Re: Am l the only person who thinks moving Chapman to the rotation is a very risky mo
Of course there is some risk involved, but the risk is minimal compared to the potential reward. I think it's WELL worth what risk there if for many of the some reasons others have mentioned.
- Closer is overrated. A very good SP is worth more than a CL. An ace is worth WAY more.
- Chapman was a starter his entire career before coming to the Reds. (Remember, those that saw him last year in Spring Training before Mason went down said he was not just the best SP in the Reds camp, but the best in all of the AZ teams they had seen)
- If it doesn't work out, you can move him back to the pen very easily.
- I think the tired arm he had last year was due to pitching too often, not too many innings. I think he may be better suited to through more innings and then have a longer rest.
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