Originally Posted by mth123
Leake was offered $2.65 Million and filed for $3.5 Million. His salary will be somewhere around $3 Million. He's not going to AAA IMO. If they need him to start, he can go 3 or 4 the first time and be ready to go 5 or 6 the second time.
I think Walt has already implied that Chapman may begin the season in the bullpen to keep his innings down. That's what I expect.
I think Leake will begin in the rotation. Same starting five as last year.
I think the bullpen will be a logjam and will include Chapman. Don't think Aroldis will close, think he will pitch longer stints with Brox closing.
Then, at some point, Aroldis spends ten days at AAA and starts two games there. He then comes back to start for the Reds. Somebody drops out of the rotation and things are re-set.
Obviously, a guess, but that's what I would expect.