Re: What should be the order of the starting rotation?
I want the Reds to put Aroldis Chapman on the 2012 Kris Medlin plan where Aroldis pitches out of the bullpen until late July then they stretch him out and he starts through the playoffs.
April until the transition I would have a rotation of:
After the transition:
I feel that this is the best way that Aroldis can have the biggest impact in the playoffs. If the Nats team doctors were right and you can't have a SP pitch start for a while, then pitch him out of the bullpen until he hits the innings limit, then I want the Reds to do the opposite and have Aroldis close until July and then transition to a starter. Hopefully the Reds can get around 110 innings out of him this year and the maybe Aroldis can be the full season #5 starter next year. I am just afraid of having him start too early and then have him hit the innings limit before the playoffs.
Aroldis - Cueto - Latos - Bailey is a pretty nasty rotation for the postseason.