Originally Posted by Vottomatic
I don't really care one way or the other if Chapman starts or closes.
It just seems like the rotation is set (top 3 of mlb) and bullpen was set (top 3 of mlb). Now they want to tinker with it. I'm fine with tinkering with it if there is a fallback plan. I hate for Chapman, his 2 pitch arsenal, and his occasional wildness, and lack of velocity, to not work out and they have to go with Corcino or Cingrani as the 5th starter and they turn out worse than whoever they trade off (guessing they trade Leake or Bailey if they want to start Chapman).
I think they'll hang onto Leake regardless of how the Chapman situation plays out. It's one thing to presume the need for six starters, but Chapman to the rotation makes it a physical impossibility that we'll make it through the year with five starters.