what if you get a Cueto? Or a Latos? Each of those guys are also quite a bit more valuable than a Kimbrel. I don't know, I see it as not taking a risk to be great simply because you are content with being good. That isn't really on the player, but on management.