Originally Posted by RedEye
Why would they want to do that when they just told Chapman to prepare as a starter? Makes no sense.
Actually my post made perfect sense.
First, if the Reds did acquire a Dickey type pitcher, they could leave Chapman as the closer. But my post made clear I thought this would not happen because Dickey would cost too much.
Second, my post was three weeks before Broxton was signed and three weeks before the Reds said Chapman was preparing as a starter. I'm sorry that I was unable to predict events announced three weeks later.