Re: mlb.com article saying Hamilton may be up sooner than later, and Chapman to rotat
Originally Posted by Benihana
Jocketty says that moving Chapman to the rotation is dependent upon their ability to re-sign Madson and/or Broxton?
C'mon. I think that's like saying who I vote for President is dependent upon whether the stock market goes up or down today. I think the Reds need to make a fundamental decision on where Chapman will help the team the most over the next five years, then act accordingly with regards to other signings and acquisitions.
In addition, wasn't Marshall re-signed to the big extension with the thought that he would eventually be the closer?
That's exactly what I would say at this point. It give the team negotiating power with Madsen, Broxton and any other reliever they are looking at. If they commit to moving Chapman to the rotation right now, then relievers wanting to sign with the club can say that the Reds have a hole to fill.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein