Originally Posted by Chappy_105
It is of my personal opinion that chapman should stay in the pen where he is a proven asset. With that being said, I want a new pitcher to add to our rotation because I would prefer to never see mike leake start another game for us. Our rotation for next year currently projects to look something like this:
That is very righty heavy so I think it would be in our best interests to pursue a lefty. I live in the DC area and went to a nats game this year where Ross Detwiler pitched. I have to say, he looked great. He pounded the hitters with a fastball that reached 96-97 and sat 92-94. He also had a good slider. Upon looking at his stats this year, I see that he had a 3.40 era.
Would the Nationals be willing to trade him? I would think that it could be possible for the right package due to their pitching depth. The big question I have is what would we have to give up?
I would say it is unlikely the Nationals trade Detwiler. They no longer have the starting pitching depth they did last season as Edwin Jackson is a free agent and reports are they will be cutting ties with John Lannan. So rather than having depth, they will be out shopping for starters. Even if they were to trade him, the cost for good, young starters under team control is through the roof. Look what it took to get Latos.
I would like to point out that the starting rotation you listed there won 97 games for the Reds last season without missing a start (except for the Double Header). Not exactly a patchwork rotation