Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
Yes it is likely his innings will be limited, but I don't think they will be restricted as harshly as some people believe.
Jeff Samardzija, Chris Sale and Lance Lynn were all successfully transitioned from the bullpen to the starting rotation in 2012. Samardzija threw 174.2 innings. Sale tossed 192 innings. Lynn hurled 176 innings. I expect to see Chapman treated similarly.
While those guys all did those things, the fact is we still don't know how that is going to effect them this year.
Originally Posted by Jefferson24
He is quite a few years removed from those 125 though. Not sure what the school of thought is on how that figures in. I am reluctant to think that just because you threw 125 4 years ago that you can just add 30 innings to that and dismiss the fact that you have only thrown about half that each year for the last 3 years.
I am not against the move, but there are many things to consider.
I don't think that the time difference matters much when it comes to that.