Re: With Chapman now officially back in the bullpen
I like the move as long as Dusty rotates Broxton and Chapman back and forth at Closer and doesn't do things strictly by the book.
What if the Reds have a lead, but it's the 7th or 8th inning and the opposing team has men on base with a quality lefthand bat coming to the plate, say Utley? Why not bring in Chapman to try and punch him out and get out of the inning?
We already have a strong starting rotation. I like having a strong bullpen too.
I never get the "Chapman is making $30M to be a Closer". Makes no sense. That's the total of his contract. Not a one year payment. Geez. We paid Cordero $12M per season. Broxton making $7M per season. I mean, Chapman's only averages out to like $4 or $5M per season.
I also don't get the comments saying "he's our best pitcher". HUH? In short stints maybe. I think Cueto, Latos, and Bailey might disagree with you.
And back to the bullpen. What if someone gets hurt? Better to have depth than trade some of it away. If the season doesn't go the way we think it will, there's a rash of injuries........you can always wheel and deal at the deadline.
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