Originally Posted by kheidg-
Chapman was always a starter his entire career before being converted to a reliever and last year, a closer. Some people posting seems to think this is foreign territory for him.
We aren't paying 7 mil a year to Broxton to set up.
This shouldn't even be a discussion at this point. Stick with moving Chapman to the rotation and if things don't look good in June/July, move him back to the bullpen for the remainder of the year and do it over again next year.
Relievers are a heck of a lot easier to find than plus starters.
Starter in Cuba. The competitiion is not quite the same (and not nearly as close as many believe). Guys like Felix Perez and Rene Arocha provide examples of some of the better guys there.
Carlos Fisher was a pretty successful starter against weaker competition. Its proves nothing about how he'll do as a major league starter IMO.
That said, I agree with your plan to give him the opportunity to start.