Re: Random thought on Chapman
Originally Posted by RedsManRick
What I'd like to see them do is use Leake more as a proper swing man, almost piggy-backing with Chapman to help him keep his innings/pitches down. Imagine you face Chapman the first two times through the order and then you face Leake the next time before getting handed off to Marshall, et. al.
That would keep everybody on a normal rotation (I don't want to take starts away from Cueto and Latos), ease Chapman in and take advantage of Leake's ability to hit in a long relief role.
I agree. As the fifth starter getting 30 starts and limited to five innings, Chapman would get 150 innings. Leake could be on a similar rotation and getting two to three innings every five days.
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