Re: Jocketty Interview Notes - 1530
Originally Posted by puca
Of course last year Walt said how difficult it would be for Chapman to transition to starter in mid-season. If he starts in the pen he will most likely stay in the pen or go down to AAA to stretch out - which would not make Dusty (or a lot of RZers) happy.
I think there's a big difference between starting Chapman in the pen with the full preparation that he's going to transition to the starting rotation and having him in the pen and pitching like he's a reliever.
By planning for him to be a starter, they can treat his routine like he's a starter but still limit innings.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda