Re: If the Reds decided to trade Chapman for equal value before April 1
If I'm not mistaken Aroldis didn't make the top 50 in fangraphs trade value rankings last year. Now trade value is in the eye of the beholder and I'm sure several players on the list would be willingly swapped for Chapman right now. But it does speak to the fact that until he shows MLB success as a starter, we don't know for sure it will work out. (I do want him to start)
A guy who has never started an MLB game, only pitching in relief, is gonna see his value reflect that.