Re: Free Agents Frenzy Starts here
While I wouldn't mind it if Chapman started next year, removing him from the closer spot is dicey.
I would not overpay Broxton or Madson to be the Reds closer. Broxton is spotty and has trouble working multiple days. Madson is coming off injury.
Broxton is worth having for set up money.
Madson is worth having on a two-year contract that locks him up when he is healthy. Or a discounted one-year contract as a set up man.
The problem with Chapman as a starter is that fans start to come up with inadequate closer alternatives for 2013. We saw a shut down closer last year and I'd like one in 2013.