Originally Posted by mth123
I think if he's this
he could have the kind of impact I'm talking about. Its not just his own stats that matter. All those 5 inning and less outings bring the rest of the staff down as well. Baseball is still a team game. As those type of outings pile up, you'll see worse stats from the pen and the other starters as well.
It's not like Leake was going out there and throwing complete games all the time. He averaged just under 6 innings a game.
If Chapman is awful he will get the hook after a couple of months. 3 at most. Even at Edinson Volquez levels that is a few wins and certainly not a season killer.
I understand it's a team game, and that is why 1 player is not going to kill an entire season. Heck, the Reds lost Joey Votto for a large chunk of the season and even that did not kill the Reds season.