Originally Posted by IslandRed
Good point. If Chapman started on average once a week during the season, and averaged six innings a start, that's around 160 innings. Seven innings a week = 180+. Most any MLB pitcher whose arm isn't already hurting ought to be able to average six to seven innings a week without undue risk, regardless of previous usage. But I'll agree that he probably shouldn't be handed the ball every five days from start to finish; they'll need to manage the workload a bit.
And the good thing is you don't have to plan out his itinerary in advance and carve it in stone before the season starts. Bryan Price will be able to monitor Chapman's status on a daily basis and make adjustments to his workload as necessary.